- Amazon is working with credit card companies to create terminals to allow users to pay for items with biometric data from their handprint.
- The online retailer previously patented such technology, which had been presumed to be used at its Whole Food stores
- Amazon currently allows shoppers at its Amazon Go grocery store to pay for items without ever going through a checkout process by downloading the Amazon Go app.
- The technology could give Amazon more information about consumer spending habits, which could allow them to charge a higher rate to advertisers.
Amazon has plans to create payment terminals that would allow shoppers to link a credit card with their own handprint, allowing them to pay at brick-and-mortar stores by simply waving their hand across a scanner, according to a report Saturday from The Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ reported that discussions to create the pay-by-hand terminals are in their early stages, though Amazon has already begun the development process with Visa and is in talks to work with MasterCard.