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Thirty-six percent of U.S. merchants now accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay has the largest percentage of supporting U.S. merchants with 36% accepting Apple’s mobile payment service, according to new data from Boston Retail Partners (BRP) That’s up from 16% in 2016.

Approximately 22% of retailers are planning to accept Apple Pay in the next 12 months, 11% plan to do so within 1-3 years, and 31% are adopting a “wait and see” approach. PayPal is in second place with a 34% acceptance rate, followed by Mastercard PayPass (25%), Android Pay (24%), Visa Checkout (20%), Samsung Pay (18%), Chase Pay (11%) and private label mobile wallets with 4%

Almost half (49%) of retailers already are using mobile solutions for sales staff, up from fewer than a third (31%) last year, according to BRP. The study comprised a survey of 500 top North American retailers, 76% of which have revenue of $100 million or more and 50% with revenue of $500 million or more.

Apple Pay is currently available in 13 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.  It also works in macOS Sierra.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.