Stripe - Express Checkout (Apple Pay / Google Pay)
Express Checkout allows you to present an Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Microsoft Pay button if the user's browser and device combination supports it. If none are available, the button is not displayed.
Currently, supported browsers include Chrome Desktop, Chrome Android, macOS Safari, iOS Safari, and Microsoft Edge for Windows.
A payment method must be saved to the browser or device as well. For example, you can save a card in Chrome, or add a card to your Wallet for Safari. If no card is added, the Express Checkout (Apple Pay / Google Pay / Microsoft Pay) button will not appear.
1. Enable Express Checkout options in EDD
Within the Stripe settings ( Downloads → Settings → Payment Gateways → Stripe ) you'll need to enable how you want Apple Pay / Google Pay / Microsoft Pay buttons to appear.
- Single Download: Enable to display the Express Checkout button on the individual product page.
- Download Archive: Enable for the Express Checkout button to display on the download archive page(s), such as anywhere the [downloads] or [purchase_link] shortcode is used.
- Checkout: Enable to make Express Checkout be one of the gateway options on the checkout page.
2. Registering your domain with Apple Pay
To use Apple Pay, you need to register with Apple all of your web domains that will show an Apple Pay button.
Go to the Apple Pay tab in the Account Settings of your Stripe Dashboard.
Once you’ve registered your domains, you’ll be able to make payments in your store with Apple Pay, using Safari web browser.
For more details see Stripe’s doc on Verifying your domain with Apple Pay.
3. Testing Express Checkout
At this time, test payments do not work so if you would like to test Apple Pay, it will require a live payment. Note, Stripe frowns upon testing live payments so its recommend you test with small amounts, such as $1 and avoid refunding your test payment(s).
Google Pay allows you to add any Stripe Test Card. It should be added under chrome://settings/payments; if no test card exists (even with a live card listed) you may not see the Google Pay button.
If Express Checkout buttons are not appearing, you can test your browser(s) here:
You should see the appropriate button appear at the top of the page (see screenshot below). If it doesn't appear, it is due to your browser:
EDD is using Stripe’s Payment Request Button to integrate with Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, and the Payment Request API — a browser standard that gives your customers the ability to quickly provide payment and address information they’ve stored with their browser.
For more details found in the Stripe docs:
Both parties (buyer and seller) need to originate from an eligible country for the Apple Pay/Google Pay buttons to appear on the purchase form. The lists of supported countries are linked below.
Why does Express Checkout not support Taxes?
Express Checkout API calculates taxes based on shipping address. EDD doesn't use a shipping address which prevents the support for taxes at this time.