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Walmart Pay Could Surpass Apple in U.S. Mobile Payments

  • ‘We are getting pretty close,’ says Wal-Mart senior VP Eckert
  • Wal-Mart said to have discussed adding Apple Pay to its app
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Wal-Mart App Close to Surpassing Apple Pay in Usage
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s app is close to surpassing Apple Pay in usage for mobile payments in the U.S., giving the world’s largest retailer even more clout as a growing number of people shop with their smartphones.

Available in 4,774 stores, Walmart Pay is enrolling tens of thousands of new users a day, up from thousands four or five months ago, said Daniel Eckert, who runs the business. Two-thirds of the customers who try it also use it a second time within 21 days, he said, giving him confidence Walmart Pay will surpass Apple Pay in the U.S. in terms of use by shoppers in stores where they’re accepted.