Does Walmart accept Apple Pay? (Updated in 2022)
Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world, with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. With the advent of fintech and e-wallets, you can use many options to pay for shopping transactions.
Some of these options include Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, and Samsung Pay. Does Walmart accept Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and Samsung Pay? Read on to find out!
Does Walmart accept Apple Pay?
Unfortunately, Walmart doesn’t accept Apple Pay. Instead, Walmart accepts their own electronic payment system, Walmart Pay. Customers can use Walmart Pay at any point of sale in a brick-and-mortar retail store.
In addition to Walmart Pay, you can pay for your transactions with MasterCard, Paypal, Amex and Visa. However, Walmart does not use Walmart Pay on its online stores or any Walmart-owned store brands, such as Sam’s Club.
How do I set up Walmart Pay?
Setting up Walmart Pay is a seamless and simple process. Once you set up Walmart Pay, you can use it in any of the above sales channels.
Without further ado, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up Walmart Pay:
- Install the Walmart app on your smartphone
- Create a Walmart App Account
- In the Walmart app, select Walmart Pay
- Choose your preferred payment method
- Set up a PIN or Touch ID/Face ID
- choose save
How to pay with Walmart?
Using Walmart Pay is convenient and simple. We’ll show you how to use Walmart Pay in the step-by-step guide below. If you have any questions, be sure to ask the cashier on duty.
How to pay with Walmart:
- Scan your items at checkout as usual
- press green pay button
- Open the Walmart app
- choose Walmart Pay
- Scan the QR code on the cash register
- You will receive payment confirmation and receipt
Personal advice is to carry a power bank with you! In general, Walmart payments and electronic payment systems are quickly becoming the norm. So when you accidentally leave your phone uncharged overnight, the power bank will be your savior.
Will Walmart accept Apple Pay?
Walmart does not accept Apple Pay or any other brand of e-wallets and has no plans to do so. That could be bad news for loyal Walmart customers. However, you can use Apple Pay at almost any other retail store.
Why doesn’t Walmart accept Apple Pay?
Walmart won’t and won’t adopt Apple Pay because they want customers to use Walmart Pay. More specifically, Walmart is part of the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a joint venture led by the largest U.S. retailers including Best Buy and CVS Health.
MCX’s main product is CurrentC, a mobile payment platform that lets users scan QR codes. While MCX may have shut down operations in 2016, it would have been easier for Walmart to create its own mobile payment system rather than use a competitor’s system.
Walmart also doesn’t accept Apple Pay because it doesn’t provide as much customer data to Walmart when customers shop. All point-of-sale (POS) software collects customer data when a customer makes a transaction.
But because Apple Pay is owned by another company, Walmart doesn’t directly collect this data. It also means Walmart can’t customize the POS system to meet their needs, such as managing staff or ordering inventory.
Creating their own payment system means Walmart has full control over every aspect of the process, allowing them to tweak any part at will.
Where can I pay with Walmart?
You can use Walmart Pay at any Walmart store as long as you have Walmart Pay set up.
Where can I not use Walmart Pay?
You cannot use Walmart Pay to pay transaction fees at Walmart’s online store, walmart.com. However, you can use a linked card, which is as easy as using Walmart Pay.
Even if Walmart owns them, you can’t use Walmart Pay at Walmart gas pumps and Sam’s Club. Overall, you can only use Walmart Pay at Walmart.
Walmart doesn’t accept Apple Pay and has no plans to do so. Instead, Walmart uses their own Walmart Pay to provide a fast, seamless shopping experience.
Setting up Walmart Pay is easy. All you need to do is download the Walmart App, log into your account, and select Walmart Pay. After that, all you need to do is set up your preferred payment method (debit, credit, etc.) via Walmart Pay and you’re good to go!
Have any questions about Walmart Pay? Let us know in the comments!