ArtFire Partners with Amazon Payments to Give Shoppers Safe Secure Payment Options

ArtFire Integrates payment system used by 88 million people to better serve Artisans

Tucson, AZ, September 10, 2009 --( In an effort to make shopping on more convenient in time for the holiday shopping season, ArtFire has added Amazon Payments to their payment options. With PayPal, Google Checkout, Revolution Money Exchange, check, money order, and now Amazon Payments, shoppers have more ways than ever before to buy from artisans on

Within more than 88 million people already using Amazon Payments, this partnership will allow new shoppers the chance to make purchases off ArtFire using a payment service they know and trust. With Amazon Payments, shoppers don’t have to worry about signing up for a third party payment service so long as they have an account on Amazon. Amazon’s A to Z guarantee for buyers is well known throughout the ecommerce industry for providing safe, secure online payments and insuring transactions.

“We want customers shopping on ArtFire to be able to use the payment system they’re familiar with,” said John Jacobs, CEO of “This new payment method coupled with ArtFire’s no registration needed to checkout makes it easy for buyers to purchase handmade, vintage, media, and supplies from artisans on the site.”

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ArtFire is the premiere handmade marketplace on the web. Since its launch less than a year ago, ArtFire has accumulated more than 30,000 sellers and storefronts from all about the world. On ArtFire, members can design their own customizable studio storefronts and list their handmade items for sale with no fees involved. Members have full control over their studio policies, including the payment methods they accept. By interpreting Amazon payments into the site, members will be able to choose to offer it as a form of payment to give buyers additional ways to checkout and purchase.

For more information, please contact:
Tony Ford, COO
ArtFire Inc.

Tony Ford