Does Walmart Accept Google Pay?

does walmart accept google pay

Walmart is a US-based retail corporation operating chains of discount stores and grocery stores. Sam Walton found the company in 1969. They also own a retail store chain by the name of Sam’s Club. Being such a giant, they accept payment through a lot of modes but does Walmart accept Google Pay too?

The company owns and operates 11,484 stores across 27 countries. Walmart also operates its stores in the UK, Japan, Canada, Chile, and Argentina.

Recently, the company has made some significant investments in the Indian e-commerce chain Flipkart.

The company takes different forms of payments. However, as far as digital payments are concerned the company launched Walmart Pay in 2015 and it only accepts Walmart Pay as an integrated form of payment.

It does not accept Samsung Pay, Google Pay, and Apple Pay as a form of payment.

Walmart Pay

Walmart Pay

How to use Walmart Pay?

Walmart lets its customers speed up their payments and checkout process and it can be used to store the debit, credit, and gift information.

Following steps can be used to starting your Walmart Pay:

  1. Firstly, go to IOS play store or Android play store and download the Walmart app.
  2. Open the Walmart app and choose the payment method, you wish to use credit, debit, or gift cards; if you have not saved your gift or debit card with the app, you need to save it first and then proceed.
  3. Next step is to include security credentials such as a PIN or touch ID.
  4. Tap Walmart Pay.

At the Store Checkout

  1. Firstly shop as many as items you want to and go to the checkout lane.
  2. Scan the products that you have purchased.
  3. Next, you can use any method such as credit card, debit card or Walmart Pay.
  4. Open the Walmart app and choose the payment method, you wish to use credit, debit, or gift cards; if you have not saved your gift or debit card with the app, you need to save it first and then proceed.
  5. On the Next step use it to include security credentials such as a PIN or touch ID.
  6. Tap Walmart Pay.
  7. To pay, you can also hold your phone over the QR code that’s displayed on the register.
  8. You will be indicated by the app and your payment will be verified.

Benefits of using Walmart Pay

Convenient Payment: The major benefit of using Walmart Pay is that it lets you do touch-free payments.

Simple returns: If you wish to return your products to any of the stores or by online mode, you need not have a receipt. Rather, you can use the receipts stored in the app.

Green-friendly: When you pay using the Walmart Pay app, you need not have a paper receipt and you can use e-receipt and help in protecting the environment.

Whenever you are using Walmart Pay, you are doing your bit toward saving the environment and working toward reducing your individual carbon footprint

Security Features: The Company also uses several layers of security layers and newest security features so that your payments are secured.

Whenever you are making a purchase, Walmart Pay will ask for a touch ID or password, this ensures that no one is able to use your app, even if you lose your phone.

Also, the company encrypts all the information and your card details so that there is no case of data theft in any case

What Walmart Pay can’t do?

You can use Walmart wherever you wish to use it but it does not operate at certain places.

Walmart Pay works in all Walmart stores, but it doesn’t work at Walmart fuel pumps or Murphy USA gas stations. The reason is that the app is not connected to your concerned financial institution.

Also, you are not able to get the cashback at the company’s stores.

Google Pay

Google Pay

Google Pay is the online payment system and digital wallet application, developed by AlphabetInc., previously it was named as Android Pay and was launched in 2015 by the company.

However, the company merged its digital wallet and payment services application in 2018 and named it Google Pay.

Security

Google Pay is highly secure as it eliminates the need of using your debit or credit card for any type of transaction.

It requires users to upload the details of their debit or credit card in their app and renders contactless payment by using two-factor authorization.

Advantages of using Google Pay are convenient and secure payment gateway, the company has developed the application to be highly secure and even if your phone is lost, your data will not be used by unauthorized persons, as the application will require two-factor authorization.

How to setup Google Pay?

  1. Firstly, you need to visit the play store on your android smartphone.
  2. Set your screen lock as the first mode of authorization.
  3. Add your cards and fill your bank account details.
  4. You need to have the number attached to your bank account on your smartphone.
  5. G Pay will send authorization on your number and your account is set up.
  6. Pay anywhere using G Pay.

Supported networks by Google Pay

Visa / Visa Debit / Visa electron

Mastercard / Debit Mastercard

American Express

Discover

Diners Club

JCB

Maestro

PayPal in the US, Germany

EFTPOS in Australia

Interac in Canada

Nanaco stored-value card in Japan

Edy stored-value card in Japan

Suica stored-value card in Japan

Waon stored-value card in Japan Unified Payments Interface in India orRupay

Apple pay

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is another digital payment service by Apple Inc. it is the direct competitor to Google Pay and Samsung Pay. It can only be downloaded on IOS.

The service was launched by Apple in 2014 along with iPhone launching event and the service is only compatible with iPhone 6 and newer iPhones.

It bears similarity to contactless payments with additional security features such as touch ID and Face ID.

How to setup Apple Pay?

  1. Go to the app store on your IOS device and download the latest version of Apple Pay.
  2. Set your PIN as the first mode of authorization.
  3. Add touch ID or Face ID as an additional mode of authorization.
  4. Add your cards and fill your bank account details.
  5. You need to have the number attached to your bank account on your smartphone.
  6. Apple Pay will send authorization on your number and your account is set up.
  7. Pay anywhere using Apple Pay.

Please note that Apple Pay might require you to download the app of your banking service provider to add cards on your Apple Pay app and in mainland China, you might be required to set up 6 digits PIN.

Summing Up

Walmart doesn’t accept payments through Google pay or G-pay so, you need to have Amazon Pay installed in your phone.

However, there are some places where you won’t be able to pay through the Walmart Pay, where other digital payment alternative comes into the picture like G-Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay.

If you want to return Walmart products – do check out Walmart Return Policy.

If you still have some questions to ask about the topic, we’d be happy to take them in the comments section below.

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