Sam’s Club adds Visa to payment forms it will accept
The rule used to be that when you walked into a warehouse club, the cashier would accept only one form of credit or debit card as payment. That is no longer the case as Sam’s Club has announced that the company will now accept Visa beginning on Feb. 1 in addition to American Express, Discover and its own branded credit card.
“Everything we do is in an effort to better serve our members and extend the value of membership,” said Tracey Brown, chief member officer at Sam’s Club, in a statement. “By accepting Visa credit cards, we are giving our members more ways to shop that are convenient for them.”
“Sam’s Club is the eighth largest retailer in the U.S. and we are thrilled to open up Visa credit acceptance in their more than 650 clubs across the U.S. and Puerto Rico,” said Ramón Martín, senior vice president, merchant solutions, Visa Inc. “Whether in person or online, our goal is to ensure payments are fast, easy and secure for cardholders everywhere they wish to shop.”
While Sam’s is expanding the cards it takes in its clubs, Costco currently only accepts Visa. Costco.com, however, does take American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa for online purchases.
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Do you think it is the right or wrong move for Sam’s to expand the forms of payment it accepts in its clubs? How likely is Costco to follow Sam’s lead and add other credit cards to those accepted in its clubs?