Home Depot needs to be careful that it doesn’t cause whiplash for it’s Apple Pay using customers, as the 2,000 store home improvement store chain has officially announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay at it’s stores. This, following a morning report that Apple Pay was no longer being accepted at HD stores that had previously accepted it.
Speaking on behalf of the home improvement retailer, company representative Steve Holmes told Bloomberg that his company plans to introduce in-store support for Apple Pay, but declined to specify an exact rollout timetable.
Earlier today came reports of customers who complained of changes to Home Depot’s NFC payments terminals that caused the terminals to no longer accept Apple Pay as a payment option. While the home improvement chain had never been officially listed as accepting Apple’s mobile payments solution, many customers had reported Apple Pay had worked at the checkouts in the past.
While many credit card terminals that are compatible with other NFC payments solutions, such as Google Wallet and PayPal, are capable of processing Apple Pay transactions, the decision for support is left to the merchant.