CVS finally caved and is now accepting Apply Pay at its retail stores.
7-Eleven will support Apple Pay contactless payments at nearly all of its more than 10,000 convenience stores in the United States by the end of September.
Despite talking with banks and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the plan has been put on hold.
Until now Costco has been a big holdout. You could use Apple Pay to make Costco home delivery purchases with Instacart, but not use it directly in the stores.
Contactless payment system users, such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, are on track to hit 450 million by 2020, and Apple is going to account for half of them around the world. That’s according to a new report from Juniper Research.
While US card issuers haven’t yet made contactless a priority, the extremely positive response across Europe, both from merchants and consumers, suggests the US would see very rapid migration at POS if and when contactless cards become mainstream.