Walmart Payment Tech in the News

Two stories about Walmart’s payment options emerged this week and both are about different kinds of accessibility.

Accessible Terminals

The SFGate.com reports that Walmart has settled a lawsuit regarding the placement of credit card payment terminals at cash register aisles. Some individuals in mobility scooters or wheelchairs have had problems accessing the terminals:

The proposed settlement in federal court in San Francisco is intended to make the point-of-sale machines at Walmart’s more than 200 stores in the state accessible to the more than 300,000 Californians who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters.

Walmart Scan & Go for Android

Walmart’s mobile payment app, Scan & Go is now available for Android users, according to AndroidPolice.com. The app allows consumers to scan their purchases as they shop and then pay at a self-checkout. Right now the app is in a limited testing stage, but the decision to take the app to a different platform is encouraging.

What Does this Mean for Suppliers?

Offering multiple payment methods, and making them accessible to consumers, is good for business. Since these technologies operate in brick & mortar stores, expanding accessibility encourages brick & mortar shopping by making it more convenient. This benefits suppliers who are relying on in-store sales.

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