2022 is here with some uncertainties, but one thing is certain – Online payments are becoming omnipresent. Anywhere we go, especially supermarkets, we can’t leave without the sight of QR codes and NFC payments. However, Apple users may have a big question – Does one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States of America, Stop & Shop, take Apple Pay?
Apple Pay for your Stop & Shop experience
Since March 2017, Stop and Shop accept Apple Pay, along with Android Pay and Samsung Pay for payment purposes in all their stores. Same as how Apple Pay works in other domains, we can use NFC for Apple Pay and verify the payment with either Face Recognition, Fingerprint or a secure PIN.
How Can We Use Apple Pay For Our Stop & Shop Services?
Around 80% of Stop & Shop branches support Apple pay. We can start by asking the cashier if they take Apple Pay for payment. Else we can look out for the NFC sign to use Apple Pay.
There is no need to worry, though. Most Stop & Shop chains have contactless payments and therefore accept Apple Pay. Although, it’s wise to take some cash with us just in case it’s one of those branches that hasn’t been updated with Apple Pay yet, and will be updated soon.
It’s simple. The steps to pay using Apple Pay are as follows:
- Open the Wallet application in the Apple device.
- Select the card that you would like to choose to pay.
- Double press the side button.
- If you have Face ID activated, look at your phone’s front camera.
- Else, use your Touch ID or password to verify the payment.
- Hold the device over the card reader for the transaction.
Stop & Shop
The United States is home to a large number of Supermarket companies. There are 63,419 supermarket and grocery businesses in the country. Stop & Shop is one of the largest supermarket chains in the Northeastern parts of the United States, with 400+ stores spread.
Continue reading to know what makes it stand out from the crowd.
Stop & Shop: Where It Started?
Finding their roots in the early 1900s, Stop & Shop has grown throughout the century as an affordable and consumer-friendly supermarket domain. It has adapted to era changes and has not given up the commitment to serve better with its low pricing. Enduring through the Great Depression and World War II, Stop & Shop has emerged victorious and is continuing to adapt to the new digital era by making use of digital platforms to provide a convenient experience to its consumers by introducing online payments, online home delivery, rewards, and most recently, support for businesses of all sizes and kinds by introducing bulk products.
Apple Pay is one of the most used forms of payment by Apple users. As of 2020, around 507 million Apple users were using Apple Pay for daily payment necessities. That is approximately 7 million more people than the entire population of the world in the year 1650, and an obvious leader in online payment when compared to the 361 million users of PayPal.
Continue reading to know what makes Apple Pay represent the innovation that its brand provides.
Why Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is a form of mobile payment exclusive for Apple users. It is integrated into Apple devices and it stores our cards, and has a digital wallet for us to store digital cash in. Apple Pay uses Near Field Communication (NFC) that transfers data between 2 devices, technology which is quite common in a large number of stores in the United States.
Apple Pay is preferred by Apple Users compared to other forms of payment because:
- It is integrated into the Apple ecosystem.
- It is easier to set up and add cards to.
- It ensures the security of our wallet and cards.
- Works for both online and offline cashless payments.
- Almost all stores throughout the US that support cashless payment take Apple Pay.
- Works perfectly with Apple Cash to send money through messages.
- Uses inbuilt NFC chip to make contactless transactions possible without an internet connection.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q) Can I use Apple Pay without an internet connection?
A) Yes, Apple Pay can be used without an internet connection.
Q) Are my card details mandatory to use Apple Pay?
A) No. Cash in your Apple wallet can be used to pay through Apple Pay.
Q) How do I know if I can use Apple Pay in a Stop & Shop?
A) Look for the Apple Pay sign or an NFC sign or ask if Apple Pay is accepted at the checkout.
Q) Do I need to pay extra money to use Apple Pay?
A) No. Using Apple Pay does not require extra payment.