Apple Drops Apple Pay For Laundry Orders

This week, removed Apple Pay as a payment option for laundry orders on its iOS app.

In an email to users, wrote Apple Pay had been removed “indefinitely,” reportedly noting that “with the payment method, we were not able to ensure the level of service that we strive toward here at and have removed it due to problems outside of our control.”

To compensate, offered users $10 off their next laundry order.

9to5mac noted that the issue with Apple Pay might have something to do with the weight estimation for per-pound wash-and-fold services, which can often lead to changes in transaction amounts.

Overall, mobile wallets have seen a less-than-enthusiastic reaction from the market, especially when it comes to making in-store purchases. As of the latest round of numbers, mobile wallet adoption appears to be stuck in neutral.

The numbers for Apple Pay have actually showed decline, with the mobile wallet the most tried of the major offerings, but not the most used.

Still, Apple Pay has been growing its third-party payment integration, such as last month’s move by Comcast to launch an Apple Pay option for Xfinity bill payments. Apple also has been reported to be considering a move to build its own P2P money transfer service.


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