Walmart Pay expands to 14 new states bringing the total to 33; service works on iOS, Android phones

Walmart Pay expands to 14 new states bringing the total to 33; service works on iOS, Android phones
Walmart has expanded the use of its mobile payment service Walmart Pay to 14 new states. That brings the total number of states offering the service to 33. The discount retailer had previously hoped to have stores nationwide supporting Walmart Pay by the end of last month, but that goal might be pushed back until the end of the year.

Thanks to the addition of these new locations, more and more Walmart customers are finding themselves using the service. But limitations on where Walmart Pay can be utilized is preventing it from scoring usage rates as high as its rivals. Unlike more well known mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, Walmart Pay works only at brick and mortar Walmart stores. Users open the Walmart Pay app on their iOS or Android handset, open the camera on their smartphone and use it to scan the QR code that appears on the POS monitor. The transaction is then run through a pre-selected credit, debit or gift card. And that is it.

Walmart says that 22 million customers a month are using Walmart Pay, which is only 4% of its customer base. When introduced last December, the retailer said that it hoped to integrate Walmart Pay with other mobile wallets in the future.

source: AndroidAuthority

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8 Comments

2. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

It must be why Walmart disabled Samsung Pay.

4. TerryTerius unregistered

I was aware they disabled Apple Pay, I hadn't heard they had done the same for Samsung Pay. Oh well. I don't shop at Walmart anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sucks they are committed to being a pain in the a** for their customers though.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think they did. I went to Sams and I did use Samsung Pay before, but now it doesn't work. What's so dumb about Walmart Pay is it only works at their stores. Not really beneficial.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Will never use Apple, Samsung, Android pay because it does not benefit me. I am OK with Visa pay wave as it come with my credit card. The rest not worth my effort.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I would love for Wallly World to suffer the death their stupid payment system will suffer.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't know how this payment system helps Walmart in any way. Are they getting a portion of the transaction fee?

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They are getting the all-valuable information that they don't get with the tech companies' pay systems, plus I am sure they save a little on every transaction.

8. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

That they continue to be bullheaded with using QR codes over NFC is so typical. What a joke.

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