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How to Accept Afterpay/Clearpay Buy Now, Pay Later Payments

Afterpay (also known as Clearpay in the UK) offers customers more payment flexibility with no credit checks, no upfront fees, and no interest for on-time payments. Afterpay has more than 13M global customers and works with 75,000 brands and retailers.

Afterpay allows customers to get what they want today and pay for purchases over time. During checkout, customers choose Afterpay as their payment method and spread the cost across 4 interest-free payments over the next 6 weeks, with the first payment due at time of purchase. Afterpay is free for customers who pay on time.

Businesses offering Afterpay receive the full payment upfront and are protected against fraud and customer payment risk.

For more information, please visit Stripe’s Afterpay/Clearpay buy now, pay later docs.

Payment Method TypeBuy now, pay later
Relevant Payer GeographyAustralia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Presentment CurrencyAUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, USD
Country AvailabilityAustralia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Recurring PaymentsNo
RefundsYes
DisputesNo
Payment CompletionImmediate
Payment method properties

A Professional or higher license is required to access buy now, pay later features.

Enable Afterpay/Clearpay

Embedded and Overlay Forms

Enable Afterpay/Clearpay in the “Payment Methods” custom field within the “Form Fields” tab of your Payment Form. 

Enable Afterpay Buy Now, Pay Later On-Site
Stripe Checkout

Enable Afterpay/Clearpay in the “Stripe Checkout” tab of your Payment Form. 

Enable Afterpay Buy Now, Pay Later with Stripe Checkout

Afterpay/Clearpay have minimum requirements for data to collect, such as the billing name, billing address, and shipping address in some instances. WP Simple Pay automatically adds these custom fields if they have not been added prior to enabling the payment method.

Afterpay/Clearpay Payment Flow

Below is a demonstration of the Afterpay payment flow from a Stripe Checkout page:

Visit our Afterpay payment form demo to further understand the payment flow.

Transaction fees are assessed per successful payment. See Stripe's pricing for details.

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Updated on May 6, 2022