GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, today announced that customers can start using Android Pay to pay for purchases in its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores.
GameStop has completed a nationwide rollout of Android Pay, which uses the NFC (Near Field Communication) feature on mobile devices to allow users to transform mobile payments with an easy and secure way to pay.
GameStop shoppers will find it easier than ever to purchase the latest games, consoles, accessories, and electronics during a quick stop to their favorite video game store.
“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.
For more information on Android Pay, visit http://www.android.com/pay/.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer.
GameStop operates more than 6,800 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication and the recently acquired Geeknet, Inc., parent company of ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 590 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 69 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.