Apple Pay

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Apple Pay allows customers to pay easily and securely through your online store. With Apple Pay, your customers will be able to check out from your online store using Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

When a customer pays for their order using Apple Pay, they don't need to manually enter their credit card information or shipping address. The customer will tap the Apple Pay button and scan their fingerprint, and Apple Pay will provide that information to the payment gateway.

Note

You don't pay any extra fees for accepting Apple Pay. You will continue to pay the normal processing fees associated with your gateway.

Requirements

To enable the Apple Pay button for your online store, you must meet the following requirements:

Devices that support Apple Pay

To see the Apple Pay button, your customers must use Safari on iOS 10 or macOS Sierra on one of the following devices:

  • iPhone (SE, 6, 6 Plus, or newer)
  • iPad (Pro, Air 2, mini 3, or newer)
  • Apple Watch
  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Midi 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

Activate Apple Pay

To activate Apple Pay:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, then click Payments (or press G S P).

  2. In the section for your payment gateway, click Edit:

    Edit payment gateway
  3. In the Digital wallets accepted section, select Apple Pay:

    Activate apple pay
  4. Click Save.

Your customers can now use Apple Pay to check out on your store.

Customer experience

When a customer visits your online store using Safari on iOS 10 or macOS Sierra, they will see a button with the Apple Pay logo:

Buy with apple pay button

The customer can tap or click the button to make a purchase with Apple Pay. The purchasing experience is slightly different depending on which device the customer is using.

On iPhone

When the customer taps the Apple Pay button, they will see the shipping and billing information they added to their wallet, as well as the cost of the order, shipping rates, and taxes. The customer will then authenticate the purchase by scanning their fingerprint.

On desktop

To use Apple Pay on a Mac computer, the customer must also have an iPhone with iOS 10. Before the customer can make the purchase, they must make sure the computer and the phone:

  • are close to each other
  • both have Bluetooth turned on
  • are both logged in to the same iCloud account.

When the customer clicks the Apple Pay button, they will see the shipping and billing information they added to their wallet, as well as the cost of the order, shipping rates, and taxes. The dialog will prompt the customer to confirm the purchase on their phone. The customer will then scan their fingerprint on their phone to authenticate the purchase.

Troubleshooting

Apple Pay not showing in the admin

If you are using Cybersource, Authorize.net, or First Data Payeezy, and you don't see the option to activate Apple Pay in the admin, then you'll need to ask your payment processor to turn on network tokenization. If you're not sure who your payment processor is, then you should talk to your bank, or to your merchant account provider.

Apple Pay button not showing in checkout

To see the Apple Pay button in your checkout, you must be using Safari on iOS 10 or macOS Sierra. If you are using the latest version of Safari and the button still doesn't appear, then make sure you meet all the requirements for using Apple Pay.

Apple Pay button not showing in cart drawer

If you have a cart drawer or a cart pop-up on your store, then the Apple Pay button might not appear. You can add Javascript to your theme to make sure the button appears in your cart drawer.

Customer can't enter a discount code

Your customers can use discount codes with Apple Pay only if they enter a discount code on the checkout page before clicking the Apple Pay button. If you show the Apple Pay button on the cart page, then your customers won't be able to go to the checkout page to enter a discount code. To make sure your customers can use discount codes with Apple Pay, you'll need to show the Apple Pay button on the checkout page.

Error when checking out with Apple Pay on a Mac

If you see an error message after trying to check out with Apple Pay on a Mac, then there might be a communication problem between your phone and your computer. Make sure both devices:

  • are close to each other
  • have Bluetooth turned on
  • are both logged in to the same iCloud account.

Shipping limitations

Due to partial postal code availability from Apple Pay, carrier-calculated shipping rates in certain remote regions of Canada might be calculated incorrectly. Most Canadian addresses will not be affected by this issue.

Other ways to accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay in person

Apple Pay is available in person if you use Shopify POS in the United States or the United Kingdom. With a supported card reader, you can offer your customers the option of paying with Apple Pay using an iPhone or an Apple Watch. The payment is processed right away, and the customer doesn't have to produce their credit card, or enter their payment details using the keyboard of their iOS device.

Apple Pay in mobile apps

Apple Pay is available if your store has an iOS app using the iOS Buy SDK.

FAQ

What credit cards can my customers use with Apple Pay?

The payment gateway you use will determine which credit cards your customers can use when they buy your products using Apple Pay. To use Apple Pay, your customers have to add their credit card information to their Apple Pay wallet. If the payment gateway you use doesn't accept the type of credit card a customer adds to their Apple Pay wallet, then that customer will not be able to buy your products using Apple Pay.

What is network tokenization?

Network tokenization is the process of handling credit cards that have been tokenized. When a customer uses Apple Pay, their credit card information isn't sent to the payment gateway. Instead, Apple Pay creates a token that represents the card and sends that to the payment gateway. To use Apple Pay, your payment processor must support network tokenization.

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