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Does Target take Google Pay?

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If you are in the US, then chances are that you have been to your nearest Target store more times this year than you care to admit. Target Corporation is a US-based retailer is one of the largest retailers there and with this massiveness comes a demand to open more payment options as their customer base increases. Hence, with digital payment platforms cropping up everywhere, what payment options will they accept?

In this article, we will confirm whether or not Target takes Google Pay as well as other available and acceptable payment options.

Also read: Does Dollar General take Google Pay?


Target x Google Pay

A year before the COVID pandemic, Target announced that they were willing to accept contactless payment methods (as if they knew how beneficial this decision will be in the future). Now, Target has three access points where you can access their diverse goods, which are:

  • Target’s website
  • Target’s app
  • Target’s stores

Since there are outlets and stores that take digital payment at either their store or on their app, Target just happens to be one such outlet with a twist. It accepts digital payment methods like Google Pay at the Target Store but not for its website or app.

Target takes Google Pay at their stores.

Target web and app

Target.com and its app accept Target RedCard credit or debit cards. This online wallet feature first came to the Target app in 2017 and gave customers up to five percent off on all purchases. Customers can use an in-built digital payment method on their Target app which comes with online coupons and Gift Cards. Hence, Google Pay is accepted only offline not online, on either their app or website.


Other acceptable forms of payment

Since Target has three platforms and NFC or a Near Field Communications reader at all of its cashier points, they are open to accepting digital payments, however just not Google Pay on their app and website. Other acceptable forms of payment at Target include:

Target Store

  • Debit and credit cards
  • Target RedCard (Target Debit Card, Target Credit Card, Target Mastercard)
  • EBT cards
  • Cash
  • Gift cards and certificates
  • Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay
  • Alipay in some stores
  • WIC program
  • Personal checks

Target website and app

  • Target RedCard
  • Debit and credit cards
  • Gift cards including Target eGiftCards
  • Installment plans like Klarna, PayPal Pay in 4, Affirm, and others
  • EBT card
  • PayPal (not for items purchased under Target Plus Partners)
  • Apple Pay

Also read: Does Starbucks take Apple Pay?

Sania Usmani

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