The payment methods have never been so numerous, varied and diversified. You can pay nowadays with cash, credit or debit cards, your smartphone, even your eyes (retinal scan) or through even more complex means involving cryptocurrencies. However, Amazon is breaking the game with a payment solution that has never been used before. The American firm yesterday unveiled Amazon One, a contactless payment system, and by palm.
Testing phase for Amazon One
Not yet deployed on a global scale, Amazon One is only in the testing phase in two of the Amazon Go grocery stores in the city of Seattle, in Washington State in the United States.
Indeed, it is a payment system that breaks the codes. Its users will only need the palm of their hand to make payments. A gesture that risks becoming popular, when we know the firepower of Amazon which has literally colonized the world.
How it works ?
Fairly simple to operate Amazon One uses three entities to make a payment.
The first of these is of course an Amazon account, which is linked to the second entity. This second entity being a bank account in good standing from which the debit will be made. Then, the whole thing is combined with a system for recognizing micro-waves in the palm of the hand, via a dedicated terminal.
Customers will only have to pass their palm over the scanner or recognition terminal to make the payment. And voila.
What about the personal data of users?
” We take the security of sensitive data like the palm of your hand and your payment information very seriously “, provides the corresponding page of the Amazon One site. ” Your palm data and payment information is not stored on the device, and multiple layers of security, along with controls, protect your data at all times, including through encryption, data isolation or dedicated secure areas with controlled access»Reassures Amazon, in a press release.