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Rite Aid Now Accepts Mobile Payments

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Rite Aid customers throughout the country are now experiencing the convenience of making mobile payments at the register in all of the company’s nearly 4,600 stores.

Rite Aid began accepting mobile payments like Apple Pay™, Google Wallet™ and Google’s Android Pay™, which allow customers to link a credit card or bank account to an app on their smart phone and then use their phone to make mobile payments. Customers can make mobile payments at any Rite Aid register by waving their smart phone over the PIN pad.

In addition, all Rite Aid stores can now accept “Tap and Pay” credit and debit cards, which can be read wirelessly—without swiping—by waving the credit or debit card over the PIN pad. Tap and Pay is available only with those cards that are computer chip-enabled.

“Increasingly, consumers are actively seeking out and incorporating mobile technology into many facets of their life, including their shopping and purchasing decisions,” said Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation.

“By accepting mobile payments, we’re able to offer Rite Aid customers an easy and convenient checkout process, which we know is important to them,” Martindale added. “Investing in mobile technologies is just one piece of Rite Aid’s evolving digital strategy and we will continue to explore, test and implement innovative technologies that will help us to better serve our valued customers.”

According to Rite Aid Vice President of Store Operations Tony Sadler, this new mobile payment and “Tap and Pay” functionality is fast and easy for cashiers to accept because customers are simply waving their device or card instead of swiping their card.