By Thomas Eason

Ogone payment services today became the first European payment services provider to sign a product integration agreement with Amazon Payments to offer Checkout by Amazon. Checkout by Amazon was launched in March 2011 to enable Amazon customers to make a purchase on a website using the delivery addresses and payment information stored in their Amazon account.

This allows consumers to shop securely on another retailer’s website without re-entering their delivery and payment information. Shoppers can complete purchases quickly without leaving the site which leads to a higher conversion rate and reduced drop off at the payment stage.

As a result of the partnership, from September all e-retailers using the Ogone platform will be able to offer their customers this unique service from a brand that is well-known and trusted with consumers.

Checkout by Amazon was launched in the UK and Germany in March 2011 and will be available to Ogone customers in both of these countries. Ogone’s fully PCI DSS compliant platform already boasts over 40 international and local online payment methods, allowing e-retailers to offer their customers unparalleled choice in how they want to pay.

Julian Wallis, UK Country Manager, Ogone said of the agreement: “Ogone is dedicated to making it easier for the consumer to pay online and for the retailer to be paid. Checkout by Amazon is a payment service designed to offer just this. It was therefore an obvious decision for us to partner with Amazon to offer this service to all existing and future Ogone customers. It will be a strong addition to the many payment methods that the Ogone platform already offers.”

Integration of Checkout by Amazon will be completed for the next Ogone platform update release which will take place in September of this year.

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