A big change has arrived at Kmart, where stores across the country accept Afterpay in the store from today.
For the past three years, Kmart has only offered Afterpay to its online customers.
But on Monday, the retail giant confirmed the purchase now, pay later service had commenced in 322 Kmart and K Hub stores across Australia.
“The news has arrived just in time as the restrictions ease and in up to Christmas, meaning marking a brighter future for retail,” a spokeswoman for Kmart said.
“Christmas shopping can be incredibly stressful, and in the wake of another difficult year, the in-store Kmart and Afterpay offer will provide budget relief to many families and individuals.”
Afterpay was founded in 2014 by Australian duo Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen. The company has since grown into one of the largest and most successful companies in the country.
Afterpay Australia Manager Katrina Konstas said the announcement was a highly anticipated development for many Kmart and Afterpay enthusiasts.
“We know how much our customers love to shop at Kmart and we’ve heard you’re absolutely delighted to be able to offer this seven weeks out of Christmas,” Ms Konstas said.
Kmart General Manager Chris Renshaw said the in-store availability of the popular pay later service would soon also extend to Australia’s kiwi neighbors.
“We look forward to expanding this offering to New Zealand early next year,” Renshaw said.