Amazon.com is the largest web retailer in the world, producing consumer electronics and providing cloud computing services. Amazon majorly operates in such countries as US, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, China and Japan with international delivery to a few other locations for some of the goods. Poland, Netherlands and Sweden are the destinations that Amazon expects to work with in the nearest future.
Amazon payment solutions offer Checkout by Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay that enable millions of Amazon clients to come through with their purchases on a given website utilising the same info in their Amazon.com account.
Checkout by Amazon is an accomplished eCommerce checkout solution with unique features and proven security. It covers such useful functions as Amazon’s 1-Click ordering and a set of tools for online businesses to run shipping charges, promotions, sales taxes, post-sales activities such as order cancellations, chargebacks and refunds. Checkout by Amazon also includes protection of purchase for customers with Amazon’s A-to-Z guarantee and the ability to co-brand a checkout pipeline with one’s logo. Checkout by Amazon can be integrated into merchants’ systems through manual processing or SOAP APIs, or downloadable CSV files.
Amazon Simple Pay is a series of payment-only items allowing one’s customers to use payment info from their Amazon.com account as a payment method on a given website. Amazon Simple Pay is recommended in cases when the Amazon’s end-to-end checkout pipeline is not required. However, payment info put together in one file at Amazon is available, and it makes sense to enable the customers to take advantage of Amazon Simple Pay anyway. This payment solution doesn’t only enable millions of Amazon.com account owners to utilise the payment info kept in their Amazon.com account on a website, but also provides a cut-and-paste, easy-to-configure HTML code to activate payments for services and digital products, donations, marketplace transactions and subscriptions.
Amazon has tried to add one more payment solution to the two methods described above. It was called Amazon PayPhrase and it would allow clients to check out by typing in their PayPhrase and their PIN without having to enter any shipping or credit card info. It was accepted at Amazon.com and at certain retailers. However, the experiment was unsuccessful due to security reasons and the payment solution was called off in February this year.
When using payment solutions, the high level of quality and security is a total must. Amazon delivers top customer support and whenever there is a questionable situation one can always turn to Amazon’s service desk and get all the necessary help.
Elena Bizina, Marketing department of Holbi. Takes particular interest in eCommerce industry to learn from top professionals and share with beginners like herself. In the past – an English teacher and a Business Development Manager, at present – a full-time mother and a part-time Assistant to Marketing Manager whose core responsibilities are researching the eCommerce industry and writing about it.