We are constantly developing new features to help streamline the booking process and encourage customers to pay online for their stay at a property. We are extremely pleased to announce that we now support Apple Pay making it ultra easy for customers to make payments towards their bookings.
Taking Payments via Apple Pay on the Web
If your taking Payments via Stripe you're now also taking payment via Apple Pay. When paying via Apple Pay the customer only needs to supply the amount they wish to pay towards their booking and click ‘Pay with Apple Pay’, thats it, done. Billing details are automatically brought in from the users device meaning they don’t need to fill in these details. This will cost our owners no extra seeing as payments are still charged at Stripes super low rate of 1.3% +20p. This gives a great impression to guests as not only does it completely simplify and speed up the payment process, it also fills them with confidence paying with a recognised and trusted service and they do not need to part with their card details.
Customers using Safari 10 on macOS Sierra or using an iOS device that supports Apple Pay running iOS 10 will see the ‘Apple Pay’ option when paying towards their booking and security deposit. Property owners will see these transactions just like any other within the financials section of a booking.
When a customer pays their deposit, their security deposit or towards their balance they'll have the option of paying via Apple Pay. Apple Pay becomes the default payment option but the customer has the option to enter card details manually should they wish to use a different card.
70% of Self Catering website traffic comes from mobile
Within the last 30 days 70% of vistors to SCRUMPY websites have been using a mobile device. Of these 70%, 69% were using Apple iOS devices. These figures mean its essential to make browsing, booking and paying for properties as easy as possible for mobile users.
With mobile traffic increasing month on month it is extremely important to keep up with the latest technologies and integrate with the new features these devices are bringing to their users.
Start taking payments via Apple Pay at your Holiday Rental Business today
If you would like any more information on our integration with Apple Pay or have any questions then please to not hesitate to contact us either on our help site or give us a call and we'll be more than happy to talk you through it.