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What is Amazon Pay?

How does Amazon Pay work?

How do I register for Amazon Pay?

Can you help me set up the Amazon Pay service on my site?

What if my question hasn't been answered?

What is Amazon Pay?

Which services does Amazon Pay offer?

Amazon Pay provides payment solutions for your ecommerce site that lets Amazon customers to pay on your website or mobile site using the information already stored in their Amazon accounts.

If your website uses an ecommerce or shopping cart provider, check out the list of ecommerce providers that support Amazon Pay.

Which types of transactions does Amazon Pay support?

Amazon Pay supports:

Amazon Pay doesn't support:

  • Crowdfunding
  • Transactions for adult products
  • For other unsupported product categories, see Acceptable Use Policy

What payment methods can my customers use?

When your customers make purchases on your site using the Amazon Pay button, the following payment methods are accepted:

  • Credit cards currently accepted include Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB.
  • Debit cards currently accepted include Visa and Mastercard.

Gift cards

Amazon.com Gift Cards can't be used as a payment method for placing an order using Amazon Pay. Amazon.com Gift Cards can only be redeemed toward the purchase of eligible products on Amazon.com and certain related websites, as provided in the Amazon.com Gift Card Terms and Conditions.

How does Amazon Pay work?

What is the disbursement time?

We process disbursements daily. It will take between 1 and 2 business days for the payment to be completed and appear in your bank account. A reserve might be applied according to our reserve policy.

Does Amazon Pay have customer fraud checks in place?

To help reduce bad debt and lower your costs, Amazon Pay has fraud detection capabilities, chargeback controls, and risk management processes at no extra cost. For more information, see the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee Policy for Merchants.

How is sales tax collection handled?

We charge exactly the amount that you tell us to charge. That means if you need to charge VAT or any other sales tax, the amount that you submit to Amazon Pay must include all taxes.

In which countries can my business be located?

Amazon Pay is available for merchants with a place of establishment in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Can I set up international shipping costs?

Yes, all shipping costs are set by you. You can obtain the country and postal code of the shipping address during the checkout process, which helps you to do these computations.

How do I register for Amazon Pay?

What are the basic registration steps?

To get started, click Merchant registration at the top of this page, and then fill in the registration form to provide personal and business information.

Can I use my existing Selling on Amazon account? It says it's not compatible.

Some products are not compatible with Amazon Pay, so you need to create a new Amazon Payments Merchant account with a new email address.

Why do you ask questions about my website?

We need to make sure that your website complies with our Acceptable Use Policy.

When you've completed these steps, we give you access to Seller Central, where you upload a number of documents that are needed for verifying your account and complying with our regulatory obligations. The documentation required depends on your type of business and place of establishment; we will confirm by email which documents we need in your specific case. To complete the verification process, reply to these emails.

How do I find my merchant ID / MWS Key?

You can find your Merchant ID and MWS Keys in Seller Central. Click the Integration menu, and then click MWS Keys. If you need help, contact Merchant Support.

My status is pending. When will I get an update?

Have you provided us with all of the information we need? To make sure, check Seller Central under Settings > Account Info. You might have received additional emails with further instructions. Find a copy of these emails in your performance notifications. If you receive these emails, reply to them to complete the verification process. If you've provided all requested information, Amazon Pay will process your application as soon as possible and email you when processing is complete.

Why does Amazon Pay require my credit card details?

We need to have a card on file in case your Amazon Payments Merchant account shows a negative balance at some point.

If you have problems providing your credit card details, contact Merchant Support using the link that is shown at the bottom of any Seller Central page.

I uploaded a required document but have not heard anything from Amazon Pay. What should I do?

Have you provided us with all of the information we need? To make sure, check Seller Central under Settings > Account Info to be sure. You might have received additional emails with further instructions. Find a copy of these emails in your performance notifications. If you receive these emails, reply to them to complete the verification process. If you have uploaded everything required, Amazon Pay will process your application as soon as possible and email you when processing is complete. If you have problems sending a document to us, contact Merchant Support.

Can you help me set up the Amazon Pay service on my site?

Where can I find extensions and plugins for my ecommerce provider?

To find plugins that will help you to quickly and easily add Amazon Pay solutions to your website, check out our ecommerce provider page.

Can I integrate Amazon Pay and build my ecommerce site myself?

Yes. See our Integration guides and API references, which provide the answers to your integration questions.

Where can I find information about using the Amazon Pay buttons?

Find information about using the Amazon Pay buttons, including the sizes and colors available for you to use, see the button guidelines.

Can Amazon Pay help me with marketing and promotional activities?

Whether it is adding messaging to your site, running display advertising campaigns, or proactively reaching out to your customers via email — our merchant tools page provides information about recommended marketing programs and ready-to use-content.

What if my question hasn't been answered?

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