Buy-now-pay-later network Affirm today announced that it is expanding its relationship with Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, to Canada.
Affirm’s Adaptive Checkout is now available to all eligible Canadian Stripe users, allowing merchants and platforms to add this pay-over-time option to their checkout experience in minutes.
“Stripe has been powering Canadian businesses since 2012 and our work with Affirm will help them continue to scale and adapt with changing consumer preferences,” said Sophie Sakellariadis, Product Lead for Payment Methods at Stripe. “By adopting Affirm, we’ve seen Stripe users boost their average order value with flexible payment plans.”
Businesses on Stripe that adopt Affirm have seen an average 41% higher average order value with Affirm compared to their existing payment methods.
“Since launching in the U.S. with Stripe, we’ve helped many businesses better serve their customers and drive growth by providing transparent and flexible payment options,” said Wayne Pommen, Chief Revenue Officer of Affirm.
“We are excited to expand our partnership and strengthen our position as one of the leading providers in Canada. By providing consumers with greater choice to select the custom payment plan that is right for them, Adaptive Checkout has been proven to increase sales and conversion, and is now available to Stripe’s Canadian users.”
Adaptive Checkout uses Affirm’s smart decision engine to make a real-time underwriting decision and offer consumers optimized bi-weekly and monthly pay over time options side-by-side.
By providing Adaptive Checkout, Canadian Stripe users now have the ability to offer a variety of payment options to their customers that range from six weeks to 36 months for as low as 0% APR. As always with Affirm, consumers will not be subject to any late fees or hidden charges.
Consumers who select Affirm as a payment option during checkout go through a quick, free soft credit check that does not impact their credit score. If approved, eligible customers will be able to split their purchases into bi-weekly or monthly payments. Even if they’re late or miss a payment, a customer’s total payment amount will not increase as Affirm does not charge late or hidden fees.