Walmart officially launches contactless payment across Canada


Walmart Canada has started rolling out contactless payment options in stores across Canada.Over the past week, some Canadians have taken to Twitter to report that they may have used the faucet while checking out at Walmart.

A spokesperson for Walmart Canada confirmed MobileSyrup that the company now offers[ing] press payment at stores nationwide. The representative noted that several options are available, including “Interac, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover with touch-activated debit / credit cards.”

However, some Twitter users note that they still don’t have a tap in their locations. Therefore, it is not clear to what extent the faucet has been deployed so far. For what it’s worth both MobileSyrup Brads – myself and Brad Bennett – had faucets installed at our local Walmarts last week in Mississauga and Toronto, respectively.

It should be noted that Walmart Canada’s official Twitter account confirmed last month that the faucet will be rolled out in November. The account’s last tweet regarding the faucet, dated November 2, also mentions a November rollout.

Therefore, it looks like Canadians can expect their local Walmart stores to support the faucet in the coming days if they don’t already.

It’s important to note, however, that Walmart Canada stores won’t be offering the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 when they launch on November 10 and 12, respectively.

Instead, they will only be sold online, a move that the retailer said was made “in an effort to promote social distancing and keep our stores safe for customers and associates.”


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