20 June 2016
Apple earlier this month announced that it is bringing its mobile payment system, Apple Pay, to websites. Not only that, Apple Pay will also be coming to the Mac through Sierra.
This means that users will soon be able to pay for mobile and desktop website purchases through Apple’s Safari browser. This move is sure to keep PayPal on their toes.
Paypal will definitely have problems with this develop, having long been the champion of web-based payments.
Though similar to PayPal, Apple Pay works in a different. With Appl Pay, users can load their phone with credit information and “tap to pay” at pay stations in-store, or use Apple Pay within apps to buy items or services at home.
What are the implications of this development? Mobile customers no longer have to go through the process of filling out information again and again.
Now prospective buyers will find it easier to purchase products online and on mobile devices.
Apple Pay will be a viable alternative to PayPal for iPhone users as verification will be done through the fingerprint scanner.
This will be especially favourable to online retailers. They would do well to avail themselves of this service when it is made available.
Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince
Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.