Who Accepts Apple Pay?
Noticed people hovering their iPhones over credit card terminals to pay for things lately? They’re using Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payments app. Apple Pay is an example of an NFC contactless payment, which means it’s a way to pay for things with your mobile device. NFC payments like Apple Pay are extremely secure because they’re dynamically encrypted. Apple Pay has the added protection of Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint technology. NFC payments are also extremely convenient. They’re processed super fast, taking just a few seconds as opposed to EMV chip card payments, which can take longer to process. It’s no wonder more and more stores are accepting Apple Pay. In fact, Apple Pay is already accepted at over two million stores. To see if a store, restaurant, gas station, or other business accepts Apple Pay, just look for the Apple Pay and NFC/tap and pay decals in store windows and on points of sale.
Apple Pay isn’t just for brick-and-mortar businesses. You can also use Apple Pay in a growing number of apps to make secure purchases with a tap. If an app is set up for it, Apple Pay appears as one of the payment options when it’s time to check out.
Below are a number of businesses and apps that currently accept Apple Pay as well as a bunch that are due to start accepting it soon (marked with an asterisk):
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Order the Square contactless and chip reader.
What are the stores that take Apple Pay? Lots of places. In fact, a slew of the country’s largest retailers now accept Apple Pay. But Apple Pay isn’t just for the big guys — with the Square contactless and chip reader (which retails for $49), businesses of any size can get set up to accept Apple Pay in no time. Already, we’ve received 350,000 orders for our Apple Pay reader. And if you order online today, you’ll receive your new reader in five to seven business days.
Want to test out Apple Pay at a large retailer before you order your own Apple Pay reader? Below is a list of stores that accept Apple Pay, in alphabetical order:
Stores that accept Apple Pay:
American Eagle Outfitters
Apple (of course)
Babies “R” Us
Barneys New York
Crate and Barrel
House of Hoops
Kids Foot Locker
Lady Foot Locker
Run by Foot Locker
Toys “R” Us
Unleashed by Petco
Fast food places and quick service restaurants that accept Apple Pay:
Au Bon Pain*
El Pollo Loco*
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Grocery stores and drug stores that accept Apple Pay:
Dan’s Fresh Market
Davis Food & Drug
Dick’s Fresh Market
Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy
Lin’s Fresh Market
Save Mart Supermarkets
Shop ‘n Save
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Sprouts Farmers Market
Whole Foods Market
Gas stations that accept Apple Pay
Chevron Extra Mile
ExxonMobil (through the Speedpass+ app)
Entertainment and travel businesses that accept Apple Pay:
Golden State Warriors
Walt Disney World
Banks that accept Apple Pay:
There’s a staggering list of major credit and debit cards from top U.S. and Canadian banks that work with Apple Pay. If you’re not sure if your bank lets you accept Apple Pay, take a look at Apple’s official list.
Apps that accept Apple Pay:
Social Print Studio
Accept Apple Pay at your business
So many customers are using Apple Pay as a quick, secure, and convenient way to pay that it makes sense to accept Apple Pay at your business so you don’t miss out on a sale. Apple Pay isn’t just for the big guys — with the Square contactless and chip reader (which retails for $49), businesses of any size can get set up to accept Apple Pay in no time. In fact, we’ve already sold over a half million of our Apple Pay readers. That’s a lot of Square sellers who accept Apple Pay. Order yours online today to receive your new reader in five to seven business days and start accepting Apple Pay at your business.
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