Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service created by Apple. ReCharge now supports Apple Pay for mobile checkouts in conjunction with Stripe as the main payment processor. This guide provides an overview of Apple Pay, how to set it up, and some frequently asked questions.
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Enable Apple Pay
First, you’ll need to use Stripe as your main payment processor. See our guide for more information on how to set up Stripe.
Once ReCharge detects that you're using Stripe for payment processing, you'll see the option to enable Apple Pay in the Settings > Checkout menu under Checkout page controls.
The standard ReCharge checkout URL
http://checkout.rechargeapps.com has been verified and does not need further action to begin using Apple Pay.
Use Apple Pay
Once you have enabled Apple Pay, your customers will see the Apple Pay option when checking out with an iOS mobile device using the Safari browser.
This connects to their Apple Pay account and will automatically pull information to complete the checkout process. The customer will see the Apple Pay overlay and select checkout information from there.
Manage a subscription with Apple Pay
Your customers will see that their subscription payment is associated with Apple Pay when they look at the billing information in their customer portal.
Note: If customers change their billing details in their Apple wallet, it will not have any impact on their ReCharge recurring billing. ReCharge will continue to charge the original card associated with Apple Pay during their initial checkout.
To update their billing information, customers will need to switch to a different credit card via their ReCharge customer portal.
Adding discounts at checkout
Apple Pay does not have an area for inputting discount codes. To enter a discount code, the customer will need to add the discount code in the Order Summary section of the checkout before selecting the Apple Pay option.
Can I use Apple Pay if Braintree or Authorize.net is my payment processor?
No—at this time, we only support Apple Pay via Stripe. Stripe must be the main payment processor for the Apple Pay option to appear.
Can a user checkout use Apple Pay on desktop?
Apple Pay will also work for customers running a Mac with the Safari browser.
My Canadian customers aren't seeing the Apple Pay button, what's wrong?
Apple Pay is currently only supported for US customers.
Why am I still being charged on my old Apple Pay credit card?
ReCharge uses the credit card associated with Apple Pay during checkout. Customers need to switch to a new credit card via their Customer Portal if this card has changed. Changes made in the Apple Wallet will not automatically be reflected in ReCharge billing.