CVS starts accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay in nationwide pharmacies
In addition to dozens of new banks joining the official Apple Pay supporter list pretty much every month, the Cupertino-based tech giant has recently managed to score major coups with long overdue Costco and 7-Eleven partnerships.
While Target and Walmart continue to resist the trend, CVS is finally throwing in the in-house mobile payment app towel. Prepare to say goodbye to CVS Pay (if you even knew such a thing existed), and hello to Apple Pay prescription filling, as promised just a few months ago.
Perhaps feeling the heat from arch-rival Walgreens, the largest pharmacy store chain in the United States is not looking to play favorites in the battle for digital wallet supremacy, simultaneously embracing Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
It’s all for the benefit of the customer, be it a Galaxy fan, iOS devotee or an Android user owning an NFC-capable phone from a different manufacturer.
It’s worth remembering that CVS Pharmacy actually disabled the NFC chips of its early payment terminals to resist the rise of Apple Pay and try to get CVS Pay off the ground, using a now-defunct platform called CurrentC. That wasn't such a great idea, now, was it?