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You’ll soon be able to use Venmo for your Amazon purchases

The company says you’ll be able to use your Venmo account for Amazon purchases starting sometime next year.

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Amazon is adding a new payment option at checkout soon. Starting next year, you’ll be able to use Venmo when you checkout on the platform, adding to the standard options available on Amazon.

In an announcement on the company’s blog earlier this week, Venmo’s parent company, PayPal, announced the good news for users. The company says that about 50 percent of Venmo users have expressed interest in paying for online purchases using their Venmo accounts.

And because of this demand, the company has answered. “We’re thrilled to make it possible for our users and Amazon customers to pay with Venmo starting next year,” said the company’s Senior Vice President and GM Darrell Esch.

The way that people are saving and using money is evolving pretty swiftly in today’s day and age, and this effort definitely stems from the need for more flexibility when we are shopping online.

Venmo and PayPal note that online shopping has increased dramatically after the start of the pandemic, and the need for more options for people to pay online is greater than ever.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we have any kind of exact release date for this new Venmo integration with Amazon. The phrase “next year” was continuously used in the announcement. All we know for now is that we can expect to see Venmo as a payment option coming to Amazon sometime in 2022.

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