By TYLER TELLER | The Associated PressWALMART, Fla.
(AP) — A new iPhone app lets you read the card of a football game without a smartphone, and it doesn’t require a password or an account to use.
Walmart, Target and other retailers are among companies that are using CardID, a service that uses a fingerprint scanner to identify a customer’s card, to help them track shoppers in their stores.
CardID allows customers to order a product from any retailer, scan the card and get the correct product.
The customer can then scan the product again and add the card information to the order.
Walmarts in Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin also are using it.
CardID is an inexpensive service that is still in beta, and is being rolled out to more retailers.
Walmarts have seen a surge in customers looking for an alternative to credit cards, and they are finding that CardID is a great way to make it easier to pay.
Walers in North Carolina, Georgia and Arizona also have CardID.
CardIDs can be used to track customers who have shopped at a store without using their credit cards.
Customers who want to use CardID at the checkout can scan the customer’s CardID and add it to their order.
CardId doesn’t have a fee for using it and the cost is $1.99 per transaction.
The CardID app is free to download and works with all iPhones and iPads.
It has a built-in security system that allows customers who scan the CardID card to use it.
Walmart and Target are using the app, but they aren’t offering CardID to customers who don’t have it.
A spokeswoman for Target said the company doesn’t sell or sell CardID or the app.
WalMart and Target did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The new CardID service is available to consumers, not retailers, and customers can scan a card, but it is not tied to an account.
Customers can scan it at the register, or they can add it in the app and pay with a credit or debit card.
Cardids are also available to retailers.
The service is not available at Target, Walmart or Walmart.
Target, which sells a lot of items and is known for being tough on theft, said customers who want CardID can order from any of its stores, scan their CardID then add it into their order for $1 a transaction.
Target spokeswoman Michelle Gossett said shoppers can use CardIDs for a variety of reasons, including: ordering online, checking in, checking out, purchasing at a gift shop or other special promotions.
She said customers can also scan their Cards and add them to their cart for free.
Walms, Target, Target Express and Walmart are the only U.S. retailers that have implemented CardID in stores.
Walter Robb, chairman of the board of directors for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said the new service will help to help customers make the right purchase.
“CardID helps us track our customers across all of our stores so we can keep them connected to our customers in every aspect of our store operations,” he said.
CardID was developed by Wal-mart in partnership with The Retailers Association, the group representing more than 800 retailers.
It requires customers to have a valid card, an account, and a fingerprint sensor that can identify a card and the owner of a card.
Walmart has been trying to reduce theft, and has installed more than 400 security cameras in stores in recent months, including a security camera at the front door that can detect thieves and alert shoppers to possible crimes.
Targets also are installing security cameras.
Walmart stores are equipped with cameras at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, where it has a 1,200-square-foot space.
Target is testing a new security camera system, but has not yet made any announcements about installing CardID systems in its stores.
Target, which started using CardIDs in 2014, says that it has seen a sharp rise in card thefts and other crimes in recent years.
It said that CardIDs were used by criminals to access shoppers’ information.
In July, Target introduced a $5.99 charge to customers to use the Card ID app, and the company said it was working to make CardID an option for customers.
If you’re having trouble reading a CardID reader, try reading a card on your phone with a different card reader, a card reader with an app or a reader with your phone that doesn’t need CardID access, or a device that allows you to turn off the reader.
If CardID does not help you, you can contact your bank or credit card company for help.
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