If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Google Wallet platform has arrived at the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores just in time for holiday shopping. It is predicted by 2015 that many will refer to our current wallets as the “Old” wallet payment method of buying items in stores. Though the technology is years away from becoming mainstream, Google has enlisted a number of major retailers, including Toys “R” Us, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Bloomingdale’s as partners also.
To sweeten the deal, the clothier has partnered with Google and will offer 15% off purchases through February 2012 for using the technology. Shoppers can also find and redeem promotions while in-store. Customers who don’t have Google Wallet can use MasterCard’s PayPass. Google Wallet payment methods can be used on only Sprint Nexus S 4G phones and Google’s new flagship device.
Customers love the convenience of smartphones from finding stores to browsing products, to actually transacting. Google is making it easier for consumers to shop using their devices they love.