Apple Pay accounts for 30 percent of purchases made in Staples iOS App

Staples was an early adopter of Apple Pay, adding support for the mobile payment service at launch. The retailer accepts Apple Pay in stores and via its iOS app. While use of Apple Pay in stores is slow, the mobile payment service is a big hit among iOS app users, accounting for 30 percent of purchases made in Staples iOS app. This figure was confirmed Prat Vemana, VP of mobile commerce for Staples, and reported by Fierce Mobile.

“Right now it’s the number one payment method for us in our iOS apps,” said Prat Vemana, vice president of mobile commerce for Staples, speaking during a panel discussion hosted by Chetan Sharma Consulting in Seattle on Tuesday. Vemana said that 30 percent of purchases made in the Staples iOS apps use Apple Pay.
— http://www.fiercemobileit.com/story/staples-apple-pay-hit-app-not-stores/2015-02-17

Our take on the news
Apple Pay is showing promise on the mobile front, but it will take time for the technology to progress beyond the early iPhone adopters to the general public.