Affirm is a popular 3rd party issuer of loans for making online purchases. We added Affirm after receiving a number of requests for it, mostly from customers who'd recently financed a new bike and wanted a similar payment plan for the big accessories. No, this isn't a scheme for us to increase profits. We actually pay a small % of each sale to Affirm, for the ability to offer this service.
We'll have more information up here soon, but please check out Affirm's website in the meantime: https://www.affirm.com/