Affirm has deepened its ties with Amazon in a boost for the "buy now, pay later" company ahead of the holiday season, the company revealed Wednesday as it also announced strong third-quarter earnings.
Affirm is now the exclusive U.S. pay-later provider for Amazon until Jan. 31, 2023, under terms of the deal. Amazon also gets warrants for Affirm's stock.
An Affirm pay-later option will be available for any purchases of $50 or more on Amazon in the U.S. The exclusivity doesn't cover pay-later purchases billed on a credit card; Amazon and Citi have such a deal which predates the Affirm relationship.
The deeper connections between the two companies, first announced in August, give Amazon a pay-later partner to roll out across its site. For Affirm, it opens up a massive distribution channel.
The news came as part of Affirm's quarterly earnings announcement, which showed gross merchandise volume of $2.7 billion, up 84% from the year-ago period, and revenue of $267 million, up 57% from a year ago. Active customers were up 124% to 8.7 million.
Affirm shares were up 23% after hours.