Update: Apple Pay is now available to all Shopify Stores.
Typing your address and credit card details will soon be a thing of the past. By this fall, shoppers will be able to buy from Shopify stores using just a phone and fingerprint.
Apple Pay is coming to the web, and Shopify-powered online stores will be among the first to accept it. With Apple Pay, your customers will be able to quickly and securely check out from your online store using Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac by simply tapping the Apple Pay button and scanning their fingerprint.
We’re giving all Shopify stores, in every country, the ability to accept Apple Pay at no extra cost. You can enable Apple Pay if you’re using Shopify Payments or these other payment gateways: Stripe, FirstData Payeezy, Authorize.Net, or CyberSource.
How is this different from Apple Pay today?
Right now, shoppers can use Apple Pay to buy from retail stores and in some apps, but when they shop on mobile websites they’re still left typing their payment details on a tiny, virtual keyboard.
Today’s announcement means shoppers will be able to use Apple Pay instead, making checkout lightning fast, painless, and maybe even enjoyable—like buying things should be!
How will this help mobile conversion rates?
It’s no secret that checking out on a phone can be clunky at best, and downright frustrating at worst. As mobile traffic to online stores continues to skyrocket, and as people continue to warm up to the idea of shopping anywhere, we’ll need to find ways to make the checkout experience amazing. Apple Pay is designed to do that.
Enabling Apple Pay for your online store is another way for you to simplify and speed up your checkout, giving your customers a better checkout experience while also boosting your conversion rate.
Activate Apple Pay
If you’re an eligible Shopify merchant, you’ll soon be able to offer your customers Apple Pay when they use their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to check out from your Shopify store this fall.
To activate, simply go to your payment settings in Shopify, and click “Activate” under the Apple Pay section.