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Kohl's shoppers will soon be able to leave their credit card at home

Come October, Kohl's most loyal shoppers will no longer need to bring their wallets to check out at the cash register.

The department store chain is rolling out a new capability that allows holders of its store-branded charge card to check out directly from its mobile app.

The feature is in addition to Kohl's existing mobile wallet capabilities, which let shoppers store their payment information to the app, and aggregate promotions and rewards.

"We feel like we're really taking it up a notch," Michelle Gass, Kohl's chief merchandising officer, said from the company's New York City design showroom Thursday.

Roughly 60 percent of Kohl's sales are done through its store cards, and nearly 14 million users have downloaded the company's app, Gass said. It is available on both iOS and Android.

Earlier this year, Kohl's became the first retailer to tie its rewards program and private label card to Apple Pay.

Over the summer, Wal-Mart completed the nationwide rollout of its payment system, Walmart Pay. That system allows users to pay using their credit or debit cards, prepaid accounts or Wal-Mart gift cards.