Kohl’s integrates Apple Pay with reward points

RETAIL REWARDS: Customers at Kohl’s can now earn loyalty points by using Apple Pay

Customers at approximately 250 branches of US department store chain Kohl’s can now earn Yes2You Rewards loyalty points when they use Apple Pay to pay for their purchases at the checkout with a Kohl’s Charge card.

The service is expected to be in all Kohl’s stores later this month, “making Kohl’s the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and successful loyalty program with Apple Pay,” the retailer says.

“Kohl’s customers can add Yes2You Rewards to the Wallet app in iOS 9 and earn rewards at checkout with Apple Pay. Customers simply hold their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE near the contactless reader with a finger on Touch ID to pay and receive their individual rewards. On Apple Watch, they just double-click the side button and hold the face of their Apple Watch up to the reader.”

“Kohl’s is blending the physical and digital shopping experiences in more ways than ever before,” says Ratnakar Lavu, Kohl’s chief technology officer. “We are continuing to innovate in mobile to provide an easy, seamless shopping experience.”

The retailer made its Kohl’s Charge Card available within the mobile payment service in November 2015. Loyalty was introduced into Apple Pay in iOS 9, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

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