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Amazon Pay to support utility bill payments

Oct. 28, 2019 2:11 AM ETAMZN, PYPLBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor19 Comments
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) used its Money 20/20 keynote Sunday to reveal it would be giving Amazon Pay users the ability to pay utility bills.
  • That will enable users to pay online or by voice, using Amazon's Alexa assistant.
  • Amazon is partnering on the feature with Paymentus, which reached a similar bill-pay partnership earlier this year with PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL).
  • Customers can get notifications through Alexa when their bills are due, and ask questions about the bill. Amazon expects the feature to reach 95% of ZIP codes by year-end.

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Returnofthemus profile picture
"Alexa bring me a cup of tea"

Why doesn't this sh*t work? www.theregister.co.uk/...
Invstock profile picture
Would like to see the stats on how many people would use this capability. If it's low, then this is a waste of development and maintenance money by Amazon.
I've had auto pay set up for decades to pay all my bills, never had any issue with any payment. I'm an AMZN investor but this service has zero interest to me.
Concerning Auto Pay which I've used forever, I don't worry about hacking....I'm as secure as I can be plus this is my guarantee - -

Protecting you from unauthorized activity in your account

If you lose cash or securities from your account due to unauthorized activity, we'll reimburse you for the cash or shares of securities you lost. We're promising you this protection, which adds to the provisions that already govern your account, if unauthorized activity ever occurs and we determine it was through no fault of your own
lots of worries if using your bank account for autopay - many opportunities for having your account hacked - safer to use bill pay
I've never used bill pay....If I have to go online to pay I'll stay with auto pay....much easier and I;ve been doing it for many many years without a problem.
Let's hope encription which I spelled wrong continues to work.
Invstock profile picture
The best way is e-bills. The auto-pay is only triggered from the utility issuing the transaction to your bank.
Auto pay is the easiest way to pay all bills. No worries about anything.
Gary J is Rich on AMZN profile picture

Autopay of the Amazon Prime Chase Visa is better.
Doctor's husband profile picture
Amazon is using our township to test taking payment for everything from the. newspaper delivery kids to tipping your server. people seem to resent Amazon taking a 25% facilitation and processing fee. Trumps was charging us 35% previously. While Bezos won here it cost him the Starwars contract. Remember. if you read it on SA it must be true. LOL
Sign me up for 5% amazon discount. /s
Gary J is Rich on AMZN profile picture
Why would they give you 5%?
That’s /s means sarcasm. I was playing off their amazon card that gives you 5% off when you buy from their site.
I use the sarcasmark (!)
It’s such a small business and what will amazon gain from doing this ?
Windsun33 profile picture
Small? Hard to find anyone that does not have some kind of utility bill.
So small every major grocer from Alberstons to Wmart has been processing utility biils payments including cable from the public for yrs
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