PURCHASE, N.Y. MasterCard Worldwide on Wednesday announced that Rite Aid is now accepting MasterCard PayPass contactless payments at the check-out counter across 3,800 locations.
“Our number one priority is our customers, and we are committed to providing them with unparalleled service and convenience,” stated Don Davis, Rite Aid senior vice president and chief information officer. “By accepting contactless payment technology, we’re able to provide our customers with a fast and convenient way to pay for their everyday purchases, enhancing their overall shopping experience.”
Rite Aid customers now will be able to quickly make their purchases by simply tapping their PayPass-enabled MasterCard card or device on a PayPass reader at the check-out counter. MasterCard PayPass also eliminates the need for customers to sign receipts for purchases under $25, further speeding up the transaction.
“MasterCard PayPass is increasingly becoming the payment method of choice in sectors where merchants recognize the value of providing faster check-out times for their customers,” noted Denis Bouchard, group head, U.S. Merchant Product Sales, MasterCard Worldwide. “Rite Aid stores provide an ideal setting for the benefits delivered by contactless payments.”
MasterCard PayPass is currently accepted within several retail sectors where speed and convenience are critical factors, such as quick-service restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations, sports stadiums and arenas, movie theaters, supermarkets, vending machines and parking garages.
There are nearly 37 million MasterCard PayPass cards and devices in use in 24 countries, and PayPass is currently accepted globally at more than 122,000 merchant locations, including participating CVS, McDonald’s, Regal Entertainment Group theaters and many others. PayPass is also accepted at numerous professional football and baseball stadiums.