Amazon customers will now be able to pay for orders with Venmo

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The new payment option is secure and convenient for avid shoppers

In preparation for the holiday season, Amazon will now offer customers a new way to pay for their orders: Venmo

Starting immediately, shoppers can check out either on or the Amazon app through their Venmo accounts. 

“We want to offer customers payment options that are convenient, easy to use, and secure – there’s no better time for that than the busy holiday season,” said Max Bardon, vice president of Amazon Worldwide Payments. “Whether it’s paying with cash, buying now and paying later, or now paying via Venmo, our goal is to meet the needs and preferences of every Amazon customer. We’re excited to continue to offer customers even more options when it comes to how and when they want to pay for their order.” 

“We know that the Venmo community of nearly 90 million users value the safety, security, ease, and familiarity that paying with Venmo helps to bring to the checkout experience,” said Doug Bland, senior vice president and general manager, head of Consumer at PayPal. “The ability to pay with Venmo on Amazon continues our ongoing commitment to offer the community more ways to spend, send, receive, and manage their money with Venmo.” 

Ease and convenience paying with Venmo

Checking out at Amazon with your Venmo account was designed to make things easier for shoppers, and offer yet another way to pay. 

Amazon has made the option as simple as adding any other payment method to your account. When ready to checkout, select payment methods, and begin the process of linking your Venmo account. After that, you’re all set. Paying with Venmo will then be an option at checkout for all future Amazon purchases. 

You can also opt to use Venmo as your default payment setting, meaning Amazon will pre-select your Venmo account as the primary payment method moving forward. 

Amazon says its customers can feel confident knowing their purchases are secure through Venmo. Additionally, using Venmo on Amazon doesn’t come with any additional fees, and customers will be able to pay the same way they would with Venmo – using their Venmo balance, or their linked credit or debit cards. 

The company has already started rolling out the Venmo feature to users, and all Amazon customers will be able to pay with Venmo by Black Friday.  

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