StubHub will now accept Apple Pay for payment on both mobile browsers and iOS devices.
Users in the U.S. can already use Apple Pay in the StubHub app for iOS and on the Safari browser for Mac; according to the secondary ticketing company, fans use Apple Pay in about 20 percent of purchases in-app. Jason Zhang, the group product manager at StubHub, noted in a press release that the company knows that “our fans value choice at every point of the purchase journey, and we’re constantly working to empower customers with more options.”
“By expanding the security and convenience of Apply Pay to mobile web browsers, we’re making it even easier for fans to be a part of the live experiences they love,” he said.
The new feature is another way to help protect fans’ purchases, the company noted, as Apple Pay secures transactions with multiple protection measures. Using Apple Pay is reportedly safer and simpler than using a credit or debit card, Apple explains on their website, writing that their feature is “built on the principles of simplicity and transparency,” giving users “a whole new level of security and privacy.”
Apple Pay will officially be available as a payment option for MLB games via mobile web transactions on iPhone devices this week. The company has outlined how to connect Apply Pay with your StubHub account here.
This is StubHub’s latest feature; earlier this year, the site announced a new loyalty program dubbed “StubHub Beyond.” With the new program, fans who have spent more than $10,000 on ticket purchases within a 12-month period will receive a few perks, including VIP access to select event promotions, refund protection, and a specially-dedicated customer service line. The new programs and features follow the rumors last week that eBay is one of the many outlets considering a potential acquisition of the secondary ticketing site.