Where & how to use Google Pay in stores

Not sure which stores let you use Google Pay on your phone to check out? Google Pay is accepted at more places than you think. Millions, in fact. It works in select supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, clothing stores, gas stations, beauty shops, and other retailers that accept mobile payments.See a list of major stores that accept Google Pay.

In eligible countries on Android devices, you can use Google Pay to pay in stores anywhere you see one of these logos:

Google Pay

    Google Pay symbol    

Terminal logo

     Contactless symbol     

Tap and pay

     Tap and pay     

To use Google Pay in stores, all you need is an eligible Android phone with the Google Pay app downloaded. 

How Google Pay works

1. Install or open the app

If you don’t have the Google Pay Android app, download it.

When you first open the Google Pay app, we’ll walk you through how to get started. Learn more about setting up Google Pay.

2. Add a card

How does it work?

When you add a card to the Google Pay app, the card is assigned a virtual account number. This is the number that is actually shared with the store you're purchasing from, adding an extra layer of security to keep your account info safe.

Even though the virtual account number is unique, you’ll still get the same rewards associated with your account.

3. Check out at a store

When you’re asked to pay, just unlock your phone and hold the back of it close to the payment terminal until you see a blue check mark.

How does it work?

Google Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) to send your card data to the payment terminal. The system reads your virtual account number and sends it to your bank to confirm the info. The bank confirms the transaction. It all happens in a couple of seconds.

Learn more about how to pay in stores or find out what we do to help protect your card info.

Find your charges & transactions

To find a list of payments you made in stores using Google Pay:

  1. Open the Google Pay app Google Pay.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Activity.

How purchases appear on your bank statement

Google Pay purchases made in stores appear on your bank statement the same as they would if you made them using your physical card.

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