In the weeks to come, users will be capable of using Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay in the US at each Target store. Users have been capable of employing Apple Pay for quite a time at Target’s site, but it and other mobile transaction services have not been accepted in most of the firm’s brick-and-mortar shops. As per media, Apple Pay has been experimenting at Target stores since November 2018. Now, all 1,850 Target stores all over the US will include support for 3 of the most well-liked mobile transaction systems.
“Providing guests more methods to quickly and conveniently pay is just one more way we are making it simpler than ever to shop at Target,” claimed Target’s chief information officer, Mike McNamara, to the media in an interview. The firm initially held out on systems such as Apple Pay, joining hands with companies comprising Walmart and Best Buy in 2012 to develop the MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) to make mobile transaction systems for every separate retailer.
On a related note, you can now make payments for your Uber rides using your Google Pay account in India. Google Pay was earlier dubbed as Tez. “Consumers can earn guaranteed up to Rs 1,000 when they employ Google Pay for minimum 10 Uber rides,” claimed Google. Currently, commuters can make payments for their Uber rides employing Paytm, cash, Gift Card, JioMoney, UPI payments, and debit or credit cards.
While this might offer one more payment option for Uber consumers, the associations might not be a good news for Paytm, the e-wallet major. The firm already seems to be experiencing the heat from increasing rivalry from Google Pay and WhatsApp Payments. Paytm recently also complained to NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) that Google is sharing payments info of Indian users with 3rd-party users and affiliate firms.