Apple’s online store has begun accepting PayPal in the U.S. and the U.K., giving shoppers a new way to pay for iPhones, iPads, and more this holiday season. Customers can even use PayPal Credit, which lets them pay for goods in monthly installments over an 18-month period with no interest.
Apple has long accepted PayPal payments for digital content bought through iTunes and its App Stores, but this is the first time customers have been able to use their PayPal accounts to purchase physical goods from its online retail store. And it’s good news for both companies.
Paying with PayPal is generally easier than entering credit card details manually, so it could provide a sales boost for Apple — particularly at this time of year. PayPal is likely to enjoy the benefits most, however, with Apple the second-largest online retailer in the U.S., according to Internet Retailer.
Everything Apple sells via Apple.com is eligible for PayPal — no matter how much you spend. Many also qualify for PayPal Credit, which allows customers to pay for their items over a 12-18-month period (depending on where you live) with a fixed monthly fee and 0% interest.
In the U.K., PayPal Credit joins Barclays Partner Finance as an official Apple credit partner.
Will you be using your PayPal account to buy from Apple this holiday season?