Developers who sign up by March 15, 2009 and launch their applications by June 1, 2009 can also take advantage of a free payment-processing offer.
Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today
announced the General Availability of Amazon Flexible Payments Service
(Amazon FPS) and the launch of Amazon FPS Quick Starts. Amazon FPS Quick
Starts aggregate various Amazon FPS APIs into a simplified set of APIs
that substantially reduce the steps a developer must take to enable
transaction processing on their websites. Now, developers can enable
common payment transactions such as one time payments, recurring
payments and pre-payments in hours rather than days.
Amazon FPS is the first payments service designed from the ground up
specifically for developers. It is built on top of Amazon’s reliable and
scalable infrastructure and allows developers to accept payments from
Amazon’s tens of millions of customers.
Starting today, developers who sign up for Amazon FPS by March 15th
and launch their applications by June 1, 2009 can take advantage of free
payment processing for the first 90 days until total transaction volume
reaches $500,000. To learn more about Amazon FPS, Amazon FPS Quick
Starts, and the free processing promotion, visit www.amazonpayments.com/fps
Amazon FPS Quick Starts include:
Basic Quick Start enables one-time payments for e-commerce and
digital goods, donations, and any other online service.
Advanced Quick Start provides periodic or delayed payment
features required by subscription and usage-based services such as
digital music and online storage. Advanced Quick Start offers
developers flexibility in specifying payment instructions by time
period, amount, and frequency. For example, a user can make recurring
payments for a specific amount at regular intervals or a sender might
set a spending limit per week for a particular named recipient.
Marketplace Quick Start is designed for building marketplace
applications. Developers can facilitate transactions between a third
party buyer and seller, take a cut of the transaction, and have
control over who pays the transaction processing fees.
Aggregated Payments Quick Start reduces processing costs by
consolidating multiple transactions, including micro-payments, into a
single, larger transaction. This Quick Start offers prepaid and
postpaid mechanisms to aggregate transactions. You can enable your
customers to create prepaid balances that can be used subsequently to
make multiple smaller purchases on your web site or you can extend
credit and charge them later for accrued usage. In both cases, the
Aggregated Payments Quick Start enables you to programmatically track
individual transactions and the aggregated amount.
Account Management Quick Start simplifies integrating account
activity, balance and transaction information into websites and
“Developers have been excited about the flexibility that Amazon FPS
offers and the wide range of innovative business cases it enables.
Developers have asked us for an easier way to get started and tools that
would enable them to make the most of the Amazon FPS feature set. This
release incorporates this feedback by introducing Amazon FPS Quick
Starts, which significantly simplifies integration while maintaining all
the flexibility that Amazon FPS provides,” said Mark Stabingas,” General
Manager of Amazon Payments. “Developers can now choose the Amazon FPS
Quick Start that meets their unique business needs and monetize their
“SocialGold's objective is to make it really simple and easy for users
to buy currencies and goods in online games and social applications.
Amazon FPS Quick Starts provide the most logical and easy-to-use
interface we've seen,” said Vikas Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of Jambool,
a virtual economy platform for online games. “With Amazon Quick Starts
we could quickly zero in on the API we needed. The documentation is
great, the API is lightweight and we believe Amazon FPS Quick Starts
will be instrumental in helping us create a great experience for our
"Meetup is a worldwide network of local, offline groups,” said Maya
Voskoboynikov, Group Product Manager for Meetup. "By integrating with
Amazon FPS, we are helping Meetup Groups develop their own economies in
the form of membership dues, event tickets and sponsorship payments.
Helping Meetup Groups grow their economies is key to supporting the
growth of long lasting organizations. We chose Amazon FPS for its
flexible and powerful API, which allowed us to build several custom
solutions from one basic foundation."
“We needed to support hundreds of thousands of merchants across a vast
network of boutique marketplaces," said Matthew Trifiro, CEO of 1000
Markets. “Amazon FPS was the only system capable of giving us a robust
checkout experience across our network. We looked at other payment
systems available and chose Amazon FPS because Amazon is the most
trusted name in e-commerce and that leads to more sales.”
About Amazon Payments
Amazon Payments provides consumers, merchants, and developers the simple
and trusted way to pay and get paid online. Amazon Payments enables
consumers to send and receive payments for goods or services by using
the payment methods already associated with their Amazon.com accounts.
Merchants and developers can also take advantage of a portfolio of
payment and checkout solutions, such as Checkout by Amazon, Amazon
Simply Pay and Amazon Flexible Payments Services, to enable tens of
millions of Amazon customers to complete purchases on their websites and
applications. Go to http://www.amazonpayments.com
for more details.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books,
movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home
& garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health &
beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web
Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple
Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue
Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and
Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
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of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments
and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect
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