Amazon One launched as palm payment solution
29 September 2020 19:38 GMT

Amazon has launched the Amazon One system as convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium, or badging into work more effortless.

The service is designed to be highly secure and uses custom-built algorithms and hardware to create a person’s unique palm signature.

It’s fast and easy to sign up and use Amazon One, and the firm are excited to hear feedback from customers as the firm begin to make it available as an option for them in a range of locations and for a variety of uses. the firm’ll start in select Amazon Go stores, where Amazon One will be added to the store’s entry gate as a convenient choice for customers to use to enter the store to shop.

In most retail environments, Amazon One could become an alternate payment or loyalty card option with a device at the checkout counter next to a traditional point of sale system. Or, for entering a location like a stadium or badging into work, Amazon One could be part of an existing entry point to make accessing the location quicker and easier.

Customers can use Amazon One as an entry option at two of the firm’s Amazon Go stores in Seattle.

The first step is to insert your credit card. Next, hover your palm over the device and follow the prompts to associate that card with the unique palm signature being built for you by the firm’s computer vision technology in real time. You’ll have the option to enroll with just one palm or both. And that’s it—you’re now signed up. Once you’re enrolled, to use Amazon One to enter these Amazon Go stores, you’ll just hold your palm above the Amazon One device at entry for about a second or so, and be on your way.  

Beyond Amazon Go, the firm expects to add Amazon One as an option in additional Amazon stores in the coming months. And, the firm believe Amazon One has broad applicability beyond the firm’s retail stores, so the firm also plan to offer the service to third parties like retailers, stadiums, and office buildings.

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