Amazon set to launch mobile credit card reader

Tuesday 29 July 2014 09:54 CET | News

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, reports.

According to the source, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon Card Reader” alongside existing card readers from Square, PayPal, and Staples’ own in-house brand. The small hardware, which will likely connect to smartphones to process payments, will cost USD 9.99.

In recent news, Amazon has launched Amazon Wallet, a mobile wallet application, on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play, so the upcoming hardware is expected to connect to that software.

An exact launch date for the product is not confirmed.

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Keywords: Amazon, card reader, hardware, mobile credit card reader
Categories: Payments & Commerce
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