Amazon Flexible Payment Service

Amazon Web Services rival to Google Checkout and PayPal. Advantages: significantly lower fees for debit card transactions (debit cards cost less to process than credit cards, and Amazon passes the savings along; PayPal keeps the savings for themselves) and, for customers who already have Amazon accounts, express checkout.

Interesting but unsurprising sign of the times: they’ve got example code for Java, PHP, Ruby, and C#, but none for Perl.

Sunday, 5 August 2007