Walmart has launched Walmart Pay, a payment feature built into the retailer’s mobile app that allows customers to use their smartphone to buy in-store purchases. The new feature is now available for use at each of Walmart’s 90 Michigan locations.
“We can’t wait to hear what our customers and associates in Michigan think of Walmart Pay,” says Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of services at Walmart U.S. in Bentonville, Ark. “The service was built to make shopping easier and faster, something we know our customers want.”
To use Walmart Pay, which is available for iOS and Android devices, customers must create an account on the company’s website and update their profile to include a preferred payment method, such as a credit or a debit card, a prepaid account, or a store gift card.
From there, customers can digitally access their preferred payment method during check out by scanning a quick response code displayed on their device. Once their transaction is complete, they will receive an audio confirmation and a paper receipt.
The app also includes additional shopping features such as checking in to pick up an online order at a store, refilling pharmacy prescriptions, and finding an item at a particular store.
“Walmart Pay is a powerful addition to our app, a tool that we’re using to transform the shopping experience by seamlessly connecting our online assets and our stores for customers,” Eckert says. “The service opens the door to new and better ways we can serve the 140 million customers who shop our stores each week.”
He says more than 20 million customers actively use the Walmart app each month, and it ranks among the top three retail apps in the Google and Apple app stores.