The folks over at WooCommerce add Apple Pay for your online store.
Now you have one more option to allow people to pay you for your products or services if you are using Stripe.
A simple way to accept payments online, Stripe can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards. Even Bitcoin directly on your store. No setup fees, monthly fees, or hidden costs: Only get charged for transactions similar to normal Credit Card processes.
So the big story here is that Stripe now includes Apple Pay, which means customers can pay using payment details associated to their Apple ID.
From there site:
“Accept Apple Pay directly in WooCommerce stores on mobile and desktop.
Better checkout flow, better conversion rates, and an easier way for your customers to pay. Apple Pay for WooCommerce is currently enabled via Stripe Payments. Check the list of 10 countries where Stripe Payments are currently accepted.”
So why did WooCommerce add Apple Pay to WooCommerce? Here is what they say on their site:
Faster checkout, smarter shopping experience
With Apple Pay enabled, customers can buy with a single touch on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Better checkout flow, better conversion rate.
Apple Pay checkout is 60% faster than other methods, saving a minute on average.
Websites supporting Apple Pay report a doubling of checkout conversions.
IF this is true, you can’t afford to not add Stripe to your web site and have Apple Pay added to your store.
*Final notes: to use Stripe, unlike PayPal – you will need to have a SSL tied to your site. Keep in mind not all of your customers will be using Apple pay up front. However if they are familiar you just gave them an easy path.
Not the sexiest subject to cover but an important one if you have WooCommerce installed on your WordPress site.