Walmart Pay has started its expansion across the U.S. with two more states.
The retailer announced yesterday (June 16) that the mobile payment service will expand to stores in Alabama and Georgia. This service allows a customer with any iOS or Android smartphone with a major credit card loaded on the app to pay at any checkout lane using the Walmart app.
In Alabama, this will bring Walmart Pay into 120 more stores, and in Georgia, this will bring the service to 180 more stores. Overall, Walmart launched the mobile payments app in order to enhance how consumers checkout at the POS, as well as online.
For customers wanting to use Walmart Pay, they can do so in three steps after downloading the Walmart app: opening it at checkout to activate the camera, scanning the QR code and then the customers will receive an eReceipt that can be viewed at anytime by the user.
According to Walmart, more than 20 million customers actively use the Walmart app on a monthly basis. It also ranks among the top three retail apps in the Google and Apple app stores, according to the retailer. The Walmart app includes the options for customers to pick up an online order at a Walmart store, refill pharmacy prescriptions and find an item’s store location.
“We can’t wait to hear what our customers and associates in Alabama [and Georgia] think of Walmart Pay. The service was built to make shopping easier and faster, something we know our customers want,” said Daniel Eckert, senior VP of services for 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.”
In other Walmart news, the company announced this week it plans to add $45 billion to $60 billion of new sales in the next three years, according to what CEO Doug McMillon said during a conference.
"So, sometimes, people say Walmart is not really a growth company anymore. I want to say: 'Well, if we layer on $50 to $60 billion, would that count, in three years?" he said.