Amazon Payment Methods and Resolving Payment Issues
If you are looking into purchasing some items at Amazon, you have to be sure that you have any of the allowed means by which you could make the payment. Is a debit card accepted? Does Amazon accept Paypal payments or does it accept wire transfer from Australia? Does Amazon sell gift cards? We’ll answer this questions in this article.
At present, Amazon accepts the following payment methods:
- American Express,
- Diners Club (US billing address only),
- Visa Check Cards,
- payment from your checking account,
- Amazon.com gift cards,
- Amazon.com Gift Card claim codes,
- Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and
- the Amazon Store Card.
If you have any of these payment methods, Amazon will surely entertain your orders.
Amazon currently do not accept Smart Cards, Paypal, and international wire transfer.
Payment Using Debit or Credit Card
Debit, credit, pre-paid and gift cards issued and/or provided by any of the companies enumerated above may be used when purchasing at Amazon. When using a EuroCard and MasterMoney Card, choose MasterCard. If your card is in a non-US dollar currency, like Australian Dollar, your credit company or bank may collect currency exchange fees as well as other transaction fees that it not within the control of Amazon.
When placing an order at Amazon, you need to select a payment method. You cannot divide the payment among several cards except when you are using Amazon.com Gift Cards.
During Check Out, you will see this screen. Here, you have to enter your payment method. So, if you are using a credit or debit card, select “Add a card”; then enter your card’s details
What should you do if the card was rejected or if you’re having problem making the payment?
If your payment has been declined, you bank or the your card’s issuer will not provide Amazon the reason for the same. This is to protect your privacy and security. So what you have to do is to verify if all the details you have entered are correct. Make sure your card’s number and expiration and you name is exactly the same as that which appears on your card. You may also contact your bank about payment authorizations and other security policies. This may cause you some valuable time but you get the reward of keeping your debit and credit card protected and safe from fraudulent use. If the details are correct and you are still having problem, try to select another payment method. The easiest way is to buy Amazon Gift Cards from nearby stores or if none, from third party online sellers.
Purchasing and Using Amazon Gift Card
Amazon.com offers Gift Cards of different value which can be used in its main store, Amazon.com, as well as its affiliate stores like Endless.com. What is nice about Amazon Gift Cards is that they never expire; so you can use it whenever you want and if your gift card has a balance of any amount, the same will be kept on your account for future use. You can buy Amazon Gift Card with a value from $0.15 up to $2,000.
With Amazon, buying a Gift Card is very convenient. You can have one delivered in three different ways:
You may order one and have it delivered through e-mail, Facebook wall post, or mail. You can also download one and print and do the delivery yourself. Aside from that, you can also personalize the card like uploading the photo of the recipient and then have it delivered to his email or post it on his Facebook wall. The Gift cards also come in several designs depending on the recipient and the occasion. Here are some of them: