Amazon is an online store where we find practically everything and one of the things we look at when choosing an online store is how we can pay, what are the accepted payment methods. In this case, we explain Amazon payment methods: accepted ones, not accepted ones, how to pay in installments or how to buy or redeem gift cards in the store.
If you are thinking of buying on Amazon, these are all the accepted and denied payment methods but also how to redeem your balance, how to buy it, how to recharge.
Accepted payment methods
You can pay on Amazon with the following methods:
- Visa Electron 4B
- American express
- Master International
Payment with bank account
You must add it to your payment methods by following the steps that we will explain at the end of this article and you will need a series of data: the IBAN and BIC numbers, instead of the bank identification code and the account number that Amazon asked you before.
Also, only some countries allow it. You can only pay in euros and the countries from which we can choose to pay with a bank account are the following: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland , Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland.
As collected from Amazon information, some orders do not allow this option. Also, you should keep in mind that you can receive any additional fee of up to 3 euros if your bank rejects the direct debit payment for any reason in which you are guilty, for example.
Payment in various installments (Cofidis and Credit Line)
Cofidis offers payment in several installments and you can see it on the payment page when you buy a product on Amazon. You will see Pay in 4 or Credit Line and you will be redirected to a Cofidis form that you must fill out online. Of course, you must have previously registered a valid payment card in Amazon and the expiration date must not be less than four months. Complete the form, provides an electronic copy of the DNI or passport, fill out the application and send it. Cofidis will review it and you will receive a response accepting the request or rejecting it. A financing of up to three months with Cofidis whose terms will be made as follows:
- Last product shipment date: D-Day
- First payment: Day D + 1 day
- Second payment: D-Day + 32 days
- Third payment: D-Day + 63 days
- Fourth payment: D-Day + 90 days
If you choose to pay in installments with Credit Line you can finance in monthly installments up to 30 months. They explain from Amazon: “As soon as the complete order has been sent, the amount will be divided according to the number of payments you have chosen. Receipts are normally uploaded on the second day of the month. The deadline is between the 22nd and 27th of the month. If the shipping date is before the deadline, between the 22nd and the 27th of the month (M), the receipt will be charged on the second day of the following month (M + 1). If the shipment is made after this deadline, the receipt will be charged on the second day of M + 2 ”.
You can choose the financing between 75 and 3000. And once approved, Credit Line will appear as one of the payment methods in Amazon.com that you can choose in other purchases whenever you need it and without the need for fill in the Codifis form again, as we have explained before.
Pay in 4 installments with Amazon
The 4-installment payment option with Amazon is available as a payment option on the product detail page and you cannot always choose it. Can only be used to purchase new Amazon devices or refurbished Amazon devices certified, sold and shipped through Amazon.com. It will only be here when we see this payment option. Additionally, it can only be used to purchase one device per device family up to a maximum of three devices in your basket. Namely, only one device per family refers to families or categories such as Amazon Fire TV, Echo devices or speakers, Fire tablets, or Kindle readers.
In addition, you must meet a series of requirements: be an Amazon customer for a year or more, be a resident of Spain, have a valid credit or debit card associated with your account and that is not prepaid, and have a good “payment history” previous on Amazon.com on other product purchases.
How does it work? The total price is charged with VAT in four installments the same according to a payment plan marked by Amazon: The first installment when it is sent, the second installment when 30 calendar days have passed, the third when 60 calendar days have passed and the fourth and last installment after 90 days from the date of shipment. You authorize to charge each installment with the selected payment and with the registered card.
Payment methods not accepted
At the moment, Amazon does not allow us to pay even when we receive the order (it does not accept cash on delivery) nor does it allow the use of secure platforms such as PayPal.
- Checks or money orders
- Cash payments in any currency
- Promissory notes
- Cash on delivery
Amazon gift cards and checks
The Amazon gift cards or checks are sent digitally or through a physical card and are an ideal gift because that person (or yourself) can spend the money on whatever they want and need.
Buy a gift voucher
To buy a gift voucher we can do it from Amazon for anyone you want. There are four options: gift vouchers with immediate or planned delivery, Printable birthday or greeting checks or mailed checks with free shipping in a gift card box. Also there are recharge options that work like the balance of any regular prepaid card.
From the Amazon.com Gift Certificate website you will see a series of different options and categories and you can choose between several designs. That is, there is not only a gift card option but you can choose between something sober and classic or a birthday card with balloons, a anniversary card, Merry Christmas. Once you choose the gift card or voucher, you can choose the amount between 20 and 1,000 euros and add it to the basket in the same way as any product you buy.
In the case of E-gift vouchers, they work the same and allow you to recharge from 0.15 euros to 5,000 euros and there are different designs that we can choose from depending on the occasion. Once you choose, you can choose if it is standard, animated or with your photograph or personalized video and you choose the exact amount and how it is delivered (by email or SMS) You fill in the data with the messages for that person and the date and time at you want the email or SMS to be sent with the code.
You can redeem Amazon gift vouchers that you have won in contests or sweepstakes or simply if someone has given you an Amazon credit card so you can buy whatever you want. The total amount of the gift voucher will be stored in your Amazon balance and is valid for ten years from the date of issue so you don’t have to worry if you don’t want to spend it on something immediately.
The redemption code of the gift voucher has 14 or 15 characters and, in general, it contains letters and numbers (for example, it can be similar to this: AS25-NJZ1JX-CZCP5) We can receive it through an email if it is a gift or contest but also in physical cards. From Amazon, they explain “if you have a plastic gift card, you may have to” scratch or peel “the back protective layer to see the redemption code. To redeem it and add it to the balance, we simply have to go to the web amazon.es/reedem Or, follow a few simple steps: Open account> Go to My account> Choose “Your payments”> Scroll> Search for “Redeem a check reagalo.” Here you can enter the corresponding code and the balance will be added.
How to register payment methods
You can add credit cards to pay on Amazon automatically. The steps are the following:
- Open Amazon
- Go to your account by tapping on “Account and lists”
- Choose “My account” in the dropdown
- Go to “Your payments” where you can manage them
From here you can see the credit and debit cards that you can have on Amazon. You will see the card type and the last four digits. Also, the expiration date. At the bottom you cans “Add another payment method.” You will see two options: Add a credit or debit card or add a bank account directly.
Simply tap on either of the two options (as you can see in the image below) and fill in the data. For the card you will need the card number and the name that it puts, in addition to the expiration date. For the bank account you will need the BIC (Swift code) and the IBAN in addition to the account holder.
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