Yes, you can use apple pay on Amazon. Amazon Payment Services supports three popular digital wallets: Apple Pay, Masterpass, and Visa Checkout. If the seller supports it, you are free to use Apple Pay on Amazon.
How To Pay On Amazon?
Amazon accepts a wide variety of payment methods. There is a range of Amazon’s payment options, from credit and debit cards, linked bank accounts, gift cards, Western Union, and more.
The following payment methods are available for use:
- Visa (including the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card)
- Amazon Store Card
- Amazon Secured Card
- Discover Network
- American Express
- Diner’s Club (U.S. billing addresses only)
- China UnionPay (credit card only)
- Visa, MasterCard, or American Express prepaid credit or gift cards
To select one of these payment methods, just shop what you want and put it into your Amazon Cart. Then follow the instruction, and you can set the payment method you want. Something nice is that you can save it for the next shopping tour on Amazon.
By the way, PayPal Cash Card is a debit card that draws from your PayPal balance and is a great way to shop at retailers such as Amazon or physical locations that otherwise might not offer PayPal as a payment option.
What Is Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is the easy-to-use system that turns an iPhone, say, into a digital wallet, making payments with cards so easy you will not even have to pull an actual wallet out of a pocket or purse. It is designed to take consumers out of physical wallets into a world where their debit and credit cards are on their iPhones or Apple Watches, allowing them to pay with their devices rather than with cards. Apple Pay replaces your physical cards and cash with a simpler, safer, more reliable, and private way of paying – whether you are at the store, online, or sending money to friends or family.
According to tech giant Apple Inc., it does not store, and cannot gain access to, the original credit, debit, or prepaid card numbers you use with Apple Pay. Apple says that Apple does not save any of your transactional information or card numbers on its servers, although it does save your recent purchases to the Wallet app.
How To Pay With Apple Pay?
To begin accepting Apple Pay and mobile payments, you will have to check with your credit card processor to determine whether your current hardware supports Apple Pay.
When a customer makes a transaction, Apple Pay uses a token rather than his or her actual bank information, preventing hackers from mining for details. Their banks or card lenders substitute their card details for the token. Apple Pay stores users’ credit card or bank details so that when checking out, they can just tap the phone against a compatible card reader instead of having to fiddle with a wallet.
Setting up Apple Pay on your Mac is a similar process, in which you enter your credit card or debit card information that will be used to make online payments. The operation means that rather than carrying around a purse filled with credit or debit cards, all of your payment information is stored securely on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac
Integrating Apple Pay
You need to register an Apple developer account and pass Apple Pay Certification. You must also get the Payment Processing Certificate, which is an a.p12 file that you must upload to your back office at Amazon Payment Services. Your website needs to have a valid SSL certificate (meaning that URLs that refer to your server should begin with HTTPS). Also, you need to have direct file access on your site — whether through FTP or File Explorer.
Finally, you need to provide your Apple Pay Developer Account details to Amazon Payment Services so that we can turn on checkout for Apple Pay wallets. Note that our Apple Pay integration routes allow you to accept Apple Pay for payments made within an application, as well as payments made through the Safari browser.
The Bottom Line
For all users that use Apple Pay for their daily paying routine, it is good news, that Amazon now allows Apple Pay for paying bills. But it still belongs to the sellers, if they support it. But we think in the future more and more sellers will implement it in their shop, so you are free to choose how you would like to pay.