Nov 15 2021 11:42 AM - last edited on Dec 10 2021 04:36 PM by MissyQ
“Buy now, pay later,” or BNPL, lets shoppers break their purchases into equal installment payments, often interest-free, which can allow shoppers to get their purchase upfront, instead of having to wait until it’s paid in full.
Usually, BNPL is offered in specific ecommerce websites like Target, Walmart. But now, Microsoft partners with 3rd party Zip (previously Quadpay) to offer a BNPL payment option at browser level. It means any purchase between $35 - $1,000 you make through Microsoft Edge can be split into 4 installments over 6 weeks.
On top of coverage, we also aim to 1) meet you where you are. 2) simplify the application process.
When you are in checkout page, you can find BNPL option right when you enter credit card number
For some shoppers, you can also find BNPL option right when you enter checkout page.
Applying BNPL could take time, you need to sign in with zip every single time. With BNPL in Edge, you can simply link your Microsoft account with your zip account with one click and then bypass sign in from Zip side. It can expedite the application process for you.
BNPL is currently available in Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev channels and will be available by default to all users in Microsoft Edge release 96. If you experience any issue while using this feature, please let us know through Microsoft Edge by pressing Shift+Alt+I on a Windows device or going to Settings and more … > Help and feedback > Send feedback.
You can read more on the FAQ support article. Please also join us here on the Microsoft Edge Insider forums or Twitter to discuss your experience or send us your feedback through the browser! We hope you enjoy this exciting new feature and look forward to hearing from you!
Nov 20 2021 08:25 AM
@mehua This is the "drink a can of mountain dew to continue playing Halo" meme come to life. Have you no self respect Microsoft?
Nov 20 2021 10:28 AM
Nov 20 2021 12:05 PM
@mehua As a huge fan of Edge this is a massive disappointment.
It's impressive how quickly you can throw away years of hard work and good will with a ridiculous feature like this. The Edge teams need to pause and think how they possibly thought this was a good idea. Even the Bing features are getting too aggressive.
You're not being clever or sneaky. Everyone is noticing all these changes and you should consider yourselves lucky that enough people care about it to help you correct the mistakes rather than silently abandon it.
Nov 20 2021 12:18 PM
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Nov 21 2021 01:06 AM
Nov 21 2021 02:08 AM
@mehua I'm on a Mac. I switched to Edge from Chrome last year, and I'll switch back if idiotic, poorly thought out ideas like this are put into the browser. Keep it as a browser.
It appears that Microsoft is intent on destroying any goodwill Edge has made by adding 'features' like this, which honestly - few average users won't be able to figure out and use, and disabling the ability for users to select their default browser in Win11.
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Nov 21 2021 08:17 PM - edited Nov 21 2021 08:19 PM
@mehua BNPL is a great option for large purchases, but taking over the most sensitive field in checkout to "help" customer isn't the best experience. It is invasive, and frankly, very cheap implementation. I recommend that you put breaks on making it GA, and do some more user research to figure out the best way to offer this.
Nov 22 2021 05:24 AM
@mehua Just as I was considering moving my team to an all-Microsoft shop you start to pull this. Please stop the bloat! I'd rather go Chromium than this!
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