Worldpay Named First Acquirer to Enable Amazon Pay

Global payment technology provider Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) announced on Wednesday it has been named the first acquirer that enabling Amazon Pay for its merchants. According to WorldPay, merchants who now accept payments in the U.S. may utilize Amazon Pay to provide what it calls an expedited, consistent, and seamless online checkout experience. WorldPay revealed:

“Through Worldpay’s API, online merchants can easily integrate and add Amazon Pay to their website. Merchants can now enable Amazon Pay, with Worldpay as both their gateway provider and acquirer. With this integration, Worldpay continues to make it easier for its merchants to manage their business by centralizing all their payment methods into one place, providing consistency in settlement, data reporting, reconciliation and more.”

Speaking about the collaboration, Asif Ramji, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Worldpay, stated;

“By teaming up with Amazon, we have an even stronger capacity to enable digital commerce, streamline the checkout experience and drive frictionless payments for our merchants. Consumer adoption of digital payments is growing rapidly and merchants need to keep pace with demand. At Worldpay it’s our responsibility to make it quick and easy for our merchants to add new payment options, and enable their customers to pay in the way they want to.”

Patrick Gauthier, Vice President of Amazon Pay, went on to add:

“At Amazon, we are continuously looking for ways to invent and simplify on behalf of our customers. Working with Worldpay will make it easier for merchants to grow their business by providing customers with a familiar and trusted experience throughout the shopping journey.”

The partnership with Amazon Pay comes just days after WorldPay was acquired by FIS (NYSE: FIS), a financial services technology firm. FIS reportedly purchased the payment processor for $35 billion.

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