Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
Starting Today Websites That Begin Accepting Amazon Payments Receive Free Payment Processing Through September 30, 2009
SEATTLE--Apr. 30, 2009-- Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that leading shopping cart and e-commerce solution providers now offer Amazon Payments as part of their offerings. Shopping cart and e-commerce solution providers provide a host of services such as content management, merchandising management, shopping cart, order management and payments that help websites sell online.
More than 25 providers, including CardinalCommerce, Miva Merchant, Magento, ShopVisible, Mercantec, and Zoovy will be supporting Amazon Payments as part of their offerings. These integrations make it even easier for websites to begin offering the ease, convenience, and security of Amazon Payments within the framework of the e-commerce solution already provided to them by these companies.
In addition, Convio, a software and services provider to the nonprofit community, is integrating Amazon Payments into its fundraising platform to enable its client base to accept alternate payment methods for online donations. Plug-ins for widely-used open source e-commerce platforms, such as osCommerce and ZenCart, are also now available for quick and easy integration with Amazon Payments.
Businesses and non-profit organizations can sign up and start using Amazon Payments today at www.amazonpayments.com/offer or by contacting any one of these providers directly.
“Working with shopping cart and e-commerce solution providers to make sure their solutions seamlessly integrate with Amazon Payments was one of our immediate priorities when we launched Amazon Payments less than a year ago,” said Mark Stabingas, General Manager, Amazon Payments. “Now businesses have an additional option for getting started with Amazon Payments and reaching Amazon’s tens of millions of customers with the easiest way for customers to complete a purchase, while also enjoying the benefits of Amazon’s fraud-detection technologies.”
Amazon Payments solutions are available for merchants, service providers, nonprofits and virtually anyone accepting payments online. Checkout by Amazon is a complete e-commerce checkout solution suited best for websites selling physical goods and includes support for tax, shipping, and promotion functionality along with post order management support. It offers customers access to their Amazon.com address book and payment information to buy quickly and easily, and also transact using Amazon’s 1-Click© ordering. Amazon Simple Pay is the best choice for websites selling digital goods, offering subscriptions or services, or accepting donations. It allows customers to use payment information from their Amazon.com accounts without the need to re-enter the information.
Websites of all sizes, including retailers such as OneCall, Stacks and Stacks, ToolKing, Jockey, and Fat Brain Toys, are already enjoying the benefits of Amazon Payments. Amazon Payments is also accepted by the American Red Cross, Jambool (one of the fastest-growing sites offering virtual currencies for social networking applications), and (RED)WIRE (the digital music magazine supporting medical aid to Africa).
“We added Checkout by Amazon to our website, making it easier for Amazon.com customers to buy. Over 30 percent of customers using this checkout option are brand new customers for us,” says Chris Smith, VP Ecommerce/Catalog, Jockey International.
“Checkout by Amazon is already outperforming other payment brands by bringing in net new customers and higher value orders,” says Howard Wyner, CEO of Scentiments.com, a fragrance retailer named to the Internet Retailer “Hot 100” for 2009. “The implementation through CardinalCommerce was easy, and we consider the launch of Checkout by Amazon to be an immediate success.”
Amazon Payments is also announcing a free payment processing offer through September 30, 2009 to businesses and organizations that begin accepting Amazon Payments using Checkout by Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay on or after April 29, 2009. Additional details and terms of the offer are available at www.amazonpayments.com/offer.
About Amazon Payments
Amazon Payments provides consumers, merchants, and developers the simple and trusted way to pay and get paid online. Amazon Payments enables consumers to send and receive payments for goods or services by using the payment methods already associated with their Amazon.com accounts. Merchants and developers can also take advantage of a portfolio of payment and checkout solutions, such as Checkout by Amazon, Amazon Simply Pay and Amazon Flexible Payments Services, to enable tens of millions of Amazon customers to complete purchases on their websites and applications. Go to http://www.amazonpayments.com for more details.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth`s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth`s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon`s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.
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As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management`s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com`s financial results is included in Amazon.com`s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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