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Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce

Ingrid Lunden
Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce

Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce marketplaces in countries like the U.S., but today it's announcing a deal that it hopes will be a start to its plan to have that same kind of ubiquity outside of its walled garden. The company has inked a deal with Worldpay for the latter to become its first acquirer. This means that Worldpay -- one of the more ubiquitous providers of payment technologies, processing 40 billion transactions worth some $1.7 trillion annually through 300+ payment options and 120 currencies -- will now be offering Amazon Pay as part of that mix, so that any merchant can offer this as a payment and shipping option to its customers.