Walmart, the retail giant, remains firm in its refusal to accept Apple Pay, despite Kroger’s recent decision to adopt the popular payment platform. Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, finally gave in to the demands of its customers and rolled out support for Apple Pay. This move has placed renewed pressure on Walmart to reconsider its stance.
Walmart continues to promote its own payment platform, Walmart Pay, which relies on QR codes instead of contactless technology like Apple Pay. Since its launch in 2016, Walmart Pay has struggled to gain widespread adoption, with many shoppers expressing their preference for Apple Pay instead.
While it remains unclear what Walmart’s internal reasoning is, frustrated shoppers have taken to social media to express their disappointment. Some users have even stated that they now choose to shop at competitors like Target due to Walmart’s refusal to accept Apple Pay.
When contacted for comment about the possibility of adopting Apple Pay, Walmart did not respond. Currently, Walmart stands as the largest holdout among major retailers in the United States, alongside companies like Home Depot and H-E-B, who also show no signs of changing their stance on the payment option.