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Amazon Books customers in Bethesda Row can make purchases using their palm with Amazon One.

Amazon Books customers in Bethesda Row can now pay for their purchases with their palm.

Amazon announced Thursday that it has installed its new Amazon One payment service at three of its stores, including Bethesda Row at 7117 Arlington Road.

The other stores are in Washington, DC and New York.

Amazon One is a contactless payment option. Customers sign up for the service by inserting their credit card into the Amazon One device, swiping their palms over it and following the instructions that connect the credit card to the palm, according to a press release.

Customers can then verify by simply swiping their palm over the device.

Customers are not required to create an Amazon account to use the service, according to the press release. They just need to enter their phone number and credit card.

Amazon One is currently available in 23 stores across the country, including Amazon Go, Whole Foods Market, Amazon Books, Amazon 4-Star, and Amazon Pop Up, according to the company’s website.

Amazon plans to add the service to its 4-star store at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda soon, he said.

Dan Schere can be contacted at [email protected]

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