Amazon AKA the most recognizable and respected retail operation on the planet, are about to release a mobile orientated credit card reader to market. This Amazon Card Reader is supposedly due next month, roughly August 12th and will cost $9.99.
This speculation comes via 9to5Mac, who got their hands on an internal Staples purchase order which had the new Amazon accessory listed. If true, this will put Amazon in direct competition with existing card readers from the likes of PayPal and Square. The card reader itself is expected to connect to you smartphone, tablet or pc physically, presumably via USB. We’ll find out for sure next month.