New Service Offers Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay at All Store
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 10, 2015--
GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most
popular technologies affordable and simple, today announced that
customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single
touch. GameStop is launching a nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, which
transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay
to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.
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. Apple Pay offers a simple and secure
way to pay for items.
“We are excited to make it easier and more convenient for our customers
to shop 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 technology, like
Apple Pay, into our stores is another way we are offering customers
options to help simplify their purchases.”
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When a user adds a
credit or debit card to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not
stored on the device or on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device
Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure
Element on their device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time
unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code from
the back of the user’s card.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of
the rewards and benefits offered by their credit and debit cards. In
GameStop stores, Apple Pay will work with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
and the upcoming Apple Watch.
Customers can ask associates at their favorite store if Apple Pay is
available at that location.
GameStop’s Spring Mobile retail brand plans to begin accepting Apple Pay
later this year.
For more information on Apple Pay, visit https://www.apple.com/apple-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 6,600 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer
product network also includes www.gamestop.com;
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the
world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and www.buymytronics.com,
an online consumer electronics trade-in platform. In addition, our
Technology Brands segment includes our Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and
Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com,
operates 60 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including
laptops, tablets, 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 358 AT&T
branded stores. Cricket Wireless, www.cricketwireless.com,
offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories. We
operate 63 Cricket stores in select markets throughout the United States.
General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the
company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop
and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
Source: GameStop Corp.
GameStop – Public Relations