Walmart Canada launches Interac debit payments for ecommerce shopping

Walmart Canada customers will now be able to pay with Interac Debit on Walmart.ca and within the Walmart Canada mobile app, Walmart Canada and Interac announced Dec. 8.

“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,” said Jennifer Jones, vice-president, Financial Products, Services and Payments, Walmart Canada.

Interac Debit cardholders from participating financial institutions can use Apple Pay when making online debit purchases. It’s unclear whether the function is, or will be available for Android users. IT World Canada has requested more info and will update this story once we get a response.

“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,” said Adeel Syed, vice-president, Commercial Partnerships, Interac.

The two companies say they have also collaborated on a digital media campaign to promote the use of Interac Debit e-commerce payments and increase awareness of the expanded payment options across Walmart Canada channels. This campaign is currently slated to begin mid-December of this year and is planned to continue through the holiday shopping period and end in February.

This announcement follows the retailer’s rollout of Interac Debit contactless payments at point-of-sale terminals late last year, rounding out the ability to pay using Interac Debit across all Walmart properties in Canada – in-store, online and in-app.

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Born and raised in the capital city of India - Delhi - bounded by the river Yamuna on the west, Pragya has climbed the Himalayas, and survived medical professional stream in high school without becoming a patient or a doctor. Pragya now makes her home in Canada with her husband - a digital/online marketing fanatic who also loves to prepare delicious meals for her. When she isn’t working or writing around tech, she’s probably watching art films on Netflix, or wondering whether she should cut her hair short or not. Can be contacted at [email protected] or 647.695.3494.

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