As you may remember, last year Walmart launched Walmart Pay, essentially the company’s own mobile payments platform. And since there are so many Walmarts around the US, it makes sense for the company to try and have their own system in stores as opposed to using another company’s system, like Apple Pay or Android Pay.
Walmart Pay has only been available in a handful of states, but Walmart has announced that Walmart Pay will now be available across all Walmart outlets in the US which covers 4,600 stores around the country. It is a big move for the company. Will it pay off?
So how does Walmart Pay work? Why would you use it? Well, platforms like Apple Pay rely on NFC which in a way limits the number of users who can use the service. However Walmart Pay just requires the user to own a smartphone and the Walmart Pay app. It is simple. You link your credit/debit card to your Walmart account and when at the checkout register, just scan the QR code on the screen using the phone’s camera and the purchase will be registered. If you shop frequently at Walmart, this might be worth checking out. They are counting on it.