This article was originally published in 2020. It was updated in 2022.
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting
With Apple Pay and Google Pay for Ecwid stores, your customers can forget their credit card numbers all they want. They can complete the entire checkout process with a single tap.
Set up Apple Pay and Google Pay in your Ecwid store to create a simpler checkout process. This will encourage more shoppers to complete their purchases with a single tap. These payment options are available for free on all Ecwid pricing plans across 40+ countries.
What Are Apple Pay & Google Pay?
Before we expand on the benefits of getting paid with Apple Pay and Google Pay, let’s review what these payment methods are.
Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple. With Apple Pay, payment details are stored securely in the Wallet app. Customers can easily use it in Apple’s Safari browser across iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. Paying with Apple Pay is super fast and secure because of data encryption technologies and Touch ID/Face ID.
Google Pay is a digital wallet platform and online payment system by Google. It is available for Android users on their smartphones or computers. Just like Apple Pay, shoppers who use Google Pay don’t have to
Also read: Google Pay for Ecommerce Businesses: How It Works
Easier Checkout for Customers, More Sales for You
So why are Apple Pay and Google Pay such revolutionary payment systems for online sellers?
First of all, shoppers love Apple Pay and Google Pay for security reasons. Customers’ card details are hidden throughout the transaction, which protects them from fraudulent merchants and security breaches. Apple Pay and Google Pay keeps their information safe, which is why many people turn to the apps for their shopping.
Then there is convenience. As we said, no one likes
Apple Pay is used in 73 countries, and Google Pay is available in more than 40 countries. So even if you’re not an Apple or Google Pay user yourself, it’s likely many of your customers are.
As for those users already enjoying the convenience of Apple’s
Adding Apple Pay and Google Pay to your Ecwid store is about more than doing something nice for your customers. Those payment methods offer an almost unbelievably smooth checkout experience for online shoppers.
The less friction you have in your checkout experience, the more sales you’ll have. Streamlined experiences stop shoppers from abandoning their carts. With fewer abandoned carts, you’ll make even more sales for your business.
Once you connect Apple Pay and Google Pay in your store, Ecwid will display a separate Apple Pay/Google Pay button on your checkout page signaling to customers that it’s available.
How to Enable Apple Pay & Google Pay in Your Ecwid Store
Depending on what country you live in, there are different ways to enable Apple Pay and Google Pay checkout in your Ecwid store.
Accepting Apple Pay & Google Pay in the US
Lightspeed Payments’ processing fees are lower compared to other payment gateways (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction). There are also no extra fees when accepting Apple Pay or Google Pay with Lightspeed Payments.
Another benefit of using Lightspeed Payments is that you can sign up for and access Lightspeed Payments right from your Ecwid control panel. You don’t need to go to a separate website to manage your payment gateway. Instead, you handle all things
Accepting Apple Pay & Google Pay outside of the US
For online sellers outside of the US, the best way to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay is through Stripe. It is available in 47 countries including Canada, the UK, Australia, Japan, etc.
With Stripe, you can also accept recurring payments and use the Buy Now, Pay Later business model. Stripe also supports payment methods popular in the EU: giropay, SEPA, iDEAL, Sofort, Klarna, and Alipay.
The Stripe processing fee is 2.9% + 30¢. There are no extra fees when accepting Apple or Google Pay with Stripe.
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