Amazon.com is pulling the plug on yet another product, announcing on its Web site today that it is closing down its Amazon Register credit card processing service.
The news comes after GeekWire reported earlier today that the company was shuttering its daily deals program and discontinuing the Amazon Local app.
Whether the timing of the closures is coincidence or part of a large culling of Amazon products is unclear.
Mike Isaac at The New York Times spotted the news about Amazon Register, and noted that small merchants may have been wary of the giant online retailer collecting shopping data on customers.
The $10 credit card reader attached to devices in order to allow merchants to process credit cards — similar to how the Square device operates.
“Existing customers can continue to use Amazon Register until February 1, 2016. After that date, we will discontinue Amazon Register,” the company wrote in a message to customers on its Web site. “We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.”
Amazon unveiled the Register product in August 2014, and at the time the company showed excitement about the payment processing service.
“From clothing stores to contractors, food trucks to accountants, businesses and organizations using Amazon Local Register will enjoy industry-leading low rates, trusted and secure payment processing, and access to award-winning customer support,” Matt Swann, Vice President of Amazon Local Commerce, said at the time.