Does CVS Take Apple Pay?

Many of us use our phones and have iPhones, however, does CVS take Apple Pay in 2018? This is a commonly asked question because in many places you can use Apple Pay but in just as many you cannot use Apple Pay. CVS had tried Apple Pay in the past but has since switched to their own CVS Pay. However, CVS is looking to launch back its Apple Pay in the near future. In fact, certain CVS stores may now have Apple Pay. If you are looking to pay with your Apple Pay you may want to call ahead to ensure your store has it or does not have it.

What is CVS?

CVS or as many of us know it as CVS Pharmacy is an American retail and health care company. CVS Health is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. CVS was also known as the Consumer Value Store before simply referring to CVS. The original Consumer Value Store was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts back in 1963. The original owner of the company was Melville Corporation. This was until 1996 when CVS Health was spun into its own company. Currently CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States.  In 2016 there were over 9,600 stores.

CVS is a store that sells prescription drugs as well as general merchandise. There are over-the-counter drugs, beauty products, and even cosmetics. CVS also offers film and photo services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and many convenience foods.

CVS is often compared to the store Walgreens but there are many differences. While both appear the same, however, CVS has a different view than Walgreens to investors. Walgreens has a clean financial track whereas CVS has gone through different ownership and that makes its record a little less predictable.


There are many locations of CVS Pharmacy. CVS is located all over the United States. With over five stores in each state. Each store is relatively the same with what they sell. However, each store is going to have their own preferences due to location. For example, a CVS in Wisconsin might not have the same products exactly as a state such as Florida. The things that are sold by stores are what are in demand in that area at that time. Each state has their general items and those that are specific to the location.

What is Apple Pay?

Apple Pay works with any of the Apple devices that many of you use every day. Apple Pay is secure and ensures secure purchases in stores, apps, and even on the web. You are also able to send as well as receive money from friends or family right in Messages.

Apple Pay is much simpler than using a regular physical card. Not to mention safer. You can use Apple Pay to pay someone or get paid right in your Messages. You can even ask Siri to do so.

There is no app that you would have to download as you can use the cards that are already available in the Wallet app. With Apple Pay you can send money to your daughter who is in college, split a bill, and even chip in with others for a gift.

You are able to send or receive money from across the table or even across the country. Siri will even help you. You can use Siri to use your debit or credit card.