EasyPay app allows customers to serve themselves in Apple Stores
Forget lining up in a queue or even asking a staff member to serve you in any of Australia’s Apple Stores now with the launch of EasyPay.
EasyPay has been enabled on the Apple Store App and is like the self-serve checkout at the supermarket except you use your iPhone to pay for the item with your credit card.
Simply scan the product’s barcode using the app through the iPhone’s camera and the item will appear on your screen including information for the Apple online store like customer reviews, product features and pictures.
Once you’re ready to proceed simply hit the green Pay Now button and you’ll be issued with a receipt in the app and on email.
Customers can then simply head for the exit or show an Apple Store staff member their receipt and ask for a bag.
But EasyPay can only be used to purchase accessories and other items on display in stores.
Tech Guide gave EasyPay a hands-on trial in the Apple Store in George Street in the Sydney CBD.
EasyPay will only work on items priced at $399.99 or less and will allow users to pay for it directly from their iPhone.
Users will also have an iTunes account with an associated credit card. EasyPay will not pay for your item using your iTunes credit but through your linked credit card.
Items costing $400 and higher which are scanned will present an “Ask for Assistance” option instead of Pay Now and the customer will be given a name of a staff member who will meet them in the store to complete the purchase.
Products like iPhone, iPads, iPods, MacBooks and iMacs are all under lock and key in a storeroom at every store and customers will have to go through the usual process to purchase any of these items.
But EasyPay is still handy for those customers who want to quickly buy a pair of headphones, a new case or other accessories without having to line up to pay or look for a staff member.
EasyPay has already been activated in the US, Europe and was activated in Australia yesterday morning.