Apple Pay coming to over 200,000 websites, not just in-store or in-app

“Apple Pay on websites launched on Tuesday with the release of iOS 10 for the iPhone and iPad — and will hit Mac desktops when macOS Sierra launches next Tuesday,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld.

“More than 200,000 websites — including small and large retailers — plan to support Apple Pay on their sites in coming weeks, Apple said Tuesday,” Hamblen reports. “Many of the sites include online retailers using e-commerce platforms run by Shopify, Demandware and IBM.”

“The move means that online shoppers with iPhones, iPads and Macs updated with the latest operating systems can save time when finishing an online purchase through the Apple’s Safari browser,” Hamblen reports. “Retailers that have signed up for the service are expected to see an uptick in the number of customers that finish a web purchase, instead of giving up because typing in credit information was considered too complicated, awkward or time-consuming.”

“After searching out a product or service in Safari to purchase,” Hamblen reports, “Apple Pay customers need only click an Apple Pay button on a website to complete their purchase.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The more places, online and physical, where Apple Pay can be used, the better.

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  1. [because typing in credit information was considered too complicated, awkward or time-consuming.”]

    I can relate to this. I’ve failed to complete checkouts several times, because the site’s payment procedure is a total mess.

    Looking forward to Apple Pay in more retail outlets including brick and mortar. After all this time, way too many retailers are clueless as to the availability of mobile pay.

    1. For me, the appeal of Apple Pay on the web will be in the security offered. Often when ordering stuff, I shy away from smaller sites due to concern about sharing my credit card with smaller, potentially less secure sites. For this reason Amazon is my goto site, but if other sites accept Apple Pay I would be more likely to trust them.

  2. Well, I’ve been using PayPal to do this for some time, and if I’m not mistaken there are a few other people who do the same. If Apple Pay can become as widespread online worldwide I will use it, but I really need a viable reason to do so.

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