Amazon Payment Services, a Mena-based digital payment processing service, has expanded its services to Bahrain with the addition of the Benefit payment method to its network.
Its merchants can now accept payments made through Benefit, Bahrain’s electronic network for financial transactions while continuing to get support for global payment methods, a statement said.
Managing director for Amazon Payment Services in Mena, Peter George, said: “Our overarching goal at Amazon Payment Services is to offer convenient, seamless and secure digital payments to our merchants across the region.
“Our launch in Bahrain supports this vision, helping merchants in the region to serve customers, while also making our offering available to local businesses. Merchants in Bahrain can now access our range of innovative payment products and services to facilitate simple, fast, and secure online payments for their customers.
“Our expansion into Bahrain represents the next milestone in our journey as Amazon Payment Services, taking the total number of countries we serve in the Mena region to nine. We look forward to working with merchants and partners in the country to facilitate digital payments adoption, in line with Bahrain’s digitisation strategy.”
As the main network for all electronic financial transactions throughout Bahrain, Benefit accepts and processes payments from all locally issued debit cards.
Amazon Payment Services enables payments on Amazon stores in the region including Amazon.ae, Amazon.sa and Amazon.eg, in addition to supporting other merchants and businesses across the region.
Already offering their services in Bahrain through Amazon Payment Services is Platinum List, the GGC’s biggest ticketing platform by the user base.
CEO of Benefit, Abdulwahed AlJanahi, said: “We are happy to be working with Amazon Payments Services offering users an elevated payment experience.
“This cooperation aligns with our plans to strengthen our international partnerships while supporting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national 2030 vision. With this integration, users will enjoy new reliable and trusted payment methods via our electronic payment gateway using their locally issued debit cards.”
The company’s services are available for businesses across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.