Venmo can be used for mobile and in-app purchases at several retailers, food delivery services, and ride-sharing apps. Popular apps that accept Venmo include Delivery.com, Grubhub, Uber, and Uber Eats. Stores that accept Venmo include Abercrombie & Fitch, lululemon athletica, and Foot Locker. For a more extensive list of stores that do and don’t take Venmo, see below.
Where Can I Use Venmo?
Venmo is an app owned by PayPal and works much the same way as PayPal. With Venmo, you can send money to friends and family without giving them your bank account or credit card information. Venmo also acts as a social media app where you can create a profile, add friends, and share your dining, shopping, and purchasing activities with them.
According to its website, Venmo is still in the process of rolling out availability for online and in-app purchases. All merchants that accept PayPal now have the option of accepting Venmo when customers shop online with their mobile device. However, that doesn’t mean you can automatically use Venmo at any merchant that takes PayPal; merchants must opt-in to accept Venmo before you can pay with the app.
Venmo payments can only be processed on mobile devices. If you want to use Venmo while shopping online on a computer, you’ll select Venmo if available at check out. You’ll then be presented with a QR code you’ll scan with your phone to authorize the payment. From your phone, you’ll select the payment type and proceed to check out.
To shop using Venmo, you must first install the Venmo app on your iOS or Android device. Next, you’ll need to enable purchases. You can then use Venmo in apps and on mobile websites that offer a Venmo payment option.
In addition to electronic payments, Venmo also offers the Venmo card. This is a Mastercard-branded debit card that you can load with funds from your Venmo account. You can use the debit card to shop at any brick-and-mortar or online merchant that accepts Mastercard.
Merchants That Accept Venmo
We researched dozens of merchants, visiting their respective websites and contacting corporate customer service to find out whether or not they accept Venmo for online or in-app purchases. Below, we’ve compiled the list of places where you can pay with Venmo. This includes stores that accept Venmo, food ordering services that accept Venmo, and other merchants that accept Venmo. If you are having trouble paying with Venmo at one of the below mobile sites or apps, consider the troubleshooting tips on Venmo’s website.
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Foot Locker
- lululemon athletica
- Grubhub including:
- Uber Eats
For the lists of restaurants that take PayPal and do delivery, see our articles.
- Uber (See our article on using Visa gift cards for Uber)
Merchants That Do Not Accept Venmo
During our research, some merchants informed us that they do not take Venmo at this time. Keep in mind, though, that the Venmo card is still an option for any merchants that accept Mastercard.
- Best Buy
- Forever 21
- H&M (See our article on using Apple Pay at H&M)
- The Home Depot
- J. Crew
- JC Penney
- Parking Panda
- Urban Outfitters
- Victoria’s Secret
- Walmart (See our article on using PayPal at Walmart)