PayPal Here van on tour in London, Surrey, Manchester and Brighton

PayPal Here VanPayPal are hitting the road in their special PayPal Here van in October and November to promote their new PayPal Here product.

Chris and I met the guys who have developed this product up in Richmond a few weeks back and we like it. More than that, the folks at the helm are impressive and imaginative. The lead has been taken by a team in the UK (and they’ve worked with stealth) and it solves real business problems. PayPal Here is compelling evidence that behind the sphinx shell of eBay Inc., there are brilliant brains at work. It would be good to see much. much more of that.

We’ve written about PayPal Here already. It’s a very nifty handheld device which, when hooked up to your tablet or smartphone by bluetooth, means you can take card payments when you’re out and about. The unit itself costs £99 and normal PayPal fees apply. It’s much cheaper than other terminals and PDQ machines out there. There’s no contract or monthly fee.

So needless to say the PayPal folks will be out on the road bigging up PayPal Here.

You can find out where the van will be here. But here are some details.

Professional Beauty – 13th & 14th October (Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX)
Real Food Market at Southbank – 25th & 26th October (Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX)
Kew Village Market – 3rd November (Station Parade, next to Kew Gardens tube)
Tool Fair, Sandown Park – 7th & 8th November (Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ)
Phex Plumbing and Heating Exhibition – 13th & 14th November (Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS)
Upper Gardner Street Market – 16th November (Upper Gardner Street Market, Brighton, BN1 4AN)
The Business Show – 28th & 29th November (London Olympia, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX)