Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 07:20
Category: Apple Pay, News, retail
You can now use Apple Pay at some Kohl’s locations.
Which isn’t a bad thing.
Kohl’s has stated that the department store chain now accepts Apple Pay and that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl’s Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same. This makes it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.
Roughly 250 Kohl’s locations currently support the option and the company has said that this should be available in all locations by the end of the month, according to company representatives. The system will work automatically so long as a person has both their Charge and Yes2You cards linked to Apple Pay.
In October 2015, Kohl’s became the first retailer to have an Apple Pay-enabled store card. Since then, in fact, only one other chain has come onboard in this respect, though JCPenney may follow suit.
Merchant support within the United States has been the weakest link for Apple Pay. At a time when almost every bank and credit union of note in the country is participating, retailers have been slow to adopt support for the platform. Retailers that have promised support but have yet to deliver include Anthropologie, Marriott and Forever 21.
Apple has promised that more major chains such as Au Bon Pain and Chick-fil-A will add support later this year.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.