Amazon debuts mobile payment option
Amazon Payments LLC, an Amazon.com company, released a mobile payment system on October 5. Amazon Mobile Payments Service lets the company's merchants process transactions via mobile phone and allows consumers to check out using Amazon's 1-Click.
The payment system is targeted at developers, merchants and distributors of mobile applications. Its concept is to ease the check-out experience by connecting it to the Amazon back-end e-commerce fulfillment system. It also enables consumers to transfer data from an online profile to their mobile shopping profiles.
After signing in from an Amazon MPS-enabled device or mobile application, consumers can make future purchases from their mobile devices.
In April, Amazon promoted a free payment processing offer to organizations that began accepting Checkout by Amazon or Amazon Simple Pay. The effort was used to build Amazon Payments.