Apple/Samsung/Android Pay

One of the great innovations within the last few years is storing our credit cards in our devices.  The future of transacting business will be a consumer waving their device in front of an NFC reader to do a transaction.  In time, credit cards won’t be issued, but will rather be a device token.

While merchants have been slow to upgrade their point of sale terminals to accept EMV chips, they are upgrading those chips at the same time they’re enabling NFC payments.  Five years ago, it was a nifty idea; now, it’s become a part of doing business.

Among the ways you can determine if the store you’re transacting with has enabled NFC payments:

  • Look for signage on the front entrance of the store, or at the front-end checkout.
  • As you’re looking for your credit card at checkout, look at the credit card point of sale screen to see if it has a WiFi symbol, or indicates that it accepts NFC payments.
  • Hold your device near the point of sale device to see if your phone pops up your mobile wallet.

Reader Notes:

  1. The names on the list below have been compiled from a combination of reputable technology publications, first-hand knowledge via conducting a transaction, updates from the business’ blogs, and social media updates.
  2. This list will be updated as more businesses add NFC payments are added.  It is intended to be an all-encompassing list as time goes on.  If you notice any business not on here, or your own business will be accepting NFC payments, send a message to or tag @rthoodie.

A

Abercrombie & Fitch

Acme Markets

American Eagle

Aeropostale

Apple Stores

B

Bashas’

B&H Photography

Babies R Us

Barney’s New York

Best Buy

BevMo!

BI-LO

BJs

Bloomingdales

C

Champ’s Sports

Chevron

Chick-Fil-A

Coca-Cola Vending

Crate & Barrel

Cub Foods

D

Dan’s Fresh Market

Dick’s Fresh Market

Disney Store

Duane Reade

Dunkin Donuts

E

Express

ExxonMobil

F

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy

Fifth Third

Firehouse Subs

Footaction

Foot Locker

FoodMaxx

Fuddrucker’s

G

Gamestop

Golden State Warriors

H

Hannaford

Harvey’s Supermarket

Hornbacher’s

House of Hoops

I

J

Jamba Juice

JCPenney

Jersey Mike’s

JetBlue

Jewel-Osco

K

Kids Foot Locker

Kohl’s

L

Lady Foot Locker

Lego

Levi’s

Lin’s Fresh Market

Luby’s

Lucky

M

Macy’s

Marriott

Meijer

McDonald’s

N

Nike

O

OfficeMax

Office Depot

Orlando Magic

P

Panera

Peet’s Coffee

Pep Boys

Petco

PGA Tour

Phoenix Suns

Price Chopper

Q

R

Raley’s

Regal Cinemas

Run by Foot Locker

Rubio’s

S

Save Mart Supermarkets

Schnuck’s

Sephora

Shaw’s

Shop N Save

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy

Six:02

Sport’s Authority

Sprouts Farmers Market

Staples

Star Market

Stater Bros

Subway

SuperValu

Sunoco

T

Texaco

T-Mobile

Toys R Us

Trader Joe’s

U

United Supermarkets

V

W

Walgreen’s

Walt Disney World

Wegman’s

Western Union

White Castle

Whole Foods Market

Winn-Dixie

X

Y

Z