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CVS mobile payment system launched for smartphone using shoppers

Customers will be able to use the CVS Pharmacy app when they make a purchase in-store.

The new CVS mobile payment system launched recently. The service allows shoppers to use their smartphones to complete a purchase transaction in-store. They simply need to use the CVS Pharmacy app to access the new wallet features.

The pharmacy has been resistant to the use of mobile wallets until now and has not previously accepted them.

For instance, Apple Pay is not available at the pharmacy locations. This, despite the fact that the iPhone mobile wallet is considered one of the most successful smartphone payment service. Now, the situation has become much clearer. CVS launched its mobile payment system so customers can shop at the store through its own app.

One considerable advantage of the CVS Pay mobile payment system is the inclusion of the rewards program.

Mobile Payment System - CVS Pharmacy StorePrior to the launch of this mobile wallet, shoppers were required to show their CVS rewards cards. Alternately, they needed to tell the cashier their name and birth date so their rewards account could be found in the computer. After that, their items were rung through and they could pay for their purchases.

The use of the CVS Pay mobile app makes it possible for customers to receive rewards points automatically. The app lets them pay and collect points all in one place and one transaction.

Brian Tilzer, the chief digital officer at CVS, explained that the process is quite easy for consumers. “With one scan, we’re taking away three or four extra steps that customers have lived with for a long time,” he said.

So far, the mobile app has been given the nod by the media, on the whole. It has been compared to CVS rival Walmart’s mobile payment application. In fact, some have even compared this new system to Starbucks, which is considered to be the most successful application of a mobile wallet.

That said, the goal of the CVS mobile payment system is to make it easier for customers to pick up their prescriptions. It makes it possible for Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Spending Accounts information to be stored. This makes it fast and easy to split purchases. The app works both in-store and at the drive through window.

Canadian vending machine mobile payments are poised to take off

The CNVA has announced that it is preparing to roll out mpayments across the country.

A new announcement from the Canadian National Vending Alliance (CNVA) included the roll-out of vending machine mobile payments nationwide. The CNVA intends to launch machines compatible with smartphone transactions throughout Canada.

In order to complete that roll-out, the CNVA has been working with PayRange and its BluKey dongle.

The new partnership with PayRange has made it possible for the BluKey dongle to be installed in existing machines. In this way, contactless vending machine mobile payments can be accepted via the PayRange app. That mobile application accepts all major credit cards. It is available to both iOS and Android device users.

Vending Machine Mobile Payments - Vending MachinesSteve Tremblay, the president of CNVA, stated: “with more people becoming increasingly cashless, we realized we needed a mobile payment solution to bring to all our machines.”

This addition of vending machine mobile payments has been deemed a prudent step ahead.

After all, USA Technologies vending machine solutions provider in the United States recently released interesting research findings. They indicated that revenue increases were possible through self-service POS terminals for which Apple Pay functionality has been properly advertised. This indicates that there is a growing interest in mobile payments among consumers.

While there have been many barriers in the way of adopting mobile payments, consumers are starting to show interest. Those invested in this market hope consumers will see the convenience of mobile wallets in these self-service areas. This could lay the foundation for broader use after consumers become more accustomed to using their smartphones to pay.

Still, it is important to recognize that Apple Pay remains the best known mobile wallet in the world. Compared to its rivals, it has managed a certain degree of popularity. The launch of the vending machine mobile payments occurs at a time when far fewer consumers have downloaded – or even heard of – the PayRange app. It will be interesting to see what percentage of consumers will be drawn in by the mpayments option when they decide to make their next purchase from a vending machine. Particularly as exact change is increasingly inconvenient.