Amazon Expands Its Payments Partner Program

Amazon Expands Its Payments Partner Program

April 4, 2016         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Today, Amazon announced it is extending its Amazon Payments service to more eCommerce merchants’ websites. This will allow customers to “Pay with Amazon,” even if they are on another merchant’s website.

The move also intensifies the competition between Amazon and other payment service providers such as PayPal and Apple Pay.

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“The Amazon Payments Partner Program provides Partners with the tools and resources needed to extend the trust and convenience of the Amazon experience to their merchant customers,” Patrick Gauthier, VP of Amazon Payments, said in a statement. “We are working together across geographies and industries to help merchants grow and create experiences that delight customers throughout the shopping journey.”

Amazon’s program offers easier checkout solutions for shoppers and gives merchants additional benefits, including knowledge sharing and integration services.

Members of the program will also receive help with account management, technical resources, training, planning support and directory listing, as well as gaining access to exclusive logos and co-marketing activities.

“Our merchants want to offer their customers a payment solution that is trusted, easy and familiar,” said Brennan Loh, Director of Business Development at Shopify. “We’re excited to be a Premier Partner in the Amazon Payments Partner Program, enabling our merchants to offer Pay with Amazon.”

The program is free to anyone who receives an invitation in the United States, Germany, the U.K. or Japan.

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The information contained within this article was accurate as of April 4, 2016. For up-to-date
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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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