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What is PayFort?

Amazon Payment Services is the new name for PayFort. PayFort is a leading provider of payment processing services that was acquired by Amazon in 2017.

Throughout this section, and in our API reference and SDK guides, you will see reference to PayFort. You may also see reference to Fort or FORT.

We continue to use PayFort and Fort in our documentation for the simple reason that the code that powers Amazon Payment Services still contains references to PayFort.

To ensure ongoing stability, and to minimize the development overhead for our customers, we are slowly but steadily changing references to PayFort across our core code and our documentation.

In the meantime, when you see PayFort or Fort, you can safely assume that we are referring to Amazon Payment Services features and benefits.

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Want to know more about the history of PayFort, or have any questions about how your existing PayFort solutions translates in the world of Amazon Payment Services? Feel free to email the team on