USPS begins accepting Apple Pay online but it's no-go in-store

Apple Pay Webpage
Apple Pay Webpage (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple Pay is now a payment option for those paying via the USPS website.
  • USPS is still not accepting Apple Pay in post offices.
  • People can check out using Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Apple Pay is now an option for people who are making payments via the USPS website, but you'll be waiting a while longer if you want to be able to pay using an iPhone or Apple Watch in-store. Those using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac online will need to be running a recent version of Safari.

In a move that was spotted by Appleosophy, USPS now accepts Apple Pay via its website when people are using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The new payment method has been added to an updated payment options page on the USPS website, too.

This new Apple Pay support means that customers can use it to pay for features like The Postal Store, PO Box Online, Every Door Direct Mail, USPS Package Intercept/USPS Delivery Instructions, Pickup On Demand, Click-N-Ship, USPS Tracking Plus.

Apple Pay is a quick, easy, and secure way to check out whether you're paying online or in-store and is perhaps one of the best iPhone and Apple Watch features that a ton of people don't make as much use of as they should. A ton of people don't realize that they can pay using Apple Pay online as well, something that's a real shame in a world where we're all more concerned than ever about handing over credit and debit card details.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.