Android Pay forced an apartment rental app to end a year-long promotion for it in just 2 weeks


Android Pay may not have as much star power as Apple Pay, but there are still a ton of people using it. RadPad, a company which makes a rental payment app for apartment managers, decided to use their launch of Android Pay to run a promotion that waives the payment fee that renters are hit with when using a credit card through the service.

In 2 weeks, the company saw $5 million worth of rent paid, and the fees waived on those transactions exceeded the allotment they had set aside for the entirety of the year. Perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising, though. After all, if you tell someone that all they have to do to avoid annoying fees is to download and use a simple app, they’re likely going to do it.

Still, having to put the brakes on early is a testament to people’s willingness to use Android Pay in a way that makes their life convenient. Whether they’ll be compelled to keep using Android Pay without any further incentive is a question that remains unanswered for now. In the meantime, if you don’t want to pay the 3% Android Pay fee or the $4.95 fee for using debit, you’re always free to sign up for the ACH option at RadPad’s website.

[via RadPad]

Quentyn Kennemer
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