Introduction to Home Depot
Home Depot is an American home improvement store chain with close to 2,300 locations and 400,000 employees. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur Blank, Ron Brill, and Patt Farah in 1978 in Georgia who had a vision of a home improvement superstore. Over the years, Home Depot has grown to become the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. Outside of the United States, Home Depot also has locations in Canada and Mexico.
Introduction to Google Pay
Google Pay is an easy-to-use, contactless payment method that works with your Google devices like your Android phone, tablet, and watch. You can think of Google Pay as transforming your physical Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and other credit/debit cards into a contactless card. Your Android phone, watch, or tablet becomes a contactless credit card.
You can use Google Pay to make contactless transactions in person at stores, through apps, or on the web. It’s a secure, safe way to make your payments. In an age where data is money, Google stands out as one of the few companies that won’t sell your personal information.
Gone are the days of waiting for change or having to use a credit card reader that thousands of other dirty cards have already been in. Google Pay is a modern payment method for the modern world.
But does Home Depot take Google Pay?
Does Home Depot Accept Google Pay?
No, Home Depot doesn’t accept Google Pay. It’s unfortunate since Google Pay is a safe, convenient, and simple way to pay. For a company that’s been innovative in other areas of the retail experience, it’s unfortunate that they haven’t implemented the one payment option that would actually change a shopper’s traditional checkout experience.
Below is a discussion between Home Depot employees confirming that Home Depot stores do not take Google Pay:
Since it’s clearly something shoppers want we’re hopeful that Home Depot changes course and accepts Google Pay in the near future.
Do Home Depot’s Card Machines Support Contactless Payment?
Interestingly, many Home Depot locations are already set up to take contactless payment services such as Google Pay. They just haven’t enabled it yet! In some locations, it’s been like this for years.
Why Won’t Home Depot Enable Google Pay On Their Card Machines?
You might wonder why Home Depot hasn’t enabled Google Pay since their card machines already support it. We wonder too.
Home Depot was supposed to accept Google Pay, along with other contactless payment options, all the way back in 2015 but it never came to pass.
Why did they never enable Google Pay? It’s not clear but it could be tied to Home Depot’s acceptance of PayPal in-store, which is still an option.
But Isn’t Google Pay Just Hype?
If you haven’t used Google Pay before, you might not understand why it’s so popular. We didn’t understand it either but once we set it up, we’ll never go back. Being able to pay by just tapping your Android phone, tablet, or watch is a leap forward from digging in your wallet or purse.
Home Depot’s Other Contactless Shopping Options
To be fair to Home Depot they do have other contactless shopping options. These options let you either avoid going into your local store or avoid going through a regular checkout line.
Home Depot’s Contactless Options Are:
Curbside pickup: You can place a curbside order through their website or their app.
Home delivery: You can place a delivery order through Home Depot’s app or website. Select stores offer same-day delivery while others offer next-day delivery. There’s typically a charge for this service which is frequently $79 with an additional $20 charge for a specific time slot. Although it’s pricey, it can come in handy if you’re ordering large quantities of building materials or equipment that won’t fit in your own vehicle.