Amazon Launches Payments Partner Program For Ecommerce Platforms, Developers

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Amazon announced the launch of the Amazon Payments Partner Program on Monday, aimed at helping ecommerce platform providers and developers extend Amazon Payments to their merchants. The program provides these platforms with tools and services to help them enable merchants to easily integrate with Amazon Payments.

The program includes "solution pre-integration" and best practices to help merchants maximize effectiveness. Merchants themselves will be able to get knowledge-sharing and white glove integration service benefits that are exclusive to the program.

“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,” said Patrick Gauthier, VP, Amazon Payments. “We are working together across geographies and industries to help merchants grow and create experiences that delight customers throughout the shopping journey.”

The program features 3 levels: Premier Partner, Certified Partner, and Certified Developer. Partners are eligible to receive account management, planning support, technical resources and training, Partner directory listing, and Partner designation with exclusive logos. Some will eligible for co-marketing activities.

The partner program is free, and available on an invitation-only basis in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. More info is available here.