Amazon Introduces Mobile Payment Service
Amazon.com has launched Amazon Mobile Payments Service (MPS) which provides developers, merchants and distributors of mobile applications a way to process payments from mobile devices.
Amazon MPS allows customers to use their current payment and shipping information from their accounts to make purchases from their mobile device.
"We’re pleased to make it easier for our Amazon Payments developers and merchants to extend mobile payment options and the ease of 1-Click checkout to their customers," said Howard Gefen, Director of Amazon Mobile Payments.
"Amazon customers can now also make purchases on third party sites without needing to set up separate payment accounts-they simply use the payment information in their existing Amazon accounts."
After signing into Amazon MPS customers are then able to make purchases via their mobile device using the company’s 1-Click feature. Through a set of API’s and a mobile web browser, developers and merchants can extend single or multi-use payment options to their customers. Developers and merchants who currently offer Amazon Payments on their website can add the new mobile payment option without any additional backend development.
Amazon MPS is built on the same technology as Amazon Payments that developers and businesses are using for PC based checkouts.