According is going to launch a new online payment service to rival PayPal and Google Checkout, according to TechCrunch.
Look for a launch announcement by Amazon this week or next of a new web service around payments, adding to their S3 (storage), EC2 (virtual server) and other services. Theyâ€™ve been quietly testing the service, which will compete with PayPal and Google Checkout, for a few weeks. It is an extension of the existing Amazon Payments, which allows third parties selling items on Amazonâ€™s extended network to receive payments from buyers.
I’d imagine that this will be an Amazon affiliate commission option down the road, and perhaps something they’ll open for other merchants to pay commission.