American Express has revealed an online checkout service that works across desktop, mobile and apps to let US card holders make payments with their existing AmEx user ID and password, without having to create or manage a new account.
The company has also teamed up with payment platform Stripe to extend the solution to all
Stripe participating merchants.
“With AmEx Express Checkout, card members simply use their existing americanexpress.com user ID and password and American Express auto-fills the checkout fields with their card details and relevant account information,” the company says.
“Amex Express Checkout is not a wallet and does not require a card member to create or manage a new account. A card member’s account information is transferred to the merchant through a token, allowing for safer transactions than a traditional online checkout.
“And, because American Express auto-fills account information in real time for every online transaction via Amex Express Checkout, both card members and merchants are assured the card number and billing details provided are current — eliminating the need to manually update those details as may be required with an online wallet.”