With the growing urge for fast and easy ways to execute daily activities, and the increasing dependence on our phones and devices to help with that, most people now use mobile payment apps like Google Pay to checkout.

These mobile payment apps create easy and quick ways for customers to pay for their purchases. It does not take much time, customers can pay for their purchases and leave the checkout in less than a minute.

Walmart being one of the biggest retail stores in the world has lots of customers visiting its stores daily. If you are one of the curious Walmart customers, then this article is for you.

So, does Walmart accept Google Pay? This article will answer everything you need to know. 

Also, an alternative to Google Pay will be stated, and how to use it as well. Find out more details in the article!

You can also check here to see the answer to the question Does Walmart Take Apple Pay in 2022?  And Does Walmart Take Samsung Pay in 2022.

Short Answer

Walmart does not accept Google Pay as a means of item payment, because it has an alternative to Google Pay known as Walmart Pay.

Does Walmart Accept Google Pay?

Walmart does not accept Google Pay currently as a means of purchase payment either online or in-store. 

Walmart has an alternative to Google Pay, Walmart Pay, which serves almost the same function as Google Pay at the store.

Walmart’s mode of payment does not currently support NFC (near field contact) payment method.

Google Pay is a safe and simple payment app that creates helpful ways to pay and manage your money. It is not restricted to Android devices, users of Apple devices like iPhones can use it as well.

Does Walmart Accept Google Pay?

Google Pay uses NFC (near field contact) to complete payments at accepted stores. It ensures its users’ money is safe because it requires two-factor authentication to complete a transaction. It also has smart authentication which detects when the device is secured or not.

Entering your card details into your Google Pay app was made easy as well. You can either take a picture of the card or enter the card information manually.

Why Does Walmart Not Accept Google Pay?

Google Pay is a widely used mobile payment app, and it is accepted for use in many stores. There are various reasons why Walmart does not accept Google Pay; you will see them as you read on.

Firstly, Walmart does not accept Google Pay because it has an alternative to it called Walmart Pay.

Secondly, Walmart checkout machines do not currently support NFC (near-field contact) technologies. This could be another reason Walmart does not take Google Pay.

In addition, the use of Walmart’s mobile payment app by customers helps Walmart generate more revenue and also aids Walmart’s recommendation to its customers.

How To Use Walmart Pay At The Store?

Like Google Pay, Walmart Pay is for both Android and Apple devices. It is free and easy to use as well.

Also, you do not have to worry about receipts. When you pay for your purchases at Walmart stores using Walmart Pay, your receipts are automatically saved to your Walmart account. 

They are called e-receipts and you can always find them every time you log into your Walmart account.

The Steps Below Illustrates How To Set Up Walmart Pay On Your Device

  1. Download the Walmart App on your Android or Apple device.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Create a Walmart account if you do not have one.
  4. Sign in to your Walmart account.
  5. Tap Walmart Pay.
  6. Enter your loaded credit cards, debit cards, or gift cards, if you have not entered them before.
  7. Choose the card you want to use with Walmart Pay. 
  8. Set up a PIN to be used to check out by you.
  9. For extra security or quicker access, you can set up another layer of security like a pin, password, or pattern.


  • You can change the preferred card to use with Walmart Pay anytime.
  • Also, you can add and remove any payment method anytime you want.

Steps to use Walmart Pay for payment of purchases in Walmart stores

  1. Get all the items you need and shop as you would normally.
  2. Scan all items at checkout.
  3. Before using Walmart Pay, use all EBT balances such as WIC and SNAP.
  4. Open your Walmart app and tap Walmart Pay.
  5. Enter your pin, password or the pattern as set up by you.
  6. Gift cards are automatically used for payment first unless the feature has been disabled.
  7. The preferred method of payment is displayed at the bottom of the screen. You can as well change to a different card.
  8. Hold your phone over the QR code that is displayed on the register to pay for your purchases.
  9. A chime indicates your purchase is confirmed. 
  10. You will receive a notification on your phone when your e-receipt is ready.


  • Walmart Pay can not be used at Walmart fuel pumps or Murphy USA gas stations.
  • You can not use Walmart Pay to receive cash back at the checkout in Walmart stores.

Does Walmart Pay Work Similarly to Google Pay?

Walmart Pay performs a similar function to Google Pay in the sense that they are both mobile payment apps.

However, Walmart Pay uses QR code scanning technology to facilitate payment while Google Pay uses NFC technology to facilitate payment.

Also, Walmart Pay is limited for use in Walmart stores while Google Pay can be used in various stores, and has multiple functions.

What Payments Are Accepted At Walmart Stores?

Walmart allows customers to use credit and debit cards like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc to pay both in Walmart stores and online. 

Also, customers can checkout at Walmart using cash, checks, and many more payment options like Affirm (buy now, pay later).


 Walmart does not accept Google Pay currently. Google Pay uses near-field contact technology to facilitate payments which Walmart checkout machines do not currently support.

Although things may change later in the future, Walmart will never use Google Pay at checkout because it has its own alternative called Walmart Pay. So long as Walmart Pay is in existence, Google Pay can not see the light at Walmart.

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