CVS Pharmacy to accept PayPal QR payments in 8,000 US stores

Customers at CVS Pharmacy checkout
TOUCH-FREE: CVS Pharmacy customers will soon be able to pay using their PayPal or Venmo digital wallets

PayPal has signed a deal with CVS Pharmacy to roll out its new QR code-based payments technology across more than 8,000 of the US retailer’s stores nationwide.

The rollout will enable customers to make touch-free payments at the checkout using their PayPal or Venmo digital wallets.

The moves come as part of PayPal’s major push into in-store payments, which it announced in November 2019, and follows the introduction of in-store payments in 28 countries in May this year.

CVS Pharmacy will implement the technology in all its stores in the fourth quarter of 2020.