Samsung Pay To Support Membership and Loyalty Cards
Samsung Pay announced that its users in the United States will be able to access their merchant membership and loyalty cards from their Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Samsung said they want to help consumers slim down their wallets after they discovered the average American household carries nearly 30 loyalty cards. Customers can now upload and store their cards in Samsung Pay. To use loyalty cards, users just launch the Samsung Pay app, select the card and scan the barcode at the register.
“With this new feature, Samsung Pay is giving users quick access to their favorite membership and loyalty programs and making shopping even easier,” said Nana Murugesan, VP of Strategy and Operations for Samsung Electronics America. “Right now, shoppers have several things–credit and debit cards, membership cards, coupons, gift cards–they need to take out of their wallets and scan at the register. Samsung is simplifying the checkout experience by bringing those items to your phone, representing our next step toward a world without physical wallets.”
Users will also be able to store their insurance and personal identification cards on Samsung Pay.