Paystack Launches Apple Pay for International Transactions within Nigeria
By Adedapo Adesanya
Nigerian fintech unicorn, Paystack, has announced Pay with Apple Pay — a new payment channel that lets users accept international payments quickly and securely from millions of Apple Pay users.
This partnership makes Paystack the first payment gateway to support Apple Pay in Nigeria.
Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple. The service allows customers to authorise payments with Touch ID or Face ID, instead of manually filling long payment forms.
According to the company, businesses have long been able to accept international card payments with Paystack, but this integration allows Nigerian businesses to access millions of Apple Pay users in over 60 countries where Apple Pay is supported, including the USA, UK, and Canada.
The company noted that with the new service, businesses will be able to have improved success rates for international transactions, customers will be able to checkout in seconds, and there will be an improved reach for businesses.
Paystack noted that the payment method is secure and fast and will come at no extra cost to business users or customers.
How does Pay with Apple Pay work?
From customers’ point of view:
If they have Apple Pay enabled on their Apple device, they’ll automatically see the option to checkout using Apple Pay, and can complete the transaction using Touch ID, or Face ID.
From your perspective as a Paystack merchant:
Pay with Apple Pay is currently only available to Nigeria-based Paystack merchants.
Since only international customers can pay with Apple Pay, the user confirms that they are enabled international transactions for your business here →.
On the same page, kindly ensure that the Apple Pay box is checked to enable the payment channel.
If the business only accepts payments via Paystack Commerce tools (such as Paystack Storefronts, and Invoices) then they don’t need to do anything else — meaning it is all set.
However, If they accept payments via a custom Paystack integration via a website or mobile app, they will need to register the domain, as per Apple’s rules. This can be done through this guide.
Once these steps are carried out, the user will be able to accept international payments via Apple Pay.