People who want to use Apple Pay reportedly will not be able to do so at Rite Aid or CVS because the drugstores disabled the technology, Bloomberg News reported Sunday. The stores are allegedly among 220,000 retailers who have rejected the system, which enables users to pay for purchases with their smartphones.
The drugstores reportedly stopped accepting payment through Apple Pay last week, an anonymous source told Bloomberg News. “This act by CVS and Rite Aid heralds the advent of the imminent battle in the mobile pay system,”Anindya Ghose, a marketing and information-technology professor at New York University, told the news site.
There’s reportedly an issue between Apple Pay and the mobile payment system CurrentC, USA Today reported. In short, some retailers already have agreements with CurrentC.
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