Introduction to Walmart
Walmart is the world’s largest operator of supermarkets, grocery stores, and discount department stores. They’ve grown significantly since Sam Walton first started experimenting in 1945. Today, Walmart has more than 10,500 stores and 2,200,000 employees in 24 countries.
Walmart is known for its low prices and large stores. Chances are you’ll find what you need at a good price.
Introduction to Google Pay
Google Pay is an easy-to-use, contactless payment method that works with your Android devices like your Android phone, watch, or tablet.. You can use it in person at stores, through apps, or on the web. It’s a secure, safe way to make your payments. 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: A modern payment method for the modern world.
But does Walmart have Google Pay?
Does Walmart Accept Google Pay?
No, Walmart does not take Google Pay.
If you use Google Pay you might remember Walmart taking Google Pay in the past. It’s true that Walmart used to accept Google Pay, but they then blocked it. According to a Walmart executive, they have no plans to offer it in Walmart stores in the future.
Why Does Walmart Not Take Google Pay?
Do you wish that Walmart accepted Google Pay and wonder why they don’t take it?
The reason Walmart doesn’t take Google Pay is simple: Walmart has its own version of Google Pay called Walmart Pay. They want you to use their Walmart Pay contactless payment method when you’re shopping at Walmart, not a competitor’s.
I don’t think blocking Google Pay is a smart move on Walmart’s part. Far more shoppers use Google Pay than Walmart Pay or the Walmart App, which narrows their contactless payment customer base. The average Google Pay shopper is exactly the shopper Walmart wants and needs in their stores so accepting Google Pay should be viewed as a win-win by Walmart.
Instead, they’ve gone with a Walmart-only mobile payment system that complicates life for their shoppers who want to use Google Pay. Until they decide that Walmart Pay is losing them money and shoppers, don’t expect them to accept Google Pay. It might be quite some time since it’s hard for the people who work at Walmart on this to admit they would do better with Google Pay than without.
An Innovative Checkout Experience: Walmart’s Scan and Go
Although Walmart doesn’t support Google Pay, they are innovative in others. They’re actively working on reimaging your Walmart shopping experience.
One area where Walmart is improving the shopping experience is with their Scan and Go option through the Walmart App, which is available in the app store. Scan and Go lets you scan items through the app and put them in your cart while you shop. Once you’re done shopping, you checkout through the app, scan a QR code at a self-service register, and walk out of the store. You might have to go to a self-service kiosk to weigh fruit or show an associate your basket. While this function requires you to be a Walmart Plus member, they offer a free trial.
Check Walmart’s Scan and Go out yourself! It might not be Google Pay, but it makes shopping at Walmart better.