Payment Request API

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Payment Request Concepts and Usage

Many problems related to online purchase abandonment can be traced to checkout forms, which are user-intensive, difficult to use, slow to load and refresh, and require multiple steps to complete. The Payment Request API is a system that is meant to eliminate checkout forms. It vastly improves user workflow during the purchase process, providing a more consistent user experience and enabling web merchants to easily leverage disparate payment methods.

To request a payment, a web page creates a PaymentRequest object in response to a user action that initiates a payment, such as clicking a "Purchase" button. The PaymentRequest allows the web page to exchange information with the user agent while the user provides input to complete the transaction.


Manages the process of a user making a payment.
Returned after a user selects a payment method and approves a payment request.
Stores address information.


Specification Status Comment
Payment Request API Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support


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Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
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