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Volusion Lets Sellers Accept Apple Pay Payments


VolusionVolusion has integrated with Apple Pay, allowing merchants on its ecommerce platform to accept the payment method for transactions.

Press release follows:

Volusion, the only all-in-one e-commerce platform on the market built specifically for the needs of small businesses, today announced it is bringing Apple Pay, with the addition of a Buy Now button, to its merchants and their customers. Apple Pay is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. Volusion now enables its merchants to provide their customers with seamless payment integration from their Apple devices, eliminating the need to enter their payment, shipping, or contact information each time they make a purchase through an online store.

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When a consumer uses a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

“In our daily conversations with the merchants we serve, we’ve learned that seamless and secure payment options are top priority, and we are happy to announce that Volusion merchants can now provide Apple Pay as an option to meet that need,” said Kevin Sproles, CEO and founder of Volusion. “We know merchants using Apple Pay see two to five times higher conversion at checkout compared to other payment options and see more than 50% faster checkout times. We are excited to be able to provide this for our merchants and their customers.”

Volusion has also added the option for merchants to integrate an Apple Pay Buy Now button to product detail pages in their online stores. This feature allows customers to be taken directly to their cart to purchase the product with Apple Pay. The Buy Now function eliminates the extra steps involved in a traditional checkout process of adding an item to the cart, navigating to the cart and filling in billing and shipping information.

Earlier this year, Volusion launched a significant upgrade to its core technology, to give small businesses a one-stop shop with all the tools they need to successfully sell online. Features of the new platform, V2, include quick store building to help merchants sell faster, hosted checkout within merchants’ domains included in all Volusion plans.

Apple Pay is easy to set up, requires no contract or fees, and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by their credit and debit cards. Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate with Face ID. There’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. Users can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit Apple.com/apple-pay.

To learn more or to start creating your business on Volusion, visit volusion.com.

SOURCE: Volusion Press Release

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.