What you need to know
- Microsoft partnered with Zip to offer a buy now, pay later option while shopping online.
- The feature is in testing on Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary.
- Purchases between $35-$1,000 can be spread across four installments over six weeks.
Microsoft is testing out a feature (opens in new tab) that will allow online shoppers to make purchases in installments. The feature is in testing on Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary. Purchases ranging from $35-$1,000 can be split into four installments over a six-week period. Microsoft partnered with Zip (previously Quadpay) to make the feature possible.
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) is an option at several online retailers, but the integration of Zip into Edge offers the choice at a browser level. You can link your Microsoft account to your Zip account to speed up the checkout process. If you choose to do this, you won't have to log in to your Zip account every time you make a purchase.
Edge will show the BNPL option when you enter your credit card number. In some cases, the browser will show a BNPL prompt when you visit a checkout page.
Since the feature is in testing in Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, there's a chance that it could become generally available in time for the holiday season.
Microsoft Edge also has several ways to help you save money on Black Friday, including a price comparison tool and a coupon feature. Microsoft's Bing also has price tracking functionality.
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Sounds quite interesting. I guess it's the US-based users that can test and provide context on the experience.
Interesting that they went with Zip when they use Klarna for their website now. Wish they still had Surface All Access though.
Please tell me I can turn this off? Most websites have a BNPL option already that I ignore. I don't need Microsoft suggesting yet another one.
Somebody needs to explain Browser Extensions to MS. Quit putting more stuff that pops into my way into the browser. Fine if you want to provide the option for those that might want it.
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