PaymentRequest: paymentmethodchange event

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The paymentmethodchange event is delivered the Payment Request API to a PaymentRequest object when the user changes the payment method within a given payment handler.

For example, if the user switches from one credit card to another on their Apple Pay account, a paymentmethodchange event is fired to let you know about the change.

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("paymentmethodchange", (event) => {});

onpaymentmethodchange = (event) => {};

Event type

Event properties

In addition to the properties below, this interface includes properties inherited from PaymentRequestUpdateEvent.

methodDetails Read only

An object containing payment method-specific data useful when handling a payment method change. If no such information is available, this value is null.

methodName Read only

A string containing the payment method identifier, a string which uniquely identifies a particular payment method. This identifier is usually a URL used during the payment process, but may be a standardized non-URL string as well, such as basic-card. The default value is the empty string, "".


Let's take a look at an example. This code creates a new PaymentRequest, adds a handler for the paymentmethodchange event by calling the request's addEventListener(), then calls show() to present the payment interface to the user.

The code assumes the existence of a method detailsForTransaction(), which will return an object that can be passed as the details argument to the PaymentRequest constructor.

const paymentRequest = new PaymentRequest(


  .then((response) => response.complete("success"))
  .catch((err) => console.error(`Error handling payment request: ${err}`));

The event handler function itself, handlePaymentChange(), looks like this:

handlePaymentChange = (event) => {
  const detailsUpdate = {};

  if (event.methodName === "") {
    const serviceFeeInfo = calculateServiceFee(event.methodDetails);
    Object.assign(detailsUpdate, serviceFeeInfo);


This begins by looking at the event's methodName property; if that indicates that the user is trying to use Apple Pay, we pass the methodDetails into a function called calculateServiceFee(), which we might create to take the information about the transaction, such as the underlying credit card being used to service the Apple Pay request, and compute and return an object that specifies changes to be applied to the PaymentRequest in order to add any service fees that the payment method might require.

Before the event handler returns, it calls the event's updateWith() method to integrate the changes into the request.


Payment Request API 1.1
# dfn-paymentmethodchange
Payment Request API 1.1
# onpaymentmethodchange-attribute

Browser compatibility

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See also