Walmart Pay rolls to 500 more stores

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has rolled out its mobile payment solution, Walmart Pay, to an additional 500 stores in 14 states, as the retailer continues a rapid deployment of the program.

Walmart Pay was introduced in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas in May, and added Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia in mid-June.

Now shoppers in New Mexico, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Ohio and throughout New England can access Walmart Pay.

The mobile payment solution works with the retailer's app for Android and iOS devices. Shoppers simply open the Walmart app at checkout, choose Walmart Pay and activate the camera to scan the displayed code. An eReceipt is saved on the app and can be accessed at any time.

Walmart claims more than 20 million active users of the app, which shoppers can also use to refill pharmacy prescriptions, locate stores and check in to pick up online orders.

Walmart has been a holdout in refusing to accept Apple Pay, and had been a key proponent of a competitive payment program called CurrentC from the Merchant Customer Exchange Group. But CurrentC has suspended its test program as Walmart Pay rolls out.

For more:
- see the MarketWatch story
- read these Walmart press releases

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