Does Publix Take Apple Pay?

Last Updated on 06/07/2021 by GS Staff

Q: Does Publix accept Apple Pay for payment?

Update 6/7/2021: Publix now accepts Apple Pay! The Publix website states contactless payment options such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay are available chainwide starting in April 2020.

The below Twitter post from Publix confirms the company takes Apple Pay.

You can view Publix’s announcement on contactless payment options including Apple Pay here.

Update 8/10/2019: We originally wrote this article back in November 2017. We would have speculated that Publix would have implemented Apple Pay sometime in 2018 based on the perceived demand. However, Publix has been dragging their feet on providing this technology to customers at all stores.

According to TheLedger, Publix has had a pilot program for Apple Pay in 14 Virginia stores as of June 2019. There are over 1,200 stores still waiting for Apple Pay to potentially become a payment option. Meanwhile, stores such as Walmart and fast food chains such as White Castle have offered this payment method since 2015.

The below Twitter post might sum up the frustration some customers are feeling regarding the lack of Apple Pay at Publix.

Stay tuned. We will update this article once we have more information on how Publix is proceeding with Apple Pay.

From November 2017:

Publix does not take Apple Pay. The company is aware that there is a demand for Apple Pay as a payment option. There currently is not a timeline for when Apple Pay will be placed into stores. Stay tuned.

You can see the response below from Publix via Twitter when they were asked if they take Apple Pay.

The payment methods that Publix currently accepts are:

  • Cash
  • Checks with acceptable identification
  • Debit Cards
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Revolution Money
  • WIC
  • EBT

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