GameStop senior vice president Jason Cochran claims that the company is all about making it “easier and more convenient” to shop in its retail locations.
[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n an effort to accomplish that goal the video game giant now plans on accepting Apple Pay nationwide. Acceptance of the new payment option is already underway throughout most of the 4200+ locations and should be fully rolled out by the end of the month.
Apple Pay is a growing option that allows for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to pay with only their device. The basic concept is that once a credit card is set up through a user’s iPhone, their credit card number is then encrypted with a new one-time security code during every transaction. Fingerprint verification is then essential for the payment to finalize. Ultimately security and convenience is the end result.
It’s also worth mentioning that the upcoming Apple Watch is also a device that will be capable of Apple Pay. With over 70 million iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses (and god knows how many Apple Watches) sold it’s very likely that a few million of those users are GameStop shoppers.
“Providing a positive, memorable customer experience is our top priority,” Cochran said. “Incorporating the latest in mobile technology, like Apple Pay, into our stores is another way we are offering customers options to help simplify their purchases.”
Now we get to buy video games AND feel like a wizard!? Sounds like a win-win to us!
GameStop will also start accepting Apple Pay later this year at all of its Spring Mobile subsidiary locations.
Kickstarter, The Marriott Hotel , Etsy, and now GameStop join the increasingly large growing list of companies using the NFC server on Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ which now rounds to just over 700,000 brands.