Canadians can now add money to their Amazon accounts through Canada Post

Pay for Amazon products using cash

Comments

  • Marshall Davidson

    This seems rather pointless to say nothing of cumbersome. You don’t need a credit card to purchase on Amazon really as people can buy gift cards at nearly every major retailer selling such. You also have the option of VISA Debit which most banks offer or prepaid reloadable cards.
    If Amazon announced a PayPal option that may be more newsworthy.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      PayPal on Amazon will never happen, they are competitors. Amazon offers Amazon Payments which processes payments for third-party websites.

      Only way to get around to use PayPal on Amazon is in the US, to pay for your Amazon purchases with a PayPal credit card.

  • Kevin Flynn

    I’ve only had my first cup of coffee, but is this a typo?

    “The benefits of e-commerce should be restricted to Canadians with access to a credit card,”

    Should it read *shouldn’t be restricted*?

    • Roger

      You need that second cup. It’s poorly said, but it makes sense.

    • Kevin Flynn

      The article has been updated since I made that comment.

  • Tim3Tripp3r

    As Marshall already pointed out – you don’t *need* a credit card to use Amazon. The Visa debit card has been around for a while as well as been accepted by Amazon for a good long time. Not to mention that good old Trevor @ Payment Source is probably not doing transactions out of the goodness of his heart, so there will be a fee somewhere along the way which you definitely don’t have with a VISA debit card.

  • Canadiana Jones

    WHY?

    • Do Do

      “The benefits of ecommerce should not be restricted to Canadians with access to a credit card,” said Trevor Cook, CEO of Payment Source, in a November 14th, 2017 media release. “Amazon Cash brings that online shopping experience to everyone.”

    • Canadiana Jones

      This defeats the whole point of ecommerce. The mere fact of having to go somewhere instead of just buying it from the convenience of your home defeats the purpose.

    • Do Do

      I don’t think you’re following, you’re using cash at the post office (with cash or debit) to load money into your Amazon account. You then have money to spend online when you go home. So you don’t need a credit card. At least that’s how I understand it works.

  • FirstLine

    Wish they’d just finally add Interac Online. Why is this so hard? Newegg does it.