Amazon offers PayCode cash payments in US

US Amazon customers will now be able to pay for their deliveries in cash with the launch of Amazon PayCode. 

Customers choose Amazon PayCode at the checkout and then pay for their goods at one of the 15,000 US Western Union locations.

In addition Amazon has launched Amazon Cash that enables customers to local cash onto their Amazon balance for purchases. This is now available at more than 100,000 cash-loading locations across the US.

According to the online giant, 80% of Americans live within five miles of a Western Union branch, adding to the convenience of the PayCode service.

“We’re constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience on behalf of our customers, and are proud to expand Amazon Paycode to customers in the U.S.,” said Ben Volk, Director, Payments at Amazon. “Customers have told us they love the convenience of paying in cash. Together with Western Union, we’re able to offer customers more shopping choices, enabling them to pay for their online purchases in a way that is convenient for them.”

“As one of the world’s largest digital and physical money movers, we’re innovating our service to give customers more access and choice,” said Khalid Fellahi, President, Consumer Money Transfer for Western Union. “We’re embracing the complexity of a world where cash and digital payments are likely to coexist far into the future. We are providing easy solutions for customers who want access to the convenience of online shopping but prefer to pay in-person.”

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