My experience with Apple Pay is it makes it easier to purchase from websites I don’t make regular purchases from. For the mediocre websites, I already have my shipping and credit card information saved so it’s actually more work to use Apple Pay
As long as stores keep accepting regular credit cards and debit cards for payment, I see no reason to use fancy payment methods like Apple Pay as that just increases the merchants complexities for no merchant benefits.
If you’re going to tell me that Apple Pay protects you more than your credit card company, then I don’t believe it. You’re not responsible if someone makes unauthorized charges on your MasterCard or Visa either. Even if you were grossly negligent such as you lost your card and didn’t report it to your credit card company, the most you’d be responsible for is $50.
I do use Samsung Pay because I still get to keep the points and other benefits of the regular plastic card while also racking up Samsung points that can be redeemed for Samsung merchandise. Works at most retail stores with a swipe machine without them needing to modify their system. I love it when the merchant starts yelling at me that they don’t take that kind of payment and then the shock on their face when it works. Doesn’t work on those machines where you insert the whole card and then take it out like at at gas stations. I don’t get mad at the gas station because they don’t support it and I don’t get mad at online merchants because they don’t either. In those cases, I use my regular plastic and move along with my life.
If it is an individual number for each transaction, then how does that work for subscription services such as VMP and meh membership? Seems companies use the initial authorization for subscriptions all the time.
I have made 175 purchases on this site without entering my credit card information after my first purchase. Nothing is more convenient than just pressing “buy it.” I doubt Apple Pay is more convenient than that.
Referring convenience, it’s so convenient knowing my credit card is accepted everywhere and not having to ask merchants every time if they accept fancy payment methods just for the sake of appearing to be “hip.”
@Ignorant@InnocuousFarmer I have an alert capability on my plastic MasterCard (without Apple Pay) but I dont want to know about every single transaction as my email box would fill up quickly. I have it set to only notify me of transactions over $500.
I stand by my statement that there is no benefit for the merchant to support Apple Pay other than to make Apple fanboys wet their pants. Those people with Apple Pay do have a credit card behind that payment and can use that information to make a secured https purchase like the other 99.99999999% of the populaion that doesnt have Apple Pay.
@cengland0@InnocuousFarmer benefit for the merchant is easier onboarding as the user wouldn’t need to enter any billing or shipping information.
Benefit for the user is they don’t need to worry about a data breach from the merchant getting hacked.
But yes most of us are fine doing it the way it is, if Meh thinks there is enough of a benefit for them they would implement it.
I want to know when they will start accepting bitcoin/euros/bartering.
"Pitney Bowes is supposed to be a franchise player, and you are talking about Apple pay. Apple pay. I mean, listen, we talkin’ about Apple pay.
Not a shipping thread, not a Pitney Bowes thread, but we talkin’ about Apple pay. Not the shipping thread that I go out there and die for, and ship every box like it’s my last. You know, the shipping.
We talking about Apple pay. I mean, how silly is that? We talkin’ about Apple pay. I know, I am supposed to be out there accepting all payment methods, and I am supposed to lead by example. I know that.
I’m not shoving it aside like it don’t mean anything. I know it is important. I do. I, honestly, do. But, we talkin’ about Apple pay.
What are we even talkin’ about? Apple pay? We talkin’ about Apple pay. We talkin’ about Apple pay.
WE AINT TALKIN’ ABOUT PITNEY BOWES. We talkin’ about Apple pay. Man, look, I hear you. It’s funny to me too. It’s strange. But we talkin’ about Apple Pay. We aren’t even talking about shipping. When it matters."