The e-commerce company’s new feature will allow users to pay using their Amazon accounts
Amazon debuted an online payment system recently in an effort to expand into money transfer services. The new service will allow over 240 million active monthly users of Amazon to use their stored credit and debit card information to pay for outside subscriptions such as cellphone payments or music subscriptions, for which Amazon will charge a fee.
This subscription billing system is an extension of Amazon’s previous efforts to compete with PayPal and other online payment service companies, such as Braintree, Stripe and Google Wallet. Last October, Amazon announced the “Login and Pay with Amazon” feature, in which partner websites allowed customers the option of paying using information stored on their Amazon accounts.