Amazon Payments just took a big step to topple Paypal

Amazon Payments

Amazon announced on Monday morning that it is taking the next steps to expand the Amazon Payments platform.

The Amazon Payments Global Partner Program will allow more third-party websites to integrate Amazon Payments into their e-commerce platforms.

Once integrated e-commerce platforms can allow their own customers to “Pay with Amazon” at checkout.

Merchants will be able to use Amazon Payments to have their customers log into their Amazon account and use payment methods they have already setup.

With hundreds of millions of active users, Amazon has a user base that rivals every other payment portal on the web. The company also brings a lot of trust into the equation, giving buyers even more reasons to purchase from third-party partners.

The goal of the Global Partner program is to offer an expanded set of services to e-commerce platform providers themselves, instead of just individuals merchants. Among launch partners are PrestaShop, Shopify, and Future Shop, among others.

Using these services partners will gain access to services such as white glove integration, account management, planning support, technical resources and training, and more.

Users qualify for certain services based on their tier of service: Premier Partner, Certified Partner, and Certified Developer.

For now the service is only available as an invite only product in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan.