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Enable Alternative Payment Methods

Define which alternative payment methods (APMs) you would like to offer to shoppers.

Alternative Payment Method Setup

  1. Log into the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  3. The APMs available for you to add appear in the Alternative payment methods section. Available APMs display in Payment Settings
  4. Click an APM card.
  5. Add account credentials and keys, and configure division settings. The information you need and the available settings varies depending on which APM you choose; refer to the APM Setup Guides.
  6. Set the Visible in Checkout toggle:
    • Enabled : Show this APM to shoppers during checkout
    • Disabled : Hide this APM during checkout, but keep the configuration in your dashboard
  7. After you complete set-up, configured APMs that are enabled in checkout appear with a Manage button. Enabled APMs display in Payment Settings APMs disabled in checkout appear grayed-out. Disabled APMs are grayed-out in Payment Settings

To perform APM setup steps, you must be an admin in your Bolt Merchant Account.

You can unlink your credentials from an APM to connect to a different account.

Unlinking an APM ends synchronization between Bolt and your eCommerce platform for existing transactions; Bolt recommends first disabling the APM from displaying in your checkout until all in-progress transactions using this APM have been completed. Re-linking the APM restores synchronization for these transactions.

  1. Log in to the Bolt Merchant Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Payments.
  3. Find the APM you wish to unlink and click Manage.
  4. Replace the previous account credentials with the new account credentials, following the steps in the appropriate APM Setup Guide.

APMs and Divisions

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 will be disabled by default for your configured APMs. To add the APM for a division, manually enable the APM and configure division-level settings.

APM Setup Guides

Enable Apple Pay for Shoppers
How to enable Apple Pay for Bolt Checkout.
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 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.