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Apple Pay coming to Boots Customers in the U.K. from launch

08 June 2015
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Nottingham, UK, 8 June 2015: Boots UK, a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA), the UK’s  leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, will offer its customers the ability to check out with Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, when it launches in the UK next month. 

“We are hugely excited about launching Apple Pay. Offering our customers and patients new, innovative store experiences is at the heart of our strategy, and we know our customers increasingly want faster payment options. Apple Pay will make it even quicker, easier and more secure to pay in our stores,” said Simon Roberts, President of Boots. 

Apple Pay will be available from over 16,000 till points across Boots UK’s 2,511* stores in the UK. 

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When a customer adds a credit or debit card to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device and each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Robin Phillips, Omni-channel and Development Director, Boots UK said, “This initiative is the latest step in Boots UK’s use of mobile technology and Apple Pay is part of our digital innovation agenda focused on the next generation of customer experiences in the space of health, beauty, new ways of shopping and loyalty. Boots was the first retailer in the UK to trial contactless payment technology, and we are confident that the adoption of Apple Pay, which brings our customers added convenience, security and privacy, will be a huge success.”

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and bene?ts offered by their credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. 

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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024