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You can now use Apple Pay on the eBay website for the first time

How to set up and manage Apple Pay on the Mac
How to set up and manage Apple Pay on the Mac (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • You can now use Apple Pay when you make a purchase on the eBay website.
  • Previously, Apple Pay was only available when paying via the iPhone and iPad apps.

Anyone shopping on the eBay website can now use Apple Pay to pay for their stuff, marking the first time that's been possible. Until now, Apple Pay has only been available to those paying via the iPhone and iPad apps.

First spied by Appleosophy, the move comes as eBay continues its move away from using PayPal and towards other payment options. As the original report also notes, anyone paying using an Apple Card will also get 2% in Daily Cash on each purchase they make on eBay.

Apple Card Wallet app on iOS

Apple Card Wallet app on iOS (Image credit: iMore)

Apple Card is great, right? But it's at its best when you find a credit card to pair with Apple Card to make the most of deals and rates.

Whether you're a frequent eBay shopper or someone who only pops over there ever so often so they can bag a bargain, support for Apple Pay is very welcome indeed. That being said, sometimes making it too easy for us to spend money isn't the best thing for us, is it?!

Paying for items using Apple Pay, both online and in the physical world, is undoubtedly the best way to go. It's the safest as well, removing the need to hand any card or details over to third parties.

Oliver Haslam
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.