July 23, 2014
Amazon has silently joined the mobile wallet race with the introduction of the Amazon Wallet on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The wallet does not feature any mobile payment options or credit/debit-card storage. It is a fairly downsized mobile wallet that enables users to store and organize their loyalty cards, gift cards and other store cards.
For select merchants, users can check their gift-card balances. For mobile users, the Amazon Wallet app is in beta testing, and it ships preinstalled on the new Fire phones. Amazon Wallets are connected to Amazon’s digital-wallet microsite, which lists the credit and debit cards that users have attached to their Amazon account in addition to any gift, loyalty or membership cards.
In addition, your Amazon Wallet cards can be viewed and edited at Amazon.com/wallet, where you will also find the credit cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods saved in your Amazon account, Amazon states.