Etsy has just announced that they will soon begin accepting Apple Pay as another payment method on their site soon.
Currently around 50% of the payments Etsy accepts come from mobile devices, so this addition to payment methods is sure to speed up the check out process.
Coming soon, Etsy will offer Apple Pay to US buyers using iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. Apple Pay makes paying with iOS devices easier, more secure, and more private than ever before. Etsy app users will be able to make purchases with a single touch with Apple Pay and placing their finger on Touch ID while checking out. Sellers who already accept Direct Checkout, currently available in 22 countries, will automatically be eligible to receive payments via Apple Pay from US buyers.
Since the launch of iOS 8 Apple has grown the Apple Pay network from a handful of banks and retail partners to over 2500 participating banks and 700,000 retail locations. It is becoming more and more clear that people are worried about their security when it comes to online transactions, and luckily Apple has done a spectacular job in creating a very secure payment platform.