For anyone interested in Mobile Payments, and how to build a great customer experience – you should keep an eye on where Stripe is going. Great company. (I also have an soft spot for them as the founders are Irish).
The new feature is enabling something that’s been around in the egaming industry for a while (1-click payments) – but it’ll be really interesting to see how it reduces friction, across a lot of other B2C and B2B businesses.
Stripe is debuting a new seamless checkout experience on mobile and web today, which enables one click-payments for the first time on the payments platform. The new version of Checkout allows for an embeddable payment form for desktop, tablet, and mobile that doesn’t take customers outside of a merchant site, and also allows them to pay without being redirected away to complete the transaction.
From the site, “Checkout is built on Stripe.js and generates a normal Stripe token. You can use the token to charge a card, create a customer, start a subscription.” At first glance, this new version of Checkout with the one click-payments experience could solve a big problem of friction in the mobile payments world for merchants.
The first time a purchaser pays via Stripe Checkout on their phone, Stripe will ask the customer for their credit card info. Stripe will also ask if the customer prefers…
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