Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's within the subsequent yr
In an indication that Apple Pay is gaining traction with much more retailers, VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey has simply introduced on stage at Code/Cellular a plan to roll out Apple Pay in Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s places throughout the nation. You possibly can anticipate to see Apple Pay in a couple of pilot Starbucks retailers later this yr, with a bigger roll out in 2016. Apple Pay in KFC ought to begin early subsequent yr, whereas Chili’s is predicted to implement a singular pay-at-the-desk cellular cost answer.
Bailey additionally talked a few broader effort so as to add loyalty packages to Apple Pay. Walgreens loyalty program must be added to Apple Pay quickly, and there are plans in place to help packages from Kohl’s, Coca Cola, Entire Meals, Panera Bread and far more as properly. One of many problems with including loyalty packages like these is that it typically requires an improve to the purpose-of-sale terminal so the method will doubtless take a while. There are additionally plans in place to help much more division retailer playing cards, which are sometimes used as loyalty playing cards as properly. “You will see many extra giant retailers undertake Apple Pay due to our capacity to help retailer playing cards,” she stated.
There are different avenues for Apple Pay past simply the retailer too. She mentions you can already use Apple Pay in JetBlue flights, and in-flight cellular cost might be a progress space sooner or later. They’re additionally taking a look at incorporating Apple Pay in fuel stations.
“We see an acceleration in adoption in service provider acceptance,” she stated, including that the corporate is constantly engaged on extra partnerships.