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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Amazon.com Enhances Payment Options with Bill Me Later

image Amazon.com today announced it has signed an agreement with Bill Me Later, Inc., a leading provider of alternative payment technologies, to make the Bill Me Later payment option available on the Amazon.com website. The company also announced it is making an equity investment in Bill Me Later, Inc.

"Bill Me Later has developed a very customer-centric method to make online shopping even easier," said Matt Swann, vice president of payments at Amazon.com. "We are pleased to make the convenience of Bill Me Later available to our tens of millions of Amazon customers."

Bill Me Later is among the most widely adopted alternative payment technologies for the largest online retailers. Bill Me Later enables consumers to shop online without using a credit card and helps retailers simplify the payment experience.

"Amazon.com and Bill Me Later share the same commitment to making shopping easy for consumers," said Gary Marino, CEO of Bill Me Later. "Just as Amazon invented a new and better way for people to shop online, Bill Me Later has created a new and better way for people to pay for purchases online."

The terms of Amazon's investment have not been disclosed. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.

About Bill Me Later

Bill Me Later is a technology company helping to connect leading merchants with high value customers by improving the purchase experience. Bill Me Later's payment and marketing technology solutions help establish and maintain trusted relationships between hundreds of top tier retailers and high value customers at the point-of-sale. The solutions are the first new payment methods since credit cards to be so broadly available within the United States.

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