Apple Pay Review - why 4.7 stars?

Apple Pay Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.7/5)
Pricing: 2.2/10 - low cost
Category: Retail & POS -> Apple Pay
Ranking:Ranked 18 out of 431 Retail & POS systems
Company: Apple
Pricing: starts at $300 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Apple Pay pricing, Apple Pay alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 16, 2020

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What is Apple Pay?

Apple Pay is a Cloud-based, Hardware-based Retail POS software that allows its users to process purchases in applications, web, and physical stores. It also allows them to send and receive payments using the voice assistant on their phones and use their pre-existing cards without additional software installations. These features enable retailers and merchants to implement a cashless business operation across mobile platforms and the web.

The software main features include Face ID contactless purchase, Touch ID contactless purchase, Bank Integration, and NFC payment. Apple Pay is from the stables of Apple; a Public Consumer Electronics Company founded in 1976. It has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA, and currently has over 200,000 employees globally

What is Apple Pay rating? ()

The rating of Apple Pay is 4.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 90 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Apple Pay's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Apple Pay the best Retail & POS?

Apple Pay is ranked 18 out of 431 software in their category (Retail & POS systems).

What are Apple Pay's pros? (4 Pros)

  • It integrates with Apple Watch hardware
  • Users can switch between payment options
  • There is a cashback policy for daily transactions on Apple Pay
  • The Card registration process requires a few steps

What are Apple Pay's cons? (2 cons)

  • Apple Pay does not insure money transfers
  • The software is exclusive to iOS and MacOS enabled hardware

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Apple Pay: ShopKeep POS, NetSuite for Retail, Rezku POS Software, Revel iPad POS, Epos Now, PayPal Here, Breadcrumb, AmberPOS, Visual Anthology, Retail-Man POS. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Apple Pay?

The cost of license starts at $300 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Apple Pay

What should you ask Apple during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Apple Pay and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Apple Pay in action.

Is it the right software for you?

The software is fit for small, medium, and large-sized businesses, primarily in the Retail industry. Furthermore, Merchant shops, Bus Stations, Restaurants, and even individuals seeking contactless transactions would find Apple Pay handy for their use.

Apple Pay's list of categories:

Retail & POS
Bakery POS
Grocery POS

Apple Pay Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Apple
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$300 per license
Functionality
3
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ShopKeep
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
99/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$49 per user/month
Functionality
11
NetSuite
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
96/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
7.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
20
Rezku
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
96/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$79 per month
Functionality
16
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Revel
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
95/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$99 per month
Functionality
60
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.