Walmart Canada has begun implementing contactless payment options in stores in Canada.
Over the past week, some Canadians have taken to Twitter to note that they have been able to tap when paying at Walmart.
Hope for???? @ WalmartCanada finally wake up and allow Tap payments?
– Dennis (aka 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] touch payment at stores nationwide. “The representative noted that there are several options available, including” Interac, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover with debit / credit cards enabled. “
However, some Twitter users point out that they still don’t have a tap on their locations. Therefore, it is unclear exactly how widely tap has been implemented so far. For what it’s worth, both MobileSyrup Brads, Brad Bennett and I had a faucet installed at our local Walmarts last week in Mississauga and Toronto, respectively.
It’s worth noting that Walmart Canada’s official Twitter account confirmed last month that the tap would launch in November. The account’s most recent tweet regarding tap, dated November 2, also mentions a November release.
Hi. Pay-per-touch is on the way and customers can expect to see it in stores this month.
– Walmart Canada (@WalmartCanada) November 2, 2020
So it looks like Canadians can expect their local Walmart stores to admit the tap in the next few days if they don’t already.
However, it is important to note that Walmart Canada stores will not carry 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 and on November 12 the # PS5 Video game consoles will be available for purchase ONLINE ONLY. (1/2)
– Walmart Canada Games (@WalmartCAGaming) October 29, 2020
Instead, they will only be sold online, a decision that the retailer says was made “in an effort to support social distancing and keep our stores safe for customers and associates.”