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Sam’s Club To Start Accepting Visa

In another sign that Walmart and Visa and prepared to play nicely together going forward, it seems that at long last Sam’s Club members can fully make use of Visa products at the point of sale.

Up until now, Visa has been an only sometimes payment method at Sam’s. Visa-branded debit cards were not a problem, nor were prepaid cards. Visa credit additionally worked in Sam’s Club online as well as at gas pumps in Sam’s Club-operated gas stations.

But if one wanted to use their Visa credit to pay for the 11 pound drum of cheese puffs they intended to live off of until the playoffs are over — no dice. At least until now.

“Everything we do is in an effort to better serve our members and extend the value of membership. By accepting Visa credit cards, we are giving our members more ways to shop that are convenient for them,” said Tracey Brown, chief member officer at Sam’s Club.

“Sam’s Club is the eighth largest retailer in the U.S. and we are thrilled to open up Visa credit acceptance in their more than 650 clubs across the U.S. and Puerto Rico,” said Ramón Martín, senior VP of merchant solutions for Visa. “Whether in person or online, our goal is to ensure payments are fast, easy and secure for cardholders everywhere they wish to shop.”

Along with the access to Sam’s customers at the point of sale, the new agreement between the two firms will also bring Visa Checkout online at later this year.


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