Despite requests from across the US, Walmart has refused to allow customers to use Apple Pay for online transactions at digital checkout.
Walmart, one of the largest retail names in the United States, still does not accept Apple Pay as a valid cashless payment method in its stores in the promotion of Walmart Pay
Walmart bars Apple Pay in favor of its own payment app.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, digital wallets like Apple Pay have allowed users to make digital transactions through cashless options.
Major retail chains around the world like Walmart have introduced easy checkout methods for the convenience and safety of customers.
In these payment applications, users can link their debit and credit cards to make convenient transactions at physical stores and online shopping portals writes GoBankingRates.
However, while Apple Pay has made a name for itself as a reliable online payment option, Walmart has no plans to implement it in its stores in the future.
According to Mac Rumors, the retail giant has instead committed to Walmart Pay, its own payment method available through the Walmart app on iOS.
Unlike Apple Pay which uses NFC technology like many other mobile wallets, Walmart uses a QR code that customers can scan to checkout.
The technology is Walmart’s investment in technologies that improve the overall customer shopping and checkout experiences.
Additionally, by avoiding Apple Pay, Walmart avoids the additional fees Apple charges its affiliates, which can directly affect the companies’ profits.
Walmart Pay is easy to use.
It’s definitely beneficial for Walmart to push its mobile payment app because not only does it push for brand awareness, but it also allows the company to collect revenue from Walmart Pay.
Customers can also take advantage of the option to use Walmart Pay instead of other payment options because it allows them to keep their purchase history where they can find receipts if they ever need to return an item.
According to GoBankingRates, Walmart Pay is extremely secure for customers as it keeps customer data private and is also easily accessible through a PIN code or Touch ID.
For convenience, Walmart Pay also asks its customers to consider downloading Walmart Pay to simplify checkout at Walmart stores.
After that, customers can select Walmart Pay as their preferred payment method by selecting credit, debit, or gift cards from the options shown.
For convenience, users can add an online payment method by going to Settings, selecting Account, selecting the Wallet option, adding a payment method, and saving the card.
However, if customers still choose to use payment methods other than Walmart Pay and Apple Pay, they can also use Paypal, Affirm, or Capital One credit cards.
Although Walmart still refuses to accept Apple Pay in its stores, the Apple Pay application still remains the most accepted online payment method in 90% of the United States.
Since its launch in October 2014, Apple has been used by consumers for payments and checkout at major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Kroger, MacRumors says.