Amazon, the giant e-commerce platform, is currently facilitating users in payments by partnering with major payment gateways. They are now offering Venmo as a payment method. Beginning Tuesday, customers in the US can pay orders with Venmo. The popular money-sending/receiving service will be available by Black Friday.
Venmo, an American mobile payments service, was founded in 2009 and has been owned by PayPal since 2012. Venmo was created for friends and families who want to split the bills for movies, dinner, rent, event tickets, etc
Venmo’s parent company announced this feature late last year. Now, we can finally see it in action. It’s only sometimes that Amazon adds third-party payments to its service. A spokesperson for PayPal, Tom Hunter, said that this does not mean you can buy an Echo speaker using crypto.
Venmo is a simple way to pay Amazon orders. Tap “Select Payment Method” during checkout, then “Add Venmo Account.” You’ll be asked to give authorization for Amazon to use Venmo and choose the location where it will pull money from your account balance, linked bank account, or eligible debit card. Amazon will ask you to agree to make it your default payment method. You can then choose to use it when you order with the Amazon app and website.
It is a great relief for many users as they were facing payment issues during checkout and, indeed, a piece of great news for all users who use Venmo. If you use Venmo and pay Amazon, please feel free to share your experience with us in the comments section.