Apple Pay officially became available on Oct. 20 in the U.S., allowing customers across the nation to begin making payments with the touch of a finger.
More than 30 retail chains, operating some 220,000 combined locations, have invested in the technology, including Chevron and Texaco ExtraMile locations, Walgreens, Subway, Whole Foods Market and McDonald’s.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has already begun rolling out Apple Pay inside its Chevron and Texaco ExtraMile stores, with plans to have 3,000 locations in 15 states accepting Apple Pay before the holiday season. Chevron is also working to make Apple Pay available to the remaining Chevron and Texaco network by early 2015.
Apple Pay allows customers to use iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, (once it becomes available to customers). Customers can also access compatible apps with Apple Pay when paying for goods and services with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
“Chevron is always looking at making payments easier, more convenient and secure for our customers,” Braden Reddall, senior downstream media advisor for Chevron told CSD. “We are in the process of rolling out Apple Pay now. The rollout is going to be a gradual process. We are working with Apple Pay in order to potentially have the technology also available at the fuel pumps in the future, but at the moment it’s available inside the c-store.”
Stay tuned to CSD‘s November issue for more on how Apple Pay works, what makes it secure, and who among your competition is adding it.