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Enable Alternative Payment Methods

Enable alternative payment methods (APMs) to offer shoppers more ways to pay during checkout.

Alternative Payment Method Setup

Connect Bolt to your APM account. You must be an admin of your merchant account to complete this setup.

  1. Log into the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  3. Available APMs appear in the Alternative Payment Methods section. Click an APM tile. Available APMs display in Payment Settings
  4. In Account keys, enter your credentials.
  5. In Main division settings, configure default payment settings.
  6. Set the Enable in Checkout toggle:
    • Enabled : Show this APM to shoppers during checkout
    • Disabled : Hide this APM during checkout, but keep the configuration in your dashboard



After you complete set-up, configured APMs that are enabled in checkout appear as Active. Enabled APMs display in Payment Settings

APMs and Divisions

Click Manage on an APM tile to customize payment settings by division.

The following division-level settings are available for each APM:

Affirm Afterpay Amazon Pay Apple Pay Klarna PayPal Sezzle
Enable in Checkout
Auto vs. manual capture same as processor
Minimum & maximum thresholds ✓ (read-only)
Show promotional message deprecated

Affirm’s division-level settings

When new divisions are added, they are disabled by default for configured APMs. To add the APM for a division, manually enable the APM and configure division-level settings.

Switch or Disconnect Account

Unlinking your APM account ends synchronization between your APM and Bolt. You will not be able to perform refunds or other post-authorization actions from Bolt.

To prevent transaction sync issues with post-authorization actions, hide the APM from checkout. After the return window has passed for all transactions, you may change or delete the credentials.

1. Disable the APM Through the Return Window

  1. Log into the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  3. Find the APM and click Manage.
  4. Toggle the Enable in Checkout setting to No for all divisions.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Wait for the duration of your return window.
      • Return window: The maximum number of days after a purchase wherein the customer can return items.
  1. Ensure that APM has been hidden from checkout for the duration of your return window.
  2. Log into the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  3. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  4. Find the APM and click Manage.
  5. Delete the account credentials or replace them with a different account’s credentials.
  6. Click Update.

Considerations

Availability

Not all APMs are compatible with all processor/gateway relationships. Make sure to confirm with your Customer Success Manager that an APM is compatible with your stack before beginning setup.

Restricted Item Categories

See our list of restricted item categories before setting up your payment methods.

APM Setup Guides

Enable Affirm for Shoppers
How to set up Affirm for Bolt Checkout.
Enable Afterpay for Shoppers
How to set up Afterpay for Bolt Checkout.
Enable Amazon Pay for Shoppers
How to enable Amazon Pay for Bolt Checkout.
Enable Apple Pay for Shoppers
How to enable Apple Pay for Bolt Checkout.
Enable Klarna for Shoppers
How to enable Klarna for Bolt Checkout.
Enable PayPal for Shoppers
How to set up PayPal for Bolt Checkout.
Enable Sezzle for Shoppers
How to set up Sezzle for Bolt Checkout.
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