It looks like almost everyone wants to jump onto the bandwagon of mobile payment services. We already have Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Chase Pay, Apple Pay and now, the newest addition to the list is Wallmart Pay. As the name suggests, the service has been launched by America’s leading retail store chain Wallmart.
Wallmart Pay is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and can be used to pay at Wallmart stores at any checkout lane. The service will be available at a few selected stores for this month and will be made available in all Wallmart stores around the country by the first half of 2016.
Wallmart has said that its payment service accepts all the major debit/credit cards, pre-paid, and Walmart gift cards. The best part is that this service will work from within the Wallmart app, hence, you won’t have to juggle between two apps. However, it also means that if your Android phone does not support Wallmart app, you will not be able to use Wallmart Pay.
To use the app, you need to visit any register and open the Wallmart app followed by selecting Wallmart Pay. Turn on your phone’s camera and during checkout, scan the QR code displayed at the register to connect. The associate will scan and bag the items while the Wallmart Pay takes care of payment. Once the payment is successful, you will receive an eReceipt on the app that you can see and use for future reference.
Wallmart Pay currently works only in Wallmart stores, but it is expected to integrate with other mobile wallet services in future.
Neil Ashe, President and CEO of Wallmart Global eCommerce said,
“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.”
Daniel Eckert, Senior Vice President, Services, Wallmart U.S. said,
“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.”