Rite Aid has announced that it will begin accepting mobile payment systems in 4,600 stores across the U.S. beginning Saturday, August 15. This means that customers will be able to make use of NFC-based payments with services like Google Wallet. Rite Aid has also announced that Google's new payment system, Android Pay, will be supported when it launches later this year with Android M.
From Rite Aid:
"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. 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."
In addition to Google Wallet and Android Pay, Rite Aid will also begin accepting Apple's Apple Pay, in addition to tap-to-pay credit and debit cards.
Source: Business Wire