Let customers pay for subscriptions using Apple Pay and Google Pay, with no engineering effort required on your part.
Paddle now supports recurring transactions for Apple Pay and Google Pay, meaning customers can use them to pay for subscriptions.
There are no changes to endpoints or fields in the API as a result of this change — it's an update to the way the Paddle platform handles payments.
Apple Pay and Google Pay are popular digital wallets that are integrated with Apple and Google devices and services. They make it quicker and easier for customers to pay. Since Apple Pay and Google Pay require biometric security for authentication, they tend to have lower rates of fraud meaning fewer chargebacks.
Previously, Apple Pay and Google Pay were only available for one-time purchases through Paddle Checkout. We updated the Paddle platform so that now you can use Apple Pay and Google Pay for recurring transactions, too.
This means customers can pay for subscriptions using Apple Pay and Google Pay. Paddle takes payment using the customers chosen digital wallet, then saves that payment method and uses it for future renewals or subscription charges.
This change is available now.
To start accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay, enable them in Paddle > Checkout > Checkout settings. You don't need to sign up for an Apple or Google developer account, and you don't need to make any code changes to your checkout implementation.
If you've already turned on payment by Apple Pay or Google Pay for Paddle Checkout, you don't need to do anything to start offering them for recurring transactions.
There are no changes to endpoints or fields in the API as a result of this change. However, you may start to see
google_pay as values against
transaction.payments.method_details.type for transactions created for subscriptions. These values were previously allowed, but not returned for subscription-related transactions.
If you've built billing information pages or similar screens in your frontend that show payment details for a customer, you may like to check how they display payments by Apple Pay and Google Pay. For testing instructions, see our Apple Pay and Google Pay guides.