Digital Transactions

Leading online retailer Inc. is bringing its Amazon PayCode service to the United States in a deal with The Western Union Co. that gives consumers the option to pay for Amazon purchases in cash.

Seattle-based Amazon announced that PayCode, which is already live in 19 countries, will be rolling out in the coming weeks for use at 15,000 Western Union agent locations in the U.S. At checkout, Amazon online customers select the “Amazon PayCode” payment option to receive an Amazon PayCode—a QR code and a number sent to their smart phone. Customers then have 24 hours to take the code a Western Union agent to pay for the purchase in cash. There is no fee for using the service.


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