This announcement has come after the retailer’s rollout of Interac Debit contactless payments at point-of-sale terminals in 2020, “rounding out the ability to pay using Interac Debit across all Walmart properties in Canada – in-store, online and in-app.”
Jennifer Jones, VP, Financial Products, Services and Payments, Walmart Canada, stated:
“We know our customers want a seamless omnichannel shopping experience and we’re proud to offer it. Adding Interac Debit for all online and in-app purchases is part of our plan to expand our service offering and to provide Canadians with consistency and inclusion when they shop with Walmart.”
“As a retailer Canadians rely on for everyday needs, we want everyone to have access to shop with choice and flexibility in how they pay. We’re thrilled to offer this new service for customers in time for the holiday season and we are committed to helping Canadians live better with more meaningful services and solutions ahead.”
The new Interac Debit launch is part of Walmart Canada’s plan to expand services for clients providing more everyday value and new product offerings that promote financial inclusion.
Adeel Syed, VP, Commercial Partnerships, Interac Corp., remarked:
“Interac is proud to collaborate with Walmart Canada to help deliver a more unified, omnichannel payment experience through the acceptance of Interac Debit contactless payments in-store, and now for e-commerce payments online and in-app using Apple Pay. Canadians have told us they want the option to use debit in online channels just as they would in-store during the pandemic and beyond, and now they can have the ability to do so at one of Canada’s leading retailers.”
To increase awareness of the expanded Interac Debit payment options across Walmart Canada channels, Walmart Canada and Interac have worked on a digital media campaign in order to promote the use of Interac Debit digital commerce payments.
This campaign is set to begin mid-December of 2021 and should continue through the holiday shopping period and end in February 2022.
Interac Debit cardholders from participating financial institutions are able to use Apple Pay when completing online debit purchases.