Amazon has a new payment option in its online store, and it’s not something you’re likely to be using often.
That said, it’s the latest in a series of additions to the company’s payment options, including Amazon Pay for Apple Pay, which will be available on iPhone and iPad starting in the next few weeks.
You can now pay with Amazon Smile on your iPhone or iPad.
But you can only use it on one device at a time.
You’ll need to use both Amazon Pay and Amazon Smile to pay for purchases with both services.
To find out more, we spoke to Amazon Payments chief marketing officer, Ben Sperry, to learn how the new payment system works and what it takes to use it.
Sperry says Amazon Smile is an “all-in-one” payment solution, and unlike Amazon Pay, it won’t require you to set up a third party payment processor like Stripe or PayPal.
Instead, Amazon Smile uses a “salesforce-powered” solution that uses a special software called Salesforce Seller Solutions to process payments.
When you make a purchase using Amazon Smile, Amazon sends a message that the item was purchased, with a link to a sales page for that purchase.
Sperrian said that it takes up to 60 seconds to process a purchase.
“The seller has to make sure it’s actually the seller that sent the message to Amazon,” Sperria said.
“When you click on the link to go to the purchase page, they’re going to send you the message.
Then, you’re going have to send your card information to the seller.”
When you use Amazon Smile with Amazon Pay you’ll need a salesforce-branded payment account.
It’s an Amazon-branded email address, but the email address you’ll get from Amazon is the same one you’ll use when you buy products through Amazon’s app.
“It’s a unique Amazon payment address, and if you buy with Amazon, you’ll receive a verification code,” Sverrle said.
Amazon Pay requires you to create an Amazon Pay account to pay with.
You also need to be signed in to your Amazon Payments account.
To use Amazon Pay on both devices, you have to register the account with Amazon.
“There’s no sign-up required, it’ll automatically be created for you,” Svalry said.
Once you’ve registered your account, you can use it to pay in either of Amazon’s payment apps.
For example, you could make a payment using Amazon Pay using your Amazon account on your smartphone or tablet, and Amazon Pay would process it using the Amazon Smile payment method.
Svalry says that Amazon Smile will be supported on the iPhone and Apple TV, but only on iOS.
Svalria says that it’ll be available for Android and Chrome OS soon, but declined to provide further details.
Sparrle says that the Amazon Payments team is “working very hard” to support Amazon Smile as quickly as possible.
Amazon has had an impressive history with mobile payments.
In May, Amazon announced that it was extending its $99 one-time fee for Prime members and its $79 one-off fee for first-time users to two-year terms.
Severr said that Amazon is working on expanding the payment option to other services like Paypal and PayPal.
“The more you use it, the more it will expand,” he said.