Apple Pay in China and at Trader Joe’s

The list of Apple Pay retailers demonstrates that Tim Cook is still having serious problems promoting the solution. The nation’s largest and most profitable retailers are resisting Apple Pay, while many troubled brands are accepting it.

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Walmart Enters the Payment Wars

One interesting possibility is that Walmart is planning to start accepting Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple Pay and Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Pay in its stores when Walmart Pay appears. There is a strong incentive for Walmart to do so; accepting such electronic payment decreases costs by increasing efficiency and eliminating paperwork, something Walmart loves.

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Where Can You Use Apple Pay?

As you can see, many of the biggest names in American retail are still missing from the list, including the nation’s largest supermarket operator, Kroger, which owns such chains as Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Smiths, Harris Teeter, and King Sooper’s. All of the dollar store operators; Walmart, the largest retailer in the universe; Amazon.com; most department stores; and all of the hardware and home improvement stores are also missing.

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Apple Pay’s Slow Battle for Acceptance

Apple Pay’s next big test will come this month in the United Kingdom, where the payment app is supposed to be available sometime this month. The service could be much more popular in Great Britain because it will be more widely accepted there, The Verge reported.

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