Introducing Pay with Apple Pay in South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire
Your customers can now pay you via Apple Pay
In 2021, we introduced Pay with Apple Pay in Nigeria, followed by its launch in Ghana, making Paystack the first payment gateway to support Apple Pay in these countries. Today, we’re excited to announce that Pay with Apple Pay is now available to Paystack merchants in South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire.
With Apple Pay, you can accept payments quickly and securely from millions of Apple Pay users in the 60+ countries where Apple Pay is supported, including the USA, UK, and Canada.
What is Apple Pay, and why should you enable this global payment channel?
Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple. It enables frictionless payments that allow customers to authorise payments with Touch ID or Face ID, instead of manually filling out long payment forms.
By enabling Pay with Apple Pay, you automatically improve your business' reach, and enable payments via a fast, easy, and secure method that's native to millions of Apple users across the world.
How does Pay with Apple Pay work?
From your customers' point of view
In Côte d’Ivoire, customers paying with an international-issued card who have Apple Pay enabled on their Apple devices will automatically see the option to checkout using Apple Pay, and can complete the transaction using Touch ID or Face ID.
In South Africa, customers paying with either international or local-issued cards, who have Apple Pay enabled on their Apple devices, will automatically see the option to checkout using Apple Pay, and can complete the transaction using Touch ID or Face ID.
How to enable Apple Pay as a merchant in South Africa or Côte d’Ivoire
- Confirm that you’ve enabled international transactions for your business here →
- On the same page, kindly check the Apple Pay box to enable the payment channel.
If you accept payments via Paystack Commerce tools (such as Paystack Storefronts and Invoices), you don't need to do anything else — you're all set.
If you accept payments via a custom Paystack integration on your website or your mobile app, you'll need to register your domain, as per Apple's rules. It's straightforward, and here's a guide to show you how. Once you've carried out these steps, you'll be able to accept international payments via Apple Pay.
In what countries is Pay with Apple Pay available?
Pay with Apple Pay is currently available to Paystack merchants in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. We aim to bring this global payment channel to more markets.
Is Apple Pay automatically enabled for my business?
Apple Pay is not automatically enabled for your business. Apple requires you to manually opt-in, so if you'd like to get paid via Apple Pay, check to see if you've enabled international transactions, and then manually activate Apple Pay from the Preferences tab of the Settings page.
After enabling Pay with Apple Pay, what else do I need to do?
If you accept payments via Paystack Commerce tools — Storefronts, Product Links, or Invoices — you won't need to do anything else. Once you enable "Pay with Apple Pay" on your Dashboard, you're good to go!
If you accept payments directly from your website or mobile app using a custom Paystack integration, you'll need to do a quick additional setup — registering your domain. Here are detailed instructions to guide you. It's a straightforward process, and you'll be done in a few minutes.
How much does Paystack charge for Apple Pay transactions?
In Côte d’Ivoire, the transaction fee for Apple Pay transactions is 3.5% (excl VAT) per transaction. In South Africa, the fee is 2.9% + R1 (excl VAT) per transaction.
We charge the same amount we charge for international transactions.
[Replay] Technical Workshop: How to integrate Apple Pay
Watch a recording of our live, step-by-step guide on how to integrate Pay with Apple Pay. Most businesses don’t require a technical integration, so this online workshop is meant for software developers who are integrating Pay with Apple Pay into a mobile or web app.
You can also check out the Paystack Developer Documentation for more information on how to integrate Apple Pay.
Your business to the world 🚀
We're excited to see how Pay with Apple Pay boosts your international sales. International customers will immediately recognize the Apple Pay brand on your website. They’ll love the simplicity and convenience, and you'll love the increased sales and conversions.
If you have any questions about Pay with Apple Pay, please don't hesitate to reach out to us here. We're happy to help! ❤️