Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

Amazon wants to make your hand your credit card.

The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their handsWSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

They could then pay for purchases with their palms, without having to pull out a card or phone. The company plans to pitch the terminals to coffee shops, fast-food restaurants and other merchants that do lots of repeat business with their customers, according to some of the people. Amazon declined to comment.

Amazon, like other tech companies, is trying to further integrate itself into consumers' financial lives, leaving banks and card networks on edge. Apple introduced a credit card last year, and Google is rolling out checking accounts.

If the Amazon terminals succeed, they could leapfrog mobile wallets such as Apple Pay while expanding Amazon's already-extensive access to consumer data. Amazon's projects are closely watched both by tech and financial companies, which are increasingly colliding in payments.

Source: & WSJ

ჩვენ გირჩევთ

Index Of Georgian Audit Companies

Microsoft plans to be carbon negative by 2030

Index Of Georgian Audit Companies

Index Of Georgian Audit Companies

წინა სტატია

Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
22 იანვარი, 2020

შემდეგი სტატია

ტრამპის გაპრეზიდენტების შემდეგ Twitter-ის აღმასრულებელი დირექტორის ქონება გასამმაგდა
23 იანვარი, 2020
განსხვავებული ლიბერთი
ინტერვიუ | მაი, 18, 2020
პანდემიის პირისპირ
ინტერვიუ | მაი, 08, 2020
5 რამ რუსული პროპაგანდის შესახებ
მოსაზრება | მაი, 22, 2020
Forbes Georgia in EnglishForbes WomanForbes Banker