A leaked Staples document that was obtained and released by 9to5Mac shows that Amazon may be preparing the launch of a credit card reader like Square. Staples lists the Amazon Card Reader among similar devices like Casio cash registers, Paypal Here mobile card reader and the company’s own credit card reader.
According to the document, Staples is supposed to start advertising the new card reader on August 12. Also, the price of the reader is listed as $9.99.
Other sources highlight that the hardware division of Amazon is also working on other mobile payment products. This includes a new biometric fingerprint scanner.
While nothing is official at this point, the launch of the Amazon Wallet App highlights that a hardware piece would be used with it, like a mobile card reader.
Amazon made no official statement about the leak. However, an official statement is expected at the beginning of August or close to the date highlighted in the document.