Apple Pay just joined PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and others as an accepted payment method on the eBay desktop website. Of course, this feature only works if you’re using the Safari browser—sorry, Chrome and Firefox users.
Although eBay has long accepted Apple Pay in its iOS and iPadOS apps, this marks the first time that you can use Apple Pay while shopping on the eBay desktop website. It’s a big improvement for Mac users, though you can also use Apple Pay when accessing eBay through the Safari app on iPhone or iPad.
Funny enough, eBay first announced Apple Pay support back in 2018 as part of its transition away from PayPal. The company started by offering Apple Pay support to select users but didn’t really do much with the feature until now. For what it’s worth, eBay said that 2021 was the deadline for Apple Pay support, and we’re still stuck in 2021!
Fans of Apple Pay will enjoy several new features this year, including an updated iOS 15 Wallet that can hold hotel keycards and government ID. If you’ve mostly avoided Apple Pay, now’s a good time to give it a test drive.