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Apple today announced that Apple Pay is in the process of rolling out in Target stores across the United States and will be available at all of the retailer's 1,850 locations nationwide in the coming weeks.

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While it has accepted Apple Pay in its app for quite some time, Target was one of the biggest Apple Pay holdouts in terms of its stores.

Apple Pay is also rolling out to more than 7,000 Taco Bell and 2,200 Jack in the Box locations in the United States in the next few months, and recently became available at more than 245 Hy-Vee grocery stores in the Midwest as well as approximately 3,000 Speedway locations across the country, according to Apple.

With the addition of these national retailers, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the United States and 65 percent of all retail locations across the country support or will soon support Apple Pay, according to Apple. This includes last year's major additions of Costco, CVS, and 7-Eleven.

Update: REDcards cannot be added to Apple Pay at this time, according to Target's customer service account on Twitter. We've confirmed with Target's media relations team that this information is accurate.

Great question! At this time REDcards cannot be added to Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay. You are still able to use your REDcard via the Wallet in the Target app to simplify your checkout experience and save on deals with Cartwheel. Hope this helps! - AskTarget (@AskTarget) January 22, 2019


Article Link: Apple Pay Rolling Out at Target, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box Across the U.S. in Coming Weeks
 

Xirian

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I wonder if we'll be able to add our red cards. I thought store cards were supported but google doesn't turn anything up.
 
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redman042

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I’m surprised they finally did it. I think their objective was to hold out long enough to reach a certain level of red card subscribers before opening that door.
 
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ipedro

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Awww what happened to CurrrentC?

How did these retailers ever think that they could get their crappy payment standard to beat something as quick and streamlined as ApplePay? I mean, there must’ve been at least a few higher placed executives who took one look at CurrentC and said: “Guys, this is terrible”.
 

davie18

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I cant believe how far behind the US is when it comes to contactless payments. In the UK, contactless bank cards have been standard for payments less than £30 for years now, and then apple pay came a while after those and can be used pretty much anywhere in a big city like London, or still many places in smaller cities.

In London we've had contactless cards for public transport for like 15 years now as well... How is the US payment system so outdated?!

I don't get why apple pay is rolled out to specific merchants? In the UK you can use apple pay even in the tiniest shop as long as they have a contactless card machine... which they usually do now because they're so cheap even for tiny businesses. How come this isn't the case in the US?
 

Sasparilla

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Cool! Nice to see, Apple Pay now will be at virtually all my main stores.

I don't get why apple pay is rolled out to specific merchants? In the UK you can use apple pay even in the tiniest shop as long as they have a contactless card machine... which they usually do now because they're so cheap even for tiny businesses. How come this isn't the case in the US?

A tale of woe - unlike cash, the card / wireless / remote payment system in the U.S. is controlled by the U.S. corporate banking system, not the government and merchants can decide if they want to spend the money to roll out new readers that support wireless or turn the wireless off (some did). Anything that costs extra money will be put off and avoided.

We had wireless payments around the turn of the century (if memory serves), however they were not secure (you could remotely read people's card numbers walking through crowds) and typically tied to debit cards (from your checking account) where you don't want your card number stolen and charged so people stayed away from them. I'm guessing they're much more secure for you folks now.
 
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