The first place to take Amazon Pay Places is the TGI Friday’s restaurant chain in the USA. Now customers can pay for in-store dining and order ahead using the Amazon app and grab their food on the go. This is clearly an initial integration and doubtless more and numerous partnerships will follow. Amazon customers at TGI Fridays in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and Pennsylvania will be the guinea pigs with the new system.
You need the app to get involved. And you’ll be able to browse the menu on the app and make your choice. Then you can pay in advance to dine or head on over to collect your dinner.
It’s a fairly obvious service for Amazon to launch. They have app capabilities and can process payments too. Combining them on the high street just takes them into the realms of what services such as PayPal already offer. But it just shows, yet again, that there isn’t anywhere Amazon won’t try and go. Even if it becomes available at even a small number os international chains, Amazon Pay Places could be a huge profit centre.