Reports from Bank Innovation are claiming that when Apple launches their new mobile payment initiative, popular department store Nordstrom may be Apple’s first merchant to support the feature. Other retailers that are in the talks with Apple in accepting the mobile-based payment include American Express, MasterCard, and Chinese payment processor UnionPay. However, Nordstrom may be the first retailer to incorporate this service. According to Bank Innovation,
The "talks" Nordstrom and Apple have been engaged are related to payments -- but the extent of those talks is unclear. Apple was looking for a clothing brand with a large physical reach, our source said, but also with an established and high-end brand. With a strong brick-and-mortar presence, but with a focus on digital innovation as well, our source said Nordstrom was a "great" pick for Apple.
Source: Bank Innovation