Samsung has added a new feature to its mobile payment system Samsung Pay. Now, the service supports gift cards from 50 popular merchants, including the likes of Toys R Us, eBay, GameStop, Staples, Nike and several other merchants.
You can use the gift cards to purchase, store, pay with, and share gift cards right from your Samsung phone. There’s a new section in the Samsung Pay app itself, which give users the ability to get their hands on gift cards, and even share them with their friends and family.
“With 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,” said Injong Rhee, EVP of Samsung Electronics, Global Head of Samsung Pay. “People love gift cards, but how many of us have gone to pay for something only to realize we have a gift card sitting around somewhere at home? With Samsung Pay, you can easily carry your gift cards with you everywhere you go and not have to worry about a card going unspent. Another feature that is unique to Samsung Pay is the ability to buy gift cards and gift them to friends within the Samsung Pay app itself. We hope this will provide greater flexibility, access and choice for Samsung Pay customers heading into the holiday season.”
Obviously, you need to have a smartphone which comes with support for Samsung Pay. This is definitely a good addition to the service, especially when the holiday season is here.