Amazon’s new cash payment option, PayCode, is now available in the U.S.

Christopher Zenios24/09/20192min
Amazon announced on Wednesday the launch of Amazon PayCode, it's a new payment option that enables customers to pay for Amazon online orders with cash.

The newly established option allows customers to place their order online and then pay the total at a participating Western Union location. Once the order is placed, the customer receives a code which then must present to the Western Union agent along with their ID. After payment, the order gets shipped to the delivery address specified during the checkout process.

Amazon PayCode is currently available in the following countries: USA, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Kenya, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uruguay.

This service comes as an addition to the first cash payment option Amazon rolled out two years ago, Amazon Cash, which allows customers to add cash to their Amazon balance at over 100,000 participating stores worldwide. The main difference between the two services is that with PayCode customers can place the order first before paying the amount in cash, this way they will not miss out on flash deals and other types of offers.

This is all part of Amazon’s effort to make online shopping more accessible to lower budget shoppers especially in countries where cash payments are still used for most transactions. As the Director of Global Payment Acceptance & Customer Experience at Amazon, Ben Volk commented:

We’re constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience on behalf of our customers, and are proud to expand Amazon Paycode to customers in the U.S. Customers have told us they love the convenience of paying in cash. Together with Western Union, we’re able to offer customers more shopping choices, enabling them to pay for their online purchases in a way that is convenient for them.


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Christopher Zenios

Christopher has always been a pioneer, a first adopter when it comes to technological advancements. Over the years, his expertise surrounded the real estate and digital markets and their evolution in today's society. After being the editor to various professional business news portals and blogs, he was selected to become the chief editor for HWC. Contact Christopher at +357-22029786 ext: 6110 or by email at [email protected] for editorial related questions.

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