We reported recently that Samsung Pay will soon allow users to pay with gift cardsand thatâ€™s precisely what the company has announced today. Gift cards from more than 50 popular merchants are now supported by Samsung Pay, these gift cards can now be stored in the app and used as and when required to be shared or for making purchases.
â€œWith the support of more than 50 major retail gift cards and the launch of the in-app gift card store, Samsung Pay is bringing consumers an easier way to use gift cards,â€ said Injong Rhee, EVP of Samsung Electronics, Global Head of Samsung Pay.
Thatâ€™s not all, a gift card store has been added to Samsung Pay through which users can purchase gift cards of these merchants either for themselves or for giving away as gifts to friends and family. Supported merchants include Staples, Regal Entertainment Group, Nike and others. Samsung promises that support for additional merchants will be added over the next few months.