Amazon.com debuted a service October 5 that will enable consumers to browse -- and purchase -- products on their internet-enabled phones with just one click. The service is called Mobile Payments Service (MPS).
Using Amazon's MPS, consumers can quickly and easily purchase goods from their mobile phone without having to enter in new shipping or credit card details. The required information is gathered from the user's existing Amazon account making the mobile shopping experience much easier and faster.
"We're pleased to make it easier for our Amazon Payments developers and merchants to extend mobile payment options and the ease of 1-Click checkout to their customers," said Howard Gefen, director of Amazon Mobile Payments.
"Amazon customers can now also make purchases on third party sites without needing to set up separate payment accounts -- they simply use the payment information in their existing Amazon accounts."