Apparel retailer J.C. Penney (JCP) - Get Report said on Monday that its stores nationwide will now be accepting Apple Pay (AAPL) - Get Report .

"As part of its focus on creating an easy and seamless customer shopping experience, J.C. Penney has rolled out Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, to all stores nationwide," the company said in a statement.

J.C. Penney is also making its credit card available on Apple Pay.

"With the added convenience of our credit card as a payment option via Apple Pay, we're giving customers another compelling reason to join our credit card and loyalty programs," J.C. Penney Chief Information Officer Therace Risch added.

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