“Home Depot Inc. plans to enable Apple Inc.’s mobile-payment platform at its more than 2,000 stores, making it the largest retailer to accept Apple Pay,” Matt Townsend reports for Bloomberg.
“The retailer is updating its systems and intends to offer Apple Pay after the upgrade is complete, Home Depot spokesman Steve Holmes said, without providing a timetable for the rollout,” Townsend reports. “Customers already were able to use Apple Pay at some of Home Depot’s stores, although an agreement with Apple wasn’t in place. The world’s largest home-improvement retailer could accept mobile payments because its checkout terminals have near-field communication readers. Those devices have been turned off during the upgrade.”
Townsend reports, “Home Depot will join chains like Macy’s Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. in accepting Apple Pay at stores.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Okay, so — whew! — let’s all patronize Home Depot as soon as they activate Apple Pay!
In the future, Home Depot might want to consider making such announcements before they turn things off unexpectedly.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]
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