Amazon has moved into the mobile payments market with the launch of its Amazon Mobile Payments Service (Amazon MPS), providing a way to process payments from mobile devices and extend Amazon's 1-Click checkout experience to customers.
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 in from an Amazon MPS enabled device or mobile application, customers are automatically able to make future purchases from their mobile devices using 1-Click functionality. Through a set of API's and an optimized mobile browser experience, developers and merchants can easily extend single or multi-use payment options to their customers. Developers and merchants who already offer Amazon Payments on their website can easily add the new mobile payment option for their customers without any additional backend technology development.