Places that Accept Apple Pay in 2018 (All Stores & Locations)

List of stores that accept Apple Pay in 2018

It’s been nearly three years since Apple Pay launched into the world of mobile payments. Since inception, it’s faced plenty of critics, but that hasn’t stopped the tech giant from securing retail partnerships to help Apple Pay gain ground in-store, online and in-app.

For many consumers, the fundamental question remains: What stores accept Apple Pay? We’ve provided a full list of retailers that accept Apple Pay below.

Apple Pay has been gaining ground because of its NFC contactless payment technology, which encrypts payment credentials and better protects both the retailer and the cardholder. Apple Pay allows for consumers to pay in-store, online, and in-app without swiping or inserting a card, or entering card credentials online. The appeal of Apple Pay for businesses is the ability to process payments faster and with secure verification  (Touch ID and FaceID). Apple Pay also provides a new payment route to attract consumers who are looking to pay via a mobile device at the point of checkout.

Apple wasn’t the first to bring Bluetooth, wireless tech, and NFC into payments, but it was the first to make it popular among the masses. The NFC technology is what makes this payment method extremely secure, creating a one-time token that replaces any sensitive cardholder data. This has helped Apple Pay gain ground with retailers across the globe, especially since more point of sale systems integrate the ability to accept contactless payments than ever before. For retailers looking to accept Apple Pay, all it takes is having the right payment processing partner to get started.

One potential significant impact for Apple Pay is the company’s latest announcement on Sept. 12 about the upcoming launch of the iPhone X, which removes the fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition technology called Face ID. Now, instead of placing a fingerprint on the phone at the point of checkout to authorize a purchase, users will rely on a quick facial scan to authenticate their identity. The iPhone 8 however, will keep the fingerprint sensor.

The move away from fingerprint authentication is because, although difficult to perform, it is possible for a fingerprint to be stolen and replicated. With facial recognition, the technology relies on unique facial features such as a person’s iris and facial structure to prove their identity, which is much harder to fabricate.

Beyond retailers, there are also a growing number of banks in the U.S. and Canada that accept Apple Pay. To date, Apple Pay is accepted at more than two million store locations — and that number continues to grow every month. Increasingly, Apple Pay has expanded beyond physical stores and is being integrated into apps, to provide a more seamless checkout experience. Apple Pay is also quickly making its way into websites as a digital payment option at checkout.  

Below is a complete list of stores that accept Apple Pay (by category) and listed in alphabetical order:

Stores that Accept Apple Pay

Ace

Aeropostale

American Eagle Outfitters

Anthropologie

Apple

B&H

Babies “R” Us

Barneys New York

Best Buy

BevMo!

Big Lots

BJ’s

Bloomingdale’s

Champs Sports

Corner Store

Crate and Barrel

Disney Store

Express

Foot Locker

Footaction

Forever 21

Free People

JCPenney

GameStop

House of Hoops

Kids Foot Locker

Kohl’s

Lady Foot Locker

Lego

Levi’s

L.L.Bean

Macy’s

Office Depot

OfficeMax

Nike

Petco

Pep Boys

RadioShack

Run by Foot Locker

Sephora

Six:02

Sports Authority

Staples

T-Mobile

Toys “R” Us

Ulta Beauty

Unleashed by Petco

Urban Outfitters

 

Fast Food Restaurants that Accept Apple Pay

Au Bon Pain

Baskin-Robbins

Chick-fil-A

Coca-Cola

El Pollo Loco

Firehouse Subs

Fuddruckers

Jamba Juice

Dunkin’ Donuts

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Johnny Rockets

Luby’s

McDonald’s

Panera Bread

Peet’s Coffee

Rubio’s

Subway

White Castle

 

Grocery Stores that Accept Apple Pay

Acme Markets

Albertsons

Bashas’

BI-LO

Cub Foods

Dan’s Fresh Market

Davis Food & Drug

Dick’s Fresh Market

Duane Reade

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy

FoodMaxx

Hannaford

Harveys Supermarket

Hornbacher’s

Jewel-Osco

Lin’s Fresh Market

Lucky

Martin’s

Maceys

Meijer

Raley’s

Save Mart Supermarkets

Schnucks

Shaws

Shop ‘n Save

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy

Sprouts Farmers Market

Star Market

Stater Bros.

Stop & Shop

SuperValu

Trader Joe’s

United Supermarkets

Walgreens

Wegmans

Whole Foods Market

Winn-Dixie

 

Gas Stations that Accept Apple Pay

Chevron

Casey’s General Store

Chevron Extra Mile

Texaco

ExxonMobil (through the Speedpass+ app)

 

Entertainment and Travel Places that Accept Apple Pay

ACME

Carmike Cinemas

Edition

Golden State Warriors

JetBlue

Marriott

Orlando Magic

Phoenix Suns

Regal Cinemas

Renaissance Hotels

Walt Disney World

 

Apps that Accept Apple Pay

Airbnb

Apple

B&H

Best Buy

Caviar

Chairish

Cole Haan

Delta

Disney Store

Dunkin’ Donuts

Etsy

Eventbrite

Fancy

Fandango

Groupon

Hautelook

Hotel Tonight

Houzz

Instacart

Jack Threads

Kickstarter

Levi’s Stadium

Lyft

MLB.com

OpenTable

Panera Bread

Pinterest

Postmates

Priceline.com

RadPad

Sephora

Social Print Studio

Spring

Staples

Starbucks

StubHub

Target

Ticketmaster

Uber

Ulta Beauty

 

Accept Apple Pay at Your Business

Every day, more customers are using Apple Pay as an easy, secure and convenient way to pay.  Don’t get left behind! Make sure to accept Apple Pay at your business. Apple Pay isn’t just for the big box stores – with the goEmerchant card reader, you can get set up to accept Apple Pay in no time!