PayPal Poised for Big Mobile Wallet Push at Home Depot

On January 9th, Mobile Marketing Watch reported that PayPal and Home Depot are teaming to experiment with mobile wallet services at select Home Depot stores.

The trial testing allows shoppers to purchase items at checkout either directly through their mobile device or through a special PayPal card.

On Monday, it was reported that the number of “select stores” is expanding… to all of them.

PayPal says it will expand trials of the new mobile wallet services to well over 2,000 Home Depot stores in the United States.

“Home Depot is the first retailer to roll out a limited pilot program for our new POS technologies,” admitted PayPal director of communications Anuj Nayar on the PayPal Blog earlier this month. “We frequently run trials with our retail partners. The Home Depot pilot is currently being run in five stores and involves a small number of PayPal employees.”

With a 100-million strong user base, the chances for PayPal’s success at Home Depot are certainly more favorable than not.