As mobile payments at terminals start to become norm in this day and age, Walmart Pay is next on the list to allow users to make payments through their Walmart app for iOS and Android allowing customers to make fast, easy, and secure payments in stores.
Walmart is going to be the only retailer that allows payments to be made with any handset running iOS or Android as long as that phone can download the Walmart app. Each register will be able to accept this payment method and will work with any major credit card, debit card, prepaid card, or Walmart gift card. Walmart will be testing this in select stores this month and then it will be released to every other store by the end of the of the first half of 2016.
Neil Ashe, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce made a comment about Walmart Pay.
The Walmart app was built to make shopping faster and easier. Walmart Pay is the latest example – and a powerful addition – of how we are transforming the shopping experience by seamlessly connecting online, mobile and stores for the 140 million customers who shop with us weekly.
Even Daniel Eckert, senior vice president, services, Walmart U.S. made the comment
The simplicity and ease of Walmart Pay comes not only from how it works, but also in how it’s been built. We made a strategic decision to design Walmart Pay to work with almost any smartphone and accept almost any payment type – even allowing for the integration of other mobile wallets in the future. The result is an innovation that will make the ease of mobile payments a reality for millions of Americans.”
Walmart even explained how easy the process is to make a payment too.
- Open: Visit any register, open the Walmart app and choose Walmart Pay. Activate the camera.
- Scan: At any time during checkout, simply scan the code displayed at the register. Walmart Pay is now connected.
- Done: Associate scans and bags the items… and it’s done. An eReceipt will be sent to the app and can be viewed at any time.
With Walmart being such a big retailer, it’s smart for them to allow their own application to make mobile payments for customers. Just think, that one lane that you sit in forever just to pay for a six pack of Yuengling will finally move faster thanks to this method of payment. Would you download the Walmart app to your device to make mobile payments? Let us know by leaving your comment down below, or on one of our three social networks.Source: WalMart