You will no longer be asked to check-out on Amazon when backing your favorite inventors on Kickstarter. According to Re/Code, Kickstarter is replacing Amazon as its payment processor with Stripe, a hot payments startup that was recently valued at $3.5 billion. While it only represents one of Amazon’s clients, it’s a big loss for the Seattle retailer, which has recently tried to increase its payments business, with the addition of a new credit card reader and subscription billing service. There were several reasons why Kickstarter made the decision, but the main concern seemed to do with the speed at which businesses could get approval for online accounts and international support.
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