Yesterday, Amazon launched the Amazon cash option, a new way to shop on the US website without linking any debit or credit cards to the service. The option is perfect for those who don’t have a bank account or are now getting into online shopping. But how does it work? Here we have all the information you need to know about Amazon Cash:
Amazon Cash allows customers to add balance to their account without having to link their bank cards. The balance can be added to the account by showing a barcode at one of the participating retailers. The process is simple, all customers have to do is take the barcode to the cashier and tell them how much balance they want on their account. The customers pays with cash and the balance is immediately added to the account.
The online retailer has said that customers can do single transactions between $15 and $500 for this option. The Amazon Cash option is not available at all retailers though, the participating stores currently are: D&W Fresh Market, Speedway, CVS Pharmacy, Kum & Go, Sheetz, VG’s Grocery and Family Fare Supermarkets. The Amazon Cash option is only available at the seven participating stores but the online retailer plans to add more soon.
Stores Participating and How To Use
The Amazon Cash option can be found on the US website and all customers have to do is get the barcode from web or mobile. The option can also be found on the Manage Gift Card balance section of the website. The balance the customers add from the retailers is added to the gift card balance of their Amazon account.
Customers need the barcode so the cashier can scan it and apply the amount they want. The option isn’t just for smartphone users as customers can print out the barcode and take it to the store if they don’t have a phone.
Amazon Cash is only available for the US website but is a great addition for those who don’t want to go through all the trouble of using bank cards for online shopping. Some of the participating stores are not in some states but the online retailer is planning to add more.
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