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Giant Eagle becomes first U.S. grocery, convenience store to accept PayPal, Venmo

PITTSBURGH — Officials with Giant Eagle, Inc. announced Thursday that it will become the first U.S. grocery and convenience store chain to accept payment in the form of PayPal and Venmo.

The new forms of electronic payment will be available across the company’s 474 supermarket and GetGo locations.

According to a news release, research showed 59% of surveyed consumers have been using their digital wallet more frequently than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. 63 percent of respondents said they were more likely to shop at a retailer if it accepted digital payments and 73% of respondents said they want to be able to pay the same way they pay online and in-store.

Customers can simply open either the PayPal or Venmo mobile app, click the “Scan” button and select the “show to pay” option. PayPal customers will be able to pay using stored debit or credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal balance or PayPal Credit. With Venmo QR Codes, customers can pay using their stored debit or credit cards, bank account, Venmo balance or Venmo Credit Car for eligible customers.

Giant Eagle is partnering with Blackhawk Network to bring the new payment options to stores.

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