Amazon enables U.S. customers to pay in cash
Amazon PayCode has launched in the U.S. giving customers who prefer to pay in cash another way to pay for their shopping.
Customers can now choose Amazon PayCode at checkout and then pay for their purchase in cash at one of 15,000 Western Union locations.
Separately, Amazon Cash, which enables customers to load cash into their Amazon Balance for making online Amazon purchases, is now available in over 100,000 cash-loading locations nationwide.
Amazon says that 80 % of Americans live within five miles of a participating Western Union agent location making this a convenient solution for customers paying with cash.
“We’re constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience on behalf of our customers, and are proud to expand Amazon Paycode to customers in the U.S.,” said Ben Volk, Director, Payments at Amazon. “Customers have told us they love the convenience of paying in cash. Together with Western Union, we’re able to offer customers more shopping choices, enabling them to pay for their online purchases in a way that is convenient for them.”
“As one of the world’s largest digital and physical money movers, we’re innovating our service to give customers more access and choice,” said Khalid Fellahi, President, Consumer Money Transfer for Western Union. “We’re embracing the complexity of a world where cash and digital payments are likely to coexist far into the future. We are providing easy solutions for customers who want access to the convenience of online shopping but prefer to pay in-person.”