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For some Americans mobile wallets are a great way to save time, and for those who are Walmart customers the news that Walmart Pay is now available in more states may make their heart skip a beat, with the mobile wallet now available in Mississippi, Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri and the Carolina's, as well as Washington D.C.
The launch of Walmart Pay and its current expansion is seen as being a way streamline shopping for customers “The service was built to make shopping easier and faster, something we know our customers want,” said Daniel Eckert, senior vice president, Services, Walmart U.S. “Walmart Pay is a powerful addition to our app, a tool that we’re using to transform the shopping experience by seamlessly connecting our online assets and our stores for customers. The service opens the door to new and better ways we can serve the 140 million customers who shop our stores each week.”
Walmart Pay is the only retailer designed payment system available, according to Walmart. It can be used with both iPhone's and Android devices. People can load the payment app with credit and debit cards as well as Walmart gift cards.
The Wallmart App can be downloaded into mobile devices via iTunes and Google Play.
Using Walmart Pay
Once people have downloaded the app they are ready to go. To get started when checking out they open the app and choose Walmart Pay, since it is located in the Walmart app. People also need to enable their camera before making a purchase, because it will be used to connect the phone to the register.
Then during checkout the next step is to scan the code, which is found at the register, once that is done then Walmart Pay is linked to the register. This lets the system scan and track the items they are buying. This is all that needs to be done, once the transaction is complete people will receive an eReceipt, and users can review it in real time or later on.
More from the Walmart app
The Walmart app can also be used to pick up items that were ordered via the website, to locate a store and to refill a prescription.