Apple announced today that it is extending its Apple Pay service to more number of retailers in the US. The new businesses include Target, Taco Bell and Speedway and they will be fully operational with Apple Pay integration very soon. The company says this will be a welcome move for major retailers in the US as it makes the payments more easier and convenient for both buyers and sellers.
Apple spoke abut this new development in the Newsroom blog:
Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are the latest merchants to support Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world that lets customers easily and securely pay in stores using their iPhone and Apple Watch. With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country will support Apple Pay.
Apple Pay is rolling out now in Target stores and will be available in all 1,850 locations across the US in the coming weeks. Customers can use Apple Pay today at more than 245 Hy-Vee stores in the Midwest and inside the store at all of Speedway’s approximately 3,000 locations across the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast. Apple Pay is also rolling out to more than 7,000 Taco Bell and 2,200 Jack in the Box locations in the next few months.
Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services was also mentioned in the blog, and she explained that Apple Pay is much faster than using credit or debit card and can always come in handy with the iPhones and other Apple devices by the user’s side.