H-E-B is a well known and one of the largest independent supermarket chains in Texas and the United States. It has around 340 stores across northeastern Mexico and Texas.
This supermarket chain is continuously growing because its gross income was $31.2 billion in 2019 and 2020, and it was ranked 9th on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies” and 13th on Supermarket News’ list of “Top 75 North American Food Retailers.”
Though it is growing and one of the famous supermarket chains, still there is a question that strikes customers’ minds, especially iOS users “Does H-E-B take Apple Pay”?
If you too are finding the answer to this question you have landed in the right place. In this blog, I will let you know if H-E-B takes Apple Pay.
So Let’s dive right in..!!
Unfortunately a big NO. H-E-B doesn’t take Apple Pay. Even in the Covid 19, they haven’t implemented safety measures in payment systems to provide customers with contactless payments options like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.
But as the digital market is growing and people are moving towards digital currency, H-E-B is planning to step up and implement Apple Pay in the near future. According to Houston’s statement, HEB is working to get Apple Pay approved in order to make contactless payments.
HEB’s refusal to accept Apple Pay is a disappointment at a time when contactless payment processes are useful and consumers want Apple Pay as a payment option. It’s a surprising choice from a corporation that prides itself on putting consumers first to refuse to accept Apple Pay. It is one of the safest and most secure payment options in the digital world, but still, they are thinking of implementing it.
But if you look at another side of the coin, there is a different story waiting for you. H-E-B believes that accepting Apple Pay when they already have their contactless payment system, H-E-B Go, will thrash their app. So if you want to make a payment using Apple Pay then you have to wait. Till then enjoy its payment system H-E-B Go.
H-E-B Go is the contactless payment system implemented by H-E-B. If you have an H-E-B Go app then you can skip the checkout line and become your cashier. Yes, this is true, by installing the H-E-B app and linking your credit card with it, you will be allowed to scan your shopping bag and your purchases.
After reviewing all of your items, simply scan an HEB GO QR code at the checkout corridor, and your purchase will be validated by a consumer service dealer right away.
This will make shopping not only easier but also enjoyable and reduce your time as you don’t have to wait in long queues.
To utilize H-E-B GO, you must go to your nearest H-E-B grocery store and follow the steps outlined below:
- Both iOS and Android users may get the free software from the app store. It’s up to you to set it up.
- Give and validate your info to obtain your card.
- Scan all of the items you want to purchase, then go to the H-E-B GO counter and scan the QR code.
- Last but not the least, confirm your order.
They provide their users with the following payment options:
- Credit/Debit Card
- H-E-B cards
- Store Gift Cards
Making a contactless payment with Apple Pay is not possible as of now, but as the digital revolution grips the market, H-E-B provides its customers to pay digital payment option in terms of H-E-B Go and credit/ debit cards.
So, it is good for those who don’t want to carry a physical wallet with them, just scan and be done with the payment.
And if you are an iOS user and rely on Apple Pay, then you have to wait for H-E-B to accept payment through Apple Pay. Till then enjoy its own digital or contactless payment app H-E-B Go.