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Using Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay is a service that lets you use the payment methods already associated with your Amazon account to make payments for goods or services on third-party websites.

When you see the Amazon Pay button on a third-party website or in an app, you can use the Amazon Pay service to:

  1. Sign in using your Amazon account credentials.
  2. Accept the User Agreement on first use when prompted.
  3. Complete your purchase.
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If you have an Amazon account, you can already shop on non-Amazon websites and in apps that accept Amazon Pay. There is no separate registration process, and purchasing is easy:

  1. Look for the Amazon Pay button on a merchant website or in an app. (See a list of Featured merchants.)
  2. Use your Amazon credentials (your email address and Amazon password) when you are asked to sign in and accept our User Agreement.
  3. Choose a payment method from your Amazon account to complete the payment and easily complete the checkout process.

Expect this when using Amazon Pay

  • To make a payment, you can use any credit or debit card on file in your Amazon account, although you might be limited to Visa and Mastercard in some circumstances.
  • After your purchase, expect to receive an email from Amazon Pay notifying you that the payment has been authorized and a second email confirming the purchase.
  • The merchant will send you an invoice in email.

Don't expect this when using Amazon Pay

  • When making a payment, you cannot use an Gift Card for purchases directly with third-party merchants. A third-party website or seller that suggests payment using an Gift Card is not a legitimate Amazon Pay merchant.
  • You will never receive an invoice from Amazon Pay asking for payment using Gift Cards.
  • No matter the currency of your transaction, Amazon Pay never adds a foreign transaction fee, although your card issuer might.

Be wary of these common internet scams

  • Requests for Gift Card claim codes
  • Payments that are made off the merchant site
  • Payments made by bank transfer
  • Payments to guarantee the transaction
  • Payments to receive a large amount of money
  • Payments to guarantee a credit card or loan
  • Offers that you are not sure are honest
  • Payments to someone whose identity you can't confirm

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