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Android Pay to Launch in Boots UK

23 March 2016
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Boots UK, a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA), the UK’s leading pharmacy-led Health and Beauty retailer will be a launch partner for Android Pay when the payment technology arrives in the UK in a few months’ time.

Android devices make up 54 per cent1 of the smartphone market in the UK, and with the launch of Android Pay contactless technology will be available to many more smartphone users, unlocking a new convenient and quick way to pay.

Android Pay will enable Android users to seamlessly tap and pay with their phones at Boots UK’s 16,000 till points across 2,510 Boots UK stores.

Robin Phillips, Omni-channel and Development Director, Boots UK comments: “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. Android Pay means even more of our customers will be able to use their smartphones to make purchases in our stores – ensuring check out is quicker and easier than ever before. “

Spencer Spinnell, Director, Business Development, Google adds: "We want to make in-store payments simpler for everyone, so we've worked with Boots UK to enable Android Pay in all their 2,510 locations. This adds to the list of almost 460,000 contactless payment terminals in the UK where people can seamlessly tap and pay with their Android phones".               

How to use Android Pay:

  • To use Android Pay, you’ll need to download the Android Pay app from the Google Play Store.
  • Sign up for Android Pay through the app; add your preferred credit and debit cards and you are good to go.
  • To use Android Pay in a shop, simply unlock your phone, hold it near the contactless terminal, and your payment will be complete.




For more information, please contact the Boots UK Press office: 

on UK 0115 959 5995 or email


About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments


1 Source: eMarketer, Barclays “The Future of mCommerce”, Deloitte “The Mobile Consumer 2015: UK Cut”

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at

*As of Aug. 31, 2020