But that won’t stop it from accepting Apple Pay in the near future. According to a tweet from the @AskTarget Twitter account, Target will be catching up with a whole bunch of retail and restaurant entities soon.
@_MAlN – Apple pay is awesome! We’re working on getting this Technology into our stores. We’ll catch up with the 21st century soon!
— AskTarget (@AskTarget) February 12, 2017
Android Pay would be pretty nice, too.
But regarding Apple Pay, the company does accept online purchases through the system, but it’ll need to put in some work to getting their in-store terminals updated. The company has 1,800 of those stores to consider.
Walmart is also avoiding the in-store question of incorporating Android and Apple Pay. There is speculation that both big boxers will incorporate the two standards into their respective company apps and use an optical scan method to authenticate transactions — say, by scanning a QR code.