CVS Pharmacy allows contactless payments with Venmo QR codes and PayPal

CVS Pharmacy is now offering touch-free purchase options using third-party payment services PayPal and Venmo QR codes.

Customers will now be able to use their PayPal and Venmo wallets at 8,200 different CVS Pharmacy locations.

To use the new service, customers click the “Scan” button in their PayPal or Venmo mobile apps and then choose the “show to pay” option for the cashier to scan and for the purchase to be completed.

PayPal users are able to use their stored debit or credit cards, bank accounts, account balance or PayPal Credit. Venmo customers can pay using their stored debit or credit cards, bank account, Venmo balance or Venmo Credit Card.

Those enrolled in ExtraCare Rewards Program will still be able to redeem and apply savings using their ExtraCare account when checking out with PayPal or Venmo QR codes, CVS said in the announcement.

WHY THIS MATTERS

This partnership allows customers to purchase pharmacy items without needing to touch the keypad or sign a receipt – an increasingly important option for consumers during the pandemic.

Contactless payment is now being used by nearly 80% of consumers worldwide, according to a survey by Mastercard. Most consumers say they’ve turned to this