eBay will soon embrace Apple Pay in bid to improve choice and flexibility

eBay will soon embrace Apple Pay in bid to improve choice and flexibility
Established in 1998 as Confinity, PayPal changed its name just three years later to one that’s instantly associated with the growing digital payments industry now. E-commerce giant eBay acquired PayPal shortly after a 2002 initial public offering, spinning the operation off into an independent company again back in 2015.

While the two’s fruitful collaboration is set to continue, as PayPal will remain an accepted (and perhaps preferred) payment option on the auction and shopping website at least through 2023, eBay is finally getting ready to embrace new, modern alternatives. Like Apple Pay, described by eBay’s own SVP of Payments, Steve Fisher, as “one of the most ubiquitous forms of payments” these days, providing users with an “easy, fast and secure way to pay.”

Enabling Apple Pay support will merely be the “first step in providing more choice and flexibility in payment options to our tens of millions of buyers”, with Google Pay and other digital wallet services likely to be accepted next.

That’s all part of an expansion strategy coordinated with Netherlands-based startup Adyen, the company that’s recently taken PayPal’s place as eBay’s main payments processor. Only select Marketplace vendors will be able to implement Apple Pay functionality off the bat, although you should gradually see the option added to more and more products over the coming months. Ultimately, the eBay iOS app, as well as the website accessed through Safari, will probably support fast and secure Apple Pay checkout across the service.

source: VentureBeat

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17 Comments

1. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Apple killing it again. It’s like the world wants us to have an iPhone.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope Apple want you to have an iPhone, the world doesn't care

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

If ever Apple pay is the reason to buy iPhone than world literally doesn’t want us to have iPhone, as it’s not available worldwide.

16. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Apple isn’t killing anything until they reach the capabilities of MST like Samsung Pay.

2. Reybanz88

Posts: 93; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Do people even use Apple Pay? I have never seen anyone use Apple pay in the public... But I see Samsung Pay all the time.

3. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

In Europe a lot of people use Apple Pay, I barely use my card since I have Apple Pay

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

How would you know this? Do you have numbers or just the number of European countries that support Apple Pay?

8. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

It’s anecdotal, of course I can’t have the numbers but I’ve seen many people using Apple Pay here, on the other hand I haven’t seen people using Samsung Pay here, I believe banks here don’t support it yet. It’s like I assumed the opposite of the guy above cause I haven’t seen anyone using Samsung Pay, there must be people using it but it’s not common

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Gotcha :) Offtopic, which country are you from?

11. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Spain

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Beautiful country and language, spent many holidays over there.

13. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yes, Spain is perfect for summer especially, I bet you like the food too :) Where are you from?

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do haha although I am not so keen on paella. Don't like seafood. But the albondigos are delicious. And can't go wrong with tortilla in the morning. I am from the Netherlands, a cold rainy country mostly below sea-level with miserly people lol

15. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Tortilla and Iberian ham never fail haha I went to Amsterdam a few years ago, beautiful and interesting city, certainly I hope to go back on future holidays cause I really liked it there, I remember I was there by the last queen’s day

4. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The opposite here. I honestly have never seen anyone use Samsung pay but Apple everywhere.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

According to Apple there are 127 million users who activated Apple Pay. Not saying they use it, but at least they activated it. Also Apple Pay is supported in more countries than Samsung Pay and Android Pay. I haven't seen anyone use one of the three in my country since none of them is supported. But I do see people use their Android phones to use contactless pay since the bank app itself can use the NFC chip.

17. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I use Apple Pay all the time. More than half of all retailers here in Cali accept it - some don’t know they accept it - but it works. I also used Samsung pay for years now like 95% of the time.

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