Last week, TechCrunch revealed that Amazon had rolled out the Beta of a new online payment service to rival PayPal and Google Checkout.
The new service was announced today in the Amazon Web Services Developer Connection Newsletter:
Last week, Amazon Web Services began a limited beta program for Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS). Amazon FPS is the first payments service designed from the ground up specifically for developers. The set of web services APIs allows the movement of money between any two entities, humans or computers. It is built on top of Amazon’s reliable and scalable payment infrastructure.
Use of the Amazon FPS developer sandbox is free and unlimited, and we encourage you to use the sandbox to begin building and testing your payment applications. As Amazon FPS is in a limited beta at this stage, we are accepting just a small number of payment applications to run in our production environment. To learn more and get started with the sandbox, please take a look at the resources below to start exploring Amazon FPS.
More details are available on the Amazon FPS Detail Page.