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Amazon.com is offering PayPhrase which allows you to pay for purchases at several different websites using your existing Amazon profile.

First you set up a phrase and a four digit PIN on your Amazon profile. You can then use this combination to pay for stuff on partner websites including buy.com, DKNY and Jockey without having to set up different accounts.

This service will be available on all sites using Checkout by Amazon.

The bookseller is also punting the service as an easy way for parents to allow, and oversee, their kids' purchases. You can set monthly allowances and preview and approve purchases for credit card-less teenagers or students away at college.

It also supports subscription payments and charity donations. The service is only available in the US.

More from Amazon here.

No word from the UK press office as to if, or when, we can expect the international roll-out. ®

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