4,600 Rite Aid stores will accept Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Android Pay.
Pharmacy chain Rite Aid announced to accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet starting on August 15. The 4,600 Rite Aid stores will also accept Android Pay when it launches. Additionally, all Rite Aid stores will also accept tap and pay credit and debit cards.
“Increasingly, consumers are actively seeking out and incorporating mobile technology into many facets of their life, including their shopping and purchasing decisions,” said Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation.
“By accepting mobile payments, we’re able to offer Rite Aid customers an easy and convenient checkout process, which we know is important to them. Investing in mobile technologies is just one piece of Rite Aid’s evolving digital strategy and we will continue to explore, test and implement innovative technologies that will help us to better serve our valued customers.”
Rite Aid is one of the merchants of the MCX the merchant-owned mobile commerce network. The CurrentC payment system has though still not launched.
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