You’ve probably seen Afterpay available on your favorite online store like Urban Outfitters, Fenty Beauty, and Moana Bikini. So, what is Afterpay? Simply put, Afterpay is a modern payment method that allows you to pay for your order in an interest-free installment plan every 2 weeks.
Fifth & Ninth has partnered with Afterpay to make it easier than ever to shop now…and pay later!
What Afterpay isn’t
Why bother using Afterpay instead of a regular credit or debit card? While it’s true that you’ll need either a debit or credit card to sign up for Afterpay, there are some major differences between these three forms of payment. With Afterpay, you don’t have to worry about paying interest like you would on a credit card each month. Carrying a high monthly balance on your credit card can also negatively impact your credit score. When you sign up, Afterpay won’t run a hard credit check like credit card companies are required to.
Afterpay is also different from your debit card. With debit cards, there’s the possibility that you’ve miscalculated your bank account balance, forgotten about a scheduled bill, or have been hit with an unexpected ATM fee. These common situations could lead to a myriad of issues such as bounced payments, late fees, and extensive overdraft fees that could harm you financially.
How does Afterpay compare to other installment plan payment methods? Compared to both Klarna and Affirm, Afterpay is the leading service of its kind in over 100 countries including the United States, Canada, and Australia and has wider coverage in more online store categories such as lifestyle, shopping, and home & garden.
Unlike Afterpay, alternative methods such as Klarna and Affirm both determine your purchase limit by viewing your credit profile — and using Affirm can even affect your credit score. Afterpay doesn’t require a credit check when you sign up to use their service. Your purchase limit isn’t guaranteed with these other companies, but with Afterpay the maximum purchase will always be at least $1000, and can be increased to $2000 maximum. With Afterpay, you’ll always have interest-free payments as long as your payments are on time while other services don’t approve everyone for 0% interest.
Is Afterpay right for you?
Overall, if you’re looking for a reliable payment plan provider that:
- Is quick and easy to sign up and be approved for
- Won’t check your credit score
- Won’t charge you fees or interest
- Is interest-free paid every 2 weeks to help you plan and afford your purchases
- Is widely accepted on over thousands of online retailers
- Is a great alternative options to credit or debit cards
…then Afterpay is the deferred payment method you’ll want to use at checkout!
Who can use Afterpay?
To sign up for Afterpay, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old (19 years old in Alabama)
- Be a resident of the United States with a valid US delivery address
- Have a US credit or debit card
- Have a valid email address and mobile phone number to confirm your account
How Afterpay works
Afterpay makes paying for purchases a lot more manageable. The first payment is due at the time you place an order. Scheduled payments are interest-free and split into 4 equal installments over every 2 weeks. Always zero interest and never pay anything more when you pay on time. Afterpay will even email your payment schedule and send notifications so there are no surprises.
However, if you can’t make a scheduled payment, then Afterpay has a hardship policy that allows them to work with you to get you back on track. As soon as you miss a payment, Afterpay will immediately stop you from making any further purchases with Afterpay until the situation is resolved. To learn more about Afterpay’s policies or to contact their customer service team, visit the Afterpay Help Center.
New to Afterpay and interested in signing up?
Using Afterpay at Fifth & Ninth
To use Afterpay at fifthandninth.com, just add items to your cart totaling a minimum of $35 and select Afterpay as your payment method at checkout. With Afterpay there’s no waiting — your order ships the same day if ordered by 3PM Eastern Standard Time.
If you’d like to return or exchange an item purchased with Afterpay, then the standard Fifth & Ninth return policy will apply. Gift cards or e-Gift cards are not eligible for Afterpay. If your order contains gift cards and other eligible products, you will need to purchase your gift cards separately.
Looking for some pre-made bundles? Fifth & Ninth has special Afterpay deals on new iPhone case and screen protector bundles, and Beauty Bank portable charger and leather Apple Lightning charging cable bundles. We also offer unique customizable iPhone cases that make thoughtful gifts!