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Worldpay becomes first acquirer to enable Amazon Pay

Worldpay becomes first acquirer to enable Amazon Pay

Amazon is breaking out of its own platform, striking a deal with Worldpay to let the acquirer's merchants add Amazon Pay as a checkout option.

Worldpay becomes the first acquirer to enable Amazon Pay for its merchants in the US. Online merchants simply add the option through Worldpay's API.

The partnership helps to take Amazon Pay outside of the ecommerce giant's own ecosystem and into the wider world, tapping into a Worldpay network that processes over 40 billion transactions a year.

Patrick Gauthier, VP, Amazon Pay, says: "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."

Asif Ramji, chief product and marketing officer, Worldpay, adds: "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."

Earlier this week Worldpay revealed that it has struck a deal to be acquired by rival FIS for $35 billion.

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