Amazon Announces Flexible Payments Service With Simple Amazon FPS Quick Starts APIs

Posted Feb 5, 2009

Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced today that they have made the Amazon Flexible Payment Services (Amazon FPS) and the Amazon FPS Quick Starts available.  Amazon FPS Quick Starts aggregates Amazon FPS APIs into a simplified set of APIs that makes it easier for developers to process transactions on their websites.  This includes one time payments, recurring payments, and pre-payments.

Amazon FPS is the first payment service designed from the ground up specifically for developers.  The FPS system will now allow developers to accept payments directly from Amazon’s millions of customers. Between today and March 15, any developer that signs up and launches their applications by June 1, 2009 will get free payment processing for the first 90 days.  More information can be found at

?Developers have been excited about the flexibility that Amazon FPS offers and the wide range of innovative business cases it enables. Developers have asked us for an easier way to get started and tools that would enable them to make the most of the Amazon FPS feature set. This release incorporates this feedback by introducing Amazon FPS Quick Starts, which significantly simplifies integration while maintaining all the flexibility that Amazon FPS provides,? stated Mark Stabingas, General Manager of Amazon Payments. ?Developers can now choose the Amazon FPS Quick Start that meets their unique business needs and monetize their innovations quickly.?

Amazon FPS Quick Start includes Basic Quick Start (one-time payments for e-commerce), Advanced Quick Start (period or delayed payments for usage-based services), Marketplace Quick Start (building marketplace apps), Aggregated Payments quick Start (consolidation of multiple transactions), and Account Management Quick Start (simplifies integrating account activity).