Hy-Vee introduces PayPal, Venmo options for online shopping

The marquee of a Hy-Vee store in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

Beginning July 8, digital payment platforms PayPal and Venmo will become available as payment options to Hy-Vee customers using the Aisles Online platform for grocery pickup and delivery orders.

The grocery chain’s new digital wallet options are part of a recent collaboration with PayPal that “aims to enhance the shopping experience for Hy-Vee’s online customers,” a release said.

“Our Aisles Online platform has continued to evolve alongside our customers’ needs since we launched this service,” Jody Gosch, chief technology officer and executive vice president at Hy-Vee, said. “With this new integration of PayPal and Venmo, we can help customers make their Aisles Online shopping even easier and faster than before.”

“Shopping online for groceries, through services such as Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online platform, has dramatically increased over the last five years,” Kurt Campisano, Paypal’s senior vice president of global markets, said. “We are thrilled to innovate with partners like Hy-Vee to help improve customers’ shopping experience by providing trusted payment methods, such as PayPal and Venmo, to their consumers.”

Hy-Vee said PayPal and Venmo will help streamline its payment processes, expand customer choice, and offer a “comprehensive solution for online transactions.”