Merchant help > Getting paid

Accessing funds in Seller Central

Getting paid for your sales using Amazon Pay requires just four steps:

  1. Set up your checking account in Seller Central; we can't pay you until you specify your ACH-enabled checking account. (ACH—Automated Clearing House—means that we can directly deposit your funds.)
  2. Ensure that you have a valid credit card number in Seller Central. This is required in order for disbursements to be made to your bank account.
  3. Sell your products using "Amazon Pay" buttons, and ship them only to the addresses specified by the buyer.
  4. Capture payments for your orders; this is required to collect payment from the buyer.

Note: Whenever you add or change your bank account information, we apply a one-time, 3-day hold on disbursements starting the day on which the change takes effect. Also, there is usually a 3 to 5 day period between the time we post your disbursement and the time when it appears in your bank account.

Set up your checking account

  1. Sign in to your account on Seller Central.
  2. Click Settings, and then click Account Info.
  3. Click Deposit Method, and then click View Details (or click Add if no bank account is already associated with the account).
  4. In the Amazon Pay area, click Edit (or click Add if no bank account is already associated with the account).
  5. Select an existing bank account or select Use a new bank account.
  6. Enter your bank account information, including the bank name and routing number.
  7. Click Submit.
    Note that if you are adding a new bank account, you will need to wait for 3 days for our automated deposits to clear and be accepted into your bank account.


Add or update your Deposit Method length: 2:44

Ensure valid credit card number

You can review details of the credit card that is associated with your account by visiting the Account Info page under Settings in Seller Central.

To edit the credit card information, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click Settings, and then click Account Info.
  2. Click the Edit button next to Charge Method.
  3. If you want to select a different credit card, click Select an Existing Credit Card, or select Enter a new Credit Card and Billing Address.
  4. If you want to edit your existing credit card, click Edit next to the current credit card details.
  5. Enter the details of the charge method that you want to use.
  6. Click Submit.


Updating your Charge Method length: 2:02

Sell and ship your products

  • Put "Amazon Pay" buttons on your website to sell your products
  • Ship your orders as quickly as you can; shipping quickly is a key way to gain customer loyalty

Capture payment

After you ship your order, you must Capture payment to collect funds from the buyer. Use the Amazon Pay APIs to collect payment from the customer by using the information provided in their order. If you do not Capture payment, then you will not be paid for the order. After 180 calendar days have elapsed from the day on which an order was placed, you will no longer be able to Authorize any further payments.

On a daily basis, we disburse payments to your bank. See Adding and managing a bank account for information on setting up your bank account information.

Express Payouts

Express Payout allows eligible merchants to receive their disbursements from accrued Seller Central balances to their bank accounts within the next business day instead of the current 3 to 5 business days delivery quote. To qualify for Express Payouts, you must meet the following criteria:

If you meet all three of these criteria, you can manually opt-in on the Deposit Methods page on Seller Central.