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Walmart Pay hits checkout lanes nationwide

Walmart has announced that it has completed its rollout of Walmart Pay, its own take on mobile payments, to all of its stores nationwide. Availability covers more than 4,600 stores across the country, according to Walmart.

Originally launched in early December of 2015, Walmart Pay has seen a gradual rollout to stores over the past several months. As opposed to other mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay, Walmart Pay uses QR codes that you scan from the Walmart app at checkout. Your associated payment card will then be charged and you'll receive an e-receipt in the app.

If you'd like to give it a shot, you can download Walmart's official app from the App Store link below to get started.

23 Comments
  • Ehhh....not sure how much I trust Wal-Mart with my financial security. I think I may pass on this unless there's been any discussions on the security of this option?
  • What's the point? This is no more secure than using your credit card? Why even bother with the app?
  • At least Target gives you 5% off all purchaes with their Red Card. I relictantly use it only for that benefit.
  • Nice.. direct access to customer checking accounts, no fraud coverage, a hackers delight, with a data mining king putting themselves first over customer privacy and security. Oh boy.. rushing to sign up now! /NOT!
  • Hey while I don't support Walmart Pay for the record they don't offer checking account /ach transfers as a payment method. Only credit and debit cards. It's actually the opposite direction that Merchant C was taking. But id say don't support it. Because the more users it has that may bemotivation for them to continue not supporting nfc
  • Has anyone ever seen the people that frequent Walmart? This should be a huge hit! Sent from the iMore App
  • Ummm Ya I go in there a few times. Do I count as one of those? Whatever you mean? Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Four people were arrested after a 30-person brawl erupted at a New York Wal-Mart, allegedly over an insult about a woman's dress, authorities said...
  • I do all my grocery shopping there because it's the cheapest. Not going to use use Walmart Pay, but your comment was small minded and so broad it stretches the definition of the word.
  • And my opinion still stands regardless of what you think. Sent from the iMore App
  • So if you don't shop at (I assume ) Walmart how would you know? Plus you didn't state your opinion, you asked a question and then made an assumption. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I'll just stick to Samsung pay. It works everywhere.. Sent from the iMore App
  • According to Cnet (as of March 23, 2016) "You will need a Visa, MasterCard or American Express issued by Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, PNC, Synchrony Financial, US Bank or Wells Fargo." So it wouldn't work with my credit card.
  • Really everyone? Are the blindsides that bad? Apple Pay is bowed down to but Walmart pay is absolutely a travesty. Give me a break. I actually think my eyeballs may have hit the top of my cranium reading these comments. With skimmers getting more and more cleaver and frequent any wireless pay is the best pay. It's Walmart, I get it, not in your hipster toolbox, but you all sound like idiots. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple Pay doesn't have direct access to your bank account, Walmart Pay does. Google "Current-C" (the system Walmart Pay uses) and read up about it. Not to mention QR codes are easily created (and faked). It wouldn't be hard for someone to create a QR code that matched yours, and siphon money from you.
  • You got that backwards. When you checkout the cashier displays a specific QC code for each total purchase (very similar to the receipt catcher). You scan it with the app and it works it in the background. Unless you think that someone, in order to rob you, would make a QC code, crack open your phone, make you open the Walmart app and scan their code for some money. In which case it would probably be heads and tails easier to just steal your wallet. Sent from the iMore App
  • You're at a bar, you put your phone down and go to the bathroom (as I've seen MANY people do), someone picks up your unattended phone and scans their custom QR code that routes money into their account. All you need to do is find a phone that's not password protected, which is about 50% of all phones I've come in contact with. Your scenario about cracking open the phone and forcing the owner to open the app is just stupid. Also, if the owner is present why do you need to "crack" it open in the first place? Your arguments make no sense.
  • Wow...I'm not sure how you even get out of bed in the morning!!! So much coincidental conspiracy everywhere! Sent from the iMore App
  • Never set foot in a Walmart, never will.
  • Pretty dumb Sent from the iMore App
  • As a hacker, I approve of this.* *The above sentence is satire. I'm not a hacker.
  • Wal-Mart knows very well that supporting something like ApplePay would never go over well with their customer base since it requires a fingerprint to authorize payment on the phone which their customers would be hesitant to use considering most of them are not in this country legally.
  • No Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, was probably approached by Apple who told them this great convenient way for their customers to pay and make **** tons of money for Apple and in Walmart fashion they said "na...we'll just do that ourselves and make that **** ton of money, but thanks!" Sent from the iMore App