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Major office supply retailer Staples began accepting Apple Pay payments at all of its retail stores in the US, according to MacRumors. The company announced in September that it would be supporting the payment system, but didn’t offer a specific timeframe for its rollout.

“Our customers will love the convenience of Apple Pay, which will offer an easier, faster and secure way to check-out,” Staple’s Faisal Masud said. “This is the most recent example of our commitment to innovation that helps our customers make more happen with their business.”

Additionally, Staples updated its official iOS app today to accept Apple Pay as a payment method for online orders. While in-store Apple Pay purchases are limited to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (and soon Apple Watch) users, those with an iPad Air 2 or mini 3 will be able to use it in-app.

Staples joins a growing list of retailers who support the new Apple Pay payment, including Foot Locker, RadioShack, Walgreens and Whole Foods. Conversely, there’s also a number of chains who are publicly shunning the service—namely the Walmart-led MCX consortium.

[MacRumors]

  • TwinSon

    AJ’s fine foods also supports apple pay. Found out by accident when pulling my card out of my wallet case and Apple Pay popped up.

  • HiTop

    Cumberland Farms, a convienant store / gas station chain with 600+ locations in the Northeast and Florida also now supports Apple Pay.

  • Joonyaboy

    I hope Publix is next!

    • and of course Traders Joes; Giantfood…

  • Uhm, do retailers have to first support Apple Pay before you can use it? I thought it would work wherever them PayPass MasterCards worked…at least that’s how NFC payments have been here in Canada.

    • Albort

      seems like it. I used apple pay at staples like 3 weeks ago…

      works also at stater brothers which isnt on apple pay retail list. (i think)

  • Great; but I was just there last week and nobody knew squat about Applepay…lol

  • mark arellano

    But how can we know when Apple pay is avalible in the store there is no signs or advertising!?

  • InfinitePlusOne

    I work in UK staples. They don’t even support NFC payment.