The U.S. Postal Service has begun to accept Apple Inc. Apple Pay on its website for certain services.
The same is not yet possible over-the-counter. In the frequently-asked-questions section of its website, USPS lists Apple Pay as an accepted form of payment for The Postal Store, P.O. Box Online, Every Door Direct Mail, Click-N-Ship, and USPS Tracking Plus, Pickup On Demand among others.
Apple Pay can be used by iPhone, iPad, and Mac users if they are using Safari Desktop (v10 or higher) or iOS Safari, according to the USPS website.
Why It Matters
The acceptance of Apple Pay transactions at post offices would require an infrastructure upgrade at 34,000 U.S. locations, reported Apple Insider.
USPS rival FedEx Corporation supports Apple Pay in stores, according to a report from Appleosophy, but another rival United Parcel Service, Inc. does not accept it online or in stores.
The Tim Cook-led Apple is on the cusp of becoming the first-ever $3 trillion company as shares have soared recently.
By Shivdeep Dhaliwal
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