Amazon Local Register (localregister.amazon.com) is a mobile payment solution from Amazon that was launched in August 2014 to compete with existing mobile processing apps like Square, GoPayment, and PayPal Here. Technically an extension of the company’s “Amazon Local” small business program, Amazon Local Register enables merchants to accept transactions using a free mobile app and a card swiper that plugs into a mobile device’s headphone jack. The service is compatible with all iPhone models after the iPhone 4, all Samsung Galaxy phones after the S3, iPad, iPad Mini, and Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets. It is designed to be used in conjunction with an Amazon Payments account, so merchants will be required to create one if they do not have one already. Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon.