Amazon Payments Balance

Amazon Payments is the simple and trusted way to purchase goods and services on websites across the internet. You can now use your Amazon Payments balance to pay for Amazon.com purchases as well. Click here to learn more about Amazon Payments and how to sign up.

If you have an Amazon Payments account, you'll see the account balance as a payment option on the payment selection page. Just select the option to use the balance on your Amazon Payments account during checkout to pay for your order. If you have a default credit card and shipping address set up, just click the "Change" button next to the payment method on the final checkout page to go back to the payment selection page and select the option to use your Amazon Payments account balance.

The amount shown on the payment selection page is the available balance on your account at the time the order is placed. The available balance displays the total amount of money available for immediate transactions. It does not include any pending transactions. If you want to add more funds to your balance, go to http://payments.amazon.com.

When you select your Amazon Payments balance as your payment option, you'll be required to select a credit card to use in addition to your balance. We will charge your credit card for any amount not covered by your balance at the time we ship your order. A credit card must be used even if the balance on the account is greater than the order total. We will not debit your balance and credit card (if applicable) until your order is ready to be shipped. You can also use an Amazon.com gift card along with the Amazon Payments balance to pay for an order. When your order ships, we'll charge your gift card first, followed by your Amazon Payments balance, and then your credit card (if necessary).

Your Amazon Payments balance can be used for most purchases on Amazon.com, but it cannot be used to order the following:

  • Digital downloads
  • Subscribe & Save
  • Amazon Prime
  • Gift Cards
Learn more about using your Amazon Payments balance to pay for Amazon.com purchases.