Braintree Direct adds Apple Pay and Android Pay support

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Braintree Direct adds Apple Pay and Android Pay support

PayPal’s end-to-end payments service expands its Australian checkout options.

PayPal’s Braintree Direct payments service for web, mobile and native apps now allows Australian merchants to accept Apple Pay and Android Pay for American Express, Mastercard and Visa transactions.

Braintree says “just a few lines of code” are required to add both Android Pay and Apple Pay to checkout processes via Braintree Direct.

 “We know Australians are spending more time on their mobile devices than ever before. With the majority of Australian consumers now shopping on mobile, it is becoming increasingly important for merchants to offer the most relevant and secure forms of payment,” said Braintree’s head of Australia Carolyn Breeze.

 “At Braintree, we have always been focused on partnering with merchants to deliver the most robust commerce experiences for their customers, and to support international expansion for those merchants who wish to grow their reach. We have been an early partner to Android Pay and Apple Pay as their reach has expanded around the world, and we are excited to continue this growth alongside them.”

 One of the first Australian businesses to accept Apple Pay through Braintree is Mexican food company Guzman y Gomez. Co-founder and managing director Steven Marks said: “We give our guests the absolute best and that means never compromising on the experience they have at GYG — whether we’re talking about authentic flavours on our menu or the convenience and ease of ordering.

“Staying at the forefront of technology is so important to us, so partnering with a trusted payments provider like Braintree to integrate Apple Pay was a natural choice. It’s the next step in delivering a market leading app and user experience.”

Braintree charges 1.75 percent plus 30c for Apple Pay and Android Pay transactions, with discounts for processing more than $100,000 a month. The variable part of the fee rises to 3.9 percent for foreign currency transactions.

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