Walmart And Target Are Quietly Killing One Of The Most Annoying Things About Shopping In Stores

by MR Magazine Staff

As credit-card companies kill customer signature requirements, retailers such as Walmart and Target are following suit. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express have either already stopped or will soon no longer require customers to sign their receipts when checking out. The credit-card companies’ new policies started rolling out earlier in April. “We believe making the signature requirement optional for EMV chip-enabled merchants is the responsible next step to enhance security and convenience at the point of sale,” Dan Sanford, Visa’s vice president of consumer products, said in a company blog post in January. While the credit-card companies will no longer require customers’ signatures, retailers have the option to continue the requirement. However, it seems that few major retail companies will do so. Read more at Business Insider.