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July 26, 2018updated 27 Jul 2018 1:20pm

eBay to accept Apple Pay in the US

American e-commerce firm eBay has announced plans to offer Apple Pay as a mode of payment for its customers.

The roll out is scheduled to start from this year on eBay’s Marketplace platform.

Earlier, the e-commerce company unveiled plans to manage end-to-end payments flow on its platform to streamline transactions and improve shopping experience.

Does eBay accept ApplePay everywhere?

eBay is expected to start managing payments in the US this year, enabling buyers to use Apple Pay to purchase items from sellers.

Under the new service, users can utilise Apple iOS and Safari to check out on eBay app or through mobile web.

eBay senior vice-president of payments Steve Fisher said: “Apple Pay is one of the most ubiquitous forms of payments and provides users with an easy, fast and secure way to pay.

“Offering Apple Pay as a form of payment on eBay is the first step in providing more choice and flexibility in payment options to our tens of millions of buyers.”

How will it work?

With eBay starting to manage payments, all shoppers can complete their purchases within the e-commerce site.

The company plans to expand its payment initiative next year and transfer most of its Marketplace customers to the new system by 2021.

“Managing the end-to-end payments experience on eBay’s Marketplace is a key initiative for the company. As we expand our new payments experience over the coming months, we look forward to offering our global customers many other forms of payments on our platform,” Fisher added.

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