Some Major Retailers Are Not Keen On Supporting Apple Pay

By 03:25 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 Comments

Despite the major hype that Apple Pay is generating, the payment system might still have difficult time to establish itself as a major player. A number of high-profile retailers including the likes of BestBuy, Walmart, and Rite Aid will not support the Cupertino giant’s latest creation.

Some merchants are even disabling or modifying the NFC readers in their stores in order to shut out Apple Pay. The reason behind the go is called CurrentC - a payment system backed by retail heavyweights, which aims to slit off debit or credit card processing fees by taking money directly from a user’s bank account.

CurrentC is set to launch next year alongside a dedicated app for Android and iOS. In addition to making payments, the app will also serve as a platform for retailers to offer promotions to consumers.

The list of CurrentC backers is rather extensive. It includes Walmart (the largest retailer in the world), Sears, Kmart, Bed, Bad & Beyond, and just about every major US gas station chain among others.

Time will disclose if CurrentC itself will discontinue up being a success. For the time being however, Apple seems to have its work in the payment processing field slit out.

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