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Contactless Purchases: How to Pay with Digital Wallet

Going digital has certainly changed the way we listen to music and watch TV, so it should come as no surprise that it’s changed the way we pay for things too. Now you can make purchases using what’s called your digital wallet. And don’t worry, if you’re not really sure what a digital wallet is or how to use it, we’ll get to all that and more.

What is your Digital Wallet?

A digital wallet is a way to pay for things at a store with your phone instead of swiping a card and pushing the keypad. The app stores a digital version of the credit, debit, or prepaid card you choose to include. All you have to do is open the app on your phone, either take a photo of your card or enter it manually, and it gets stored within the app. Depending on what kind of phone you have you will pay using Google PaySamsung Pay, or Apple Pay. Look for these logos at checkout:

The ability to pay with your digital wallet is dependent on the merchant, but even if you don’t see the logos some merchants will still let you use it.

How to Use It

The next time you’re at checkout and ready to pay all you need to do is go into your digital wallet app, then hold your phone or smart watch up to the terminal. That’s it! No more digging around for your wallet, finding your card, and swiping. That means if you forget your wallet at home, you can just pay with your phone instead!

Why Use It

Three simple reasons to start using Digital Wallet: it’s convenient, secure and contactless!

Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay all offer the same level of security that you get when you swipe your card or use a chip reader, but there’s the added bonus of not having to take your card out at the register, handing it to someone or touching any buttons to enter you PIN. That means you’re less likely to spread or contract the virus while shopping.

On top of that, when you pay using your digital wallet, your actual card number isn’t shared so your information stays secure – making it the safest way to pay. Also your digital wallet is authenticated by your fingerprint, face scan, or passcode, so only you should be able to use it.

Your digital wallet is an excellent way to pay, so why not give it a try? Use your West Community Debit and Credit Cards in your digital wallet and pay with added security! You can use Google PaySamsung Pay, or Apple Pay to substitute your plastic card at millions of places online and in stores. 

Make your next purchase using digital wallet!

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