It offers a 5 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, and 2 percent back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores.
E-commerce companies can already utilize Amazon Payments, making it easier for customers to simply check out by typing in their Amazon.com account information.
MasterCard says it will roll out an application for cardholders to use a picture of their face (selfie), or their fingerprint, to verify their identity when making mobile online purchases.
Amazon said Monday that non-Prime members would have to spend at least $49 per order to qualify for free shipping, up from $35.
A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners puts Amazon Prime memberships in the U.S. at 54 million, having jumped 35 percent last year.
Unlimited data is like gold for a growing number of consumers, for both smartphones and their home-based devices, to watch an increasing vast array of streaming services from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and others.
Lumosity has settled with the Federal Trade Commission, which accuses the company of deceiving consumers with unfounded claims.
Retail brokerage giant Fidelity Investments said today it has partnered with U.S. Bank and Visa in a program that will offer Visa-branded credit cards to U.S. consumers, including Fidelity’s 24 million customers.
While sales at brick-and-mortar stores still accounts for most of holiday spending, the shift toward online shopping is gaining ground. Online purchases surged 20 percent.
After an 11 percent drop in expected holiday spending from $1,014 per consumer in 2013 to $900 in 2014, holiday shoppers plan to spend 3 percent more in 2015.