1. iDonev's Avatar
    Hi Rene!

    First of all, thanks for creating this forum, it's really awesome.

    My question is regarding Apple Pay. My country doesn't support Apple Pay (yet), but I want to get ready for that most joyous of days.

    I already know that banks need to explicitly support Apple Pay, but what about merchants? What I mean is, if a merchant already accepts contactless payments, will they also (automatically) accept Apple Pay when it is available through one or more banks? Or is there a process that each merchant needs to go through in order to enable Apple Pay transactions on their POS terminals?

    Thanks!

    Best Regards,
    Iskren
    05-03-2017 01:11 PM
  2. rdstryr's Avatar
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204274

    Directly from the apple website.
    iDonev likes this.
    05-03-2017 01:31 PM
  3. iDonev's Avatar
    Thanks!

    I guess chances are good that most merchants with contactless payment terminals will support Apple Pay out of the box.

    The reason why I wanted to ask Rene about this is because on one episode of the iMore Show Rene mentioned that most Canadian retailers support Apple Pay. I am curious about the ones that do not support it - do they just flat out lack contactless payment terminals or is there another reason for the Apple Pay unavailability?
    05-03-2017 01:55 PM
  4. rdstryr's Avatar
    Some retailers in the US don't support it because they have their own form of contactless payment method or are a part of another program.
    Last edited by rdstryr; 05-05-2017 at 11:11 AM.
    05-03-2017 04:19 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    I am a lease dept manager of a store within a retailer. They accept Apple Pay.
    05-05-2017 12:04 AM
  6. Anilu7's Avatar
    I've only had two merchants not accept Apple Pay (Canada) with contactless terminals. One is Walmart, which is a founding member of CurrentC and is an Apple Pay opponent and the other is Hero Burger.
    05-22-2017 03:46 PM

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