June 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm #6742realityshifterMember
We’ve been using eStore for the past year to sell downloadable products and we really like it. We would love to have the option to use Amazon Checkout instead of Authorize.net or PayPal. Do you have any plans to add Amazon Checkout as one of the payment gateways in eStore? With the number of customers who use Amazon and are already comfortable with it, offering them the option to use Amazon Checkout on our sites too might help to increase our sales.
Thanks!July 1, 2012 at 5:02 am #46744adminKeymaster
Yes, we are working on adding amazon payment gateway to the payment gateway bundle addon:
We expect to have amazon gateway ready within a few weeks.July 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm #46745realityshifterMember
That’s great news! Thanks!October 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm #46746artyarty1Member
Hi, I would also like to use Amazon checkout, what is the status on this?
Thanks!October 19, 2012 at 1:16 am #46747IvyMember
We are working on adding new payment gateways. We do have plans to add this payment gateways if enough users ask for it.October 19, 2012 at 2:13 am #46748artyarty1Member
Thanks, Can’t wait!October 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm #46749morleyMember
I too am looking forward to the addition of Amazon as an option. Although I haven’t used it in the past, I figure with the huge number of Amazon account holders, it could help with conversions. Plus, Amazon charges $0.05 + 5% for transactions under $10.00, which is nice.November 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm #46750GaryKMember
Also waiting for the Amazon Payment gateway too! Count me in on the Payment Gateway Bundle when it’s finished.March 19, 2014 at 12:31 am #46751GWsladeMember
HAs Payment with Amazon been added yet? I see this thread is over a year old. But I do not see Amazon as one of my payment Gateways and I do have the payment gateway bundle.March 19, 2014 at 7:20 am #46752adminKeymaster
We just never got enough request/interest for this gateway. Adding a brand new payment gateway is a lot of work so we can only justify the development time for it if a lot of our users ask for it.May 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm #46753rst79Member
Please add me as another user who is asking for the Amazon Payments option. It seems absurd not to include it. Amazon is the second largest holder of credit card accounts next to Apple. It also has about 100 million more active credit card accounts than PayPal. It may be more work for you to add it, but surely you will be able to advertise the option and get more customers to buy the ecommerce plugin. Thanks again for this wonderful plugin.June 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm #46754jbillhMember
Yes, put me on the list too! ; – ) I would like people to see both PayPal’s and Amazon’s pay buttons so they can choose which one they want to use. Thanks Much!October 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm #46755jharriesMember
I too would like to see Amazon payments added to the gateway bundle. I hear you on needing a lot of requests, but I think this is one of those features that might not get a lot of up-front requests, but will get a lot of take-up when offered.
The point is that so many people have Amazon accounts that they are MUCH more likely to buy if they can use those accounts.
I would be willing to may at least part of the development costs up front to see this happen.
Please advise if there are any plans at all to add this or if it’s a dead issue?October 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm #46756wzpModerator
There are many considerations that must be thoroughly researched, before we devote resources to this. Here are just a few, in no particular order:
- Will the typical eStore user qualify for processing Amazon Payments?
- The eligibility requirements, more or less, limit merchants to being U.S. based businesses, with U.S. bank accounts.
Read the fine print carefully. It says, more or less, that you also agree to grant Amazon limited powers of attroney, with regards to your linked bank accounts. This requirement is unprecedented, and does not apply to other payment processors.
- The processing fee can be 6% on a $10 order; and 9% on a $5 order.
- If a (U.S. based) merchant processes a “cross border” payment; total processing fees go up by 1%. This is NOT THE SAME as receiving payment in a foreign currency; it is simply because the payment originates from outside the U.S.
- TAX is added to all processing fees.
- Unlike PayPal, the merchant is charged $20 plus tax, to dispute a chargeback.
- Merchant sites need an SSL certificate.
- Merchants are expected to meet Amazon’s minimum customer service standards.
That is because Merchants are not just paying for the service, they are paying for the branding.
- And of course, “the usual” technical/developer considerations.October 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm #46757jharriesMember
Well there’s some really good points that I hadn’t thought of. I just checked and the only countries supported at this time are: United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Luxembourg
So basically it’s a non starter for me since we are a Canadian company. Bummer
Thanks very much for taking the time and sorry I did not figure this out before posting.
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