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GameStop not playing around when it comes to payments


GameStop, which has long been known as an innovative company, has become one of the first major retailers to accept Google's new mobile payment system.

GameStop has announced that customers can start using Android Pay, which was rolled out by Google only on Thursday, immediately to pay for purchases in its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores.GameStop has already completed a nationwide rollout of Android Pay, which uses the NFC feature on mobile devices to allow users to transform mobile payments with an easy and secure way to pay.

“We are pleased to offer choice and convenience for our customers when shopping at GameStop,” said Jason Cochran, senior vice president of U.S. stores at GameStop. “Providing a positive, memorable customer experience is our top priority. Incorporating the latest in mobile payment technology, like Android Pay, into our stores is another way we are offering customers options to help simplify their purchases.”

With Android Pay, customers can pay with their credit or debit card, across multiple Android devices, by simply unlocking their device, placing it near the contactless terminal, and waiting for their device to beep or vibrate to show payment was made.

Customers will also see a payment confirmation and get transaction details right on their phone. A new rich virtual receipt feature makes it easier to track purchases and shows users not just what they paid, but also where they paid.

GameStop’s Spring Mobile retail brand will begin accepting Android Pay later this year.

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