It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce that the Red Sweater Store now supports Apple Pay!
With this change, I took the opportunity to revise the whole checkout process in the store, adapting to the latest features that Stripe, my payment processing company, has to offer. This means that customers whose cards adopt 3D Security features will also now be able to authenticate their purchase right in the store with no additional hassle.
The Stripe support for the “Apple Pay” button extends beyond Apple Pay. Theoretically it supports Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, and others. I don’t expect that most of my customers will use those payment options, but it’s great to know that they’re there in case it’s what happens to work best for the buyer.
I also took this opportunity to revise the amount of information requested from customers when making a purchase. Historically, I asked for name and mailing address, because that was typically what payment processing companies required. These days it’s not unusual to make payments with just an email address and a credit card, so that’s all I’m requiring now. It makes for a much more streamlined purchase flow.
How well does this new store work? I don’t know, why don’t you give it a try and let me know!