Amazon PayCode launches today in the United States, giving customers who prefer to pay in cash another option to enjoy the convenience and benefits of shopping on Amazon.

¡Amazon It is news again! Today he shares with us that his Amazon PayCode joins Amazon Cash, expanding to more than 15,000 Western Union agent locations. Amazon PayCode and Amazon Cash provide customers with two options for those who wish to pay in cash at no additional charge.

Amazon is making it easier to make cash purchases for its customers. Amazon PayCode, currently available in 19 countries worldwide, launched today in the United States, and allows customers to choose Amazon PayCode when paying and then make purchases using cash at one of Western Union’s 15,000 locations. Items are shipped after the customer has made their purchase payment in person at participating Western Union locations. Amazon PayCode It will be available to customers in the coming weeks.

Further, Amazon Cash, which allows customers to add cash to their Amazon Balance To make purchases online at Amazon, it is now available at 100,000 locations nationwide to top up with cash. Customers in the United States who prefer to use cash now have even more opportunities to enjoy Amazon’s wide selection, low prices, and free shipping at no charge.

The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank1 reported that in 2018, 77 percent of payments made in the United States were made in person. Of these payments, cash represented 39 percent of the volume. Now with the launch of Amazon PayCode, and the expansion of Amazon CashCustomers will have more options to pay for their Amazon purchases with cash. With more than 15,000 eligible locations, 80 percent of people in the United States live within 5 miles of participating Western Union agent locations, making this option a convenient solution for customers shopping with cash.

“We are constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience for our customers, and we pride ourselves on expanding Amazon PayCode to all customers in the United States, ”said Ben Volk, director, Payments at Amazon. “Customers have told us that they enjoy the convenience of paying in cash. In conjunction with Western Union, we have the opportunity to offer customers more opportunities to shop, giving them the option to pay for their purchases online in the most convenient way for them. ”

“Being one of the largest digital and physical money drivers in the world, we are innovating our services to give our customers more access and opportunities,” said Khalid Fellahi, president, Consumer Cash Transfers. “We are embracing the complexity of a world where cash and digital payments are likely to coexist in the future. We are providing easy solutions for customers who want access to the convenience of shopping online, but prefer to make payments in person. ”

1. Amazon PayCode

How does it work? – Amazon PayCode allows customers to make purchases of millions of products on Amazon and pay for their orders in person, in cash and at no additional charge. When paying, customers only need to select the “Amazon PayCode” payment option to receive an Amazon PayCode (QR code and number) that will serve as a reference when paying in cash at one of the more than 15,000 agent premises Western Union in the United States. Customers have 24 hours after placing their order to make their payment at the location. If a return is required, customers will receive a cash refund at the participating Western Union agent location for orders placed using Amazon PayCode once the item has been received.

2. Amazon Cash

How does it work? – Amazon Cash allows customers to visit locations and deposit between $ 5 and $ 500 in cash to their Amazon Balance, which they can use to make future purchases at the Amazon online store. Customers begin by verifying their mobile phone number and identifying a participating location in amazon.com/amazoncash. Once at the participating location, the customer can deposit cash into their account by simply presenting their mobile phone number. Funds are available immediately and there are no additional charges.

For more information visit amazon.com/paycode Y amazon.com/amazoncash.

one Findings from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (2018). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leading global multi-currency money transfer services company. Its omnichannel platform connects the digital to the physical world, offering consumers and businesses fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world. As of June 30, 2019, our global service network includes more than 550,000 retail agent locations that offer services under the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta brands in more than 200 countries and territories, with the ability to send money to one billion bank accounts. Further, westernunion.comOur 2018 fastest growing channel is available in more than 70 additional countries and territories to transfer money worldwide. With our global reach, Western Union transfers money to better connect families, friends, and companies, while enabling financial inclusion and supporting economic growth. For more information visit our website www.westernunion.com.