Wait what ???? @WalmartCanada finally wake up and authorize Tap payments?
– Dennis (alias Devo) (@ djdevo79) November 2, 2020
– Dave Bishop (@bishopdd) October 28, 2020
– Anwar Abdi (@RealAnwarAbdi) November 1, 2020
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.
Hello. Pay on tap is underway and customers can expect to see it in store this month.
– Walmart Canada (@WalmartCanada) November 2, 2020
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.
In an effort to support social distancing and keep our stores safe for customers and associates, we have decided that on November 10 #XboxSeriesX | #XboxSeriesS & November 12 # PS5 Video game consoles will be available for purchase ONLINE ONLY. (1/2)
– Jeux Walmart Canada (@WalmartCAGaming) October 29, 2020
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.”