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Google helps speed up OfficeMax checkout

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — OfficeMax announced that it is engaging the services of Google Wallet to make it easier for customers to pay, redeem coupons and reap the benefits of its loyalty program by using their mobile phones. The new service is available through new checkout terminals located at more than 100 OfficeMax stores.

These new contactless payment terminals, powered by MasterCard PayPass, are available in OfficeMax stores throughout the greater New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. markets. OfficeMax is the first office supply retailer to implement the full range of Google Wallet features – payment, coupon redemption and loyalty programs.  It's also the first national office supply retailer to accept mobile payments through Google Wallet.

"OfficeMax is interested in using the very latest technology to deliver a faster, easier and personalized in-store shopping experience for our customers, and mobile payments with Google Wallet lets us do just that," said Ryan Vero, EVP and chief merchandising officer at OfficeMax. "It's one of many recent mobile programs we've rolled out to help provide customers with a truly customized and engaging shopping experience."

Google Wallet is an app that turns consumers' phones into their wallets. The app securely stores virtual versions of a consumer's payment and rewards credentials, which can be used in stores with the tap of a mobile phone.

Google Wallet is a partnership between Google, MasterCard Worldwide, Citigroup Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and First Data Corp.