Amazon Payments use doubles
Thursday February 9 2017
Amazon Payments usage nearly doubled in 2016 with 33 million people having now used the PayPal rival
The payment service expanded into France, Italy and Spain in 2016 and moved into new verticals including government payments, travel, digital goods, insurance, entertainment, non-profits and charities.
Amazon Payments also introduced new in-store experiences with Moda Operandi and Amazon Books.
“As we have introduced new experiences with merchants, we have seen a significant increase in the number of customers using the information from their Amazon account to make purchases on merchant websites,” said Patrick Gauthier, vice president, Amazon Payments. “Amazon Payments brings the simplicity and familiarity of Amazon’s buying experience to our merchant customers, making it easy for millions of Amazon customers around the world to pay using the information already stored in their Amazon account.”