6 tips to get the most out of your Amazon account and Amazon Pay
Amazon Pay is more than just a button, it’s the smart way to pay. Learn how to enjoy all the advantages Amazon Pay has to offer.
Originally published 9/30/21
Shopping online should be a fun, seamless experience. The reality, however, is often quite different – an endless process of creating new accounts, remembering passwords, squinting to make out the faded numbers on your credit card, and then filling out a multi-step form… And don’t even get us started on trying to manage your online purchases after you’ve successfully made it through checkout. In short, online shopping can often take the fun out of shopping altogether. But there’s a better way to shop online – Amazon Pay.
Amazon Pay brings the fast, secure and familiar experience of shopping with Amazon to tens of thousands of online stores. That means you can use your existing Amazon account to shop at the sites you love – without the struggle to create, or remember, a login, fill in billing and delivery addresses, and provide payment information.
In fact, there’s a lot more to Amazon Pay that you might not even know about it – check out this Q&A to discover how Amazon Pay works, and how easy it is to enjoy it every day, everywhere.
Q: How can I sign up for Amazon Pay?
A: If you have an Amazon account, you’re already set up.
As an Amazon account holder, you’re ready to start shopping with Amazon Pay. Just look for the Amazon Pay button, and we’ll take care of the rest. No additional registration is necessary, which means you don’t need to create a new account or remember old passwords. Explore our featured brands today.
Q: How fast is Amazon Pay?
A: Faster than you can say, “where’s my credit card?”.
If you’re not already logged in to your Amazon account, you just need to sign in and select your payment method and delivery address. Amazon Pay simply uses the information already stored in your Amazon account. That also includes your address book, so whether you’re shopping for your mum or your best friend, you’ll have their address handy wherever you shop.
Q: Where can I use it?
A: Pay every day, everywhere.
Amazon Pay is a service offered to Amazon customers, and you’re enabled to use it everywhere you find it. Whether you’re checking out at tens of thousands of online stores around the world, managing your payment methods in your account on Amazon.co.uk or using Amazon Pay on Alexa*.
Q: Can I make a purchase by voice?
A: Just ask Alexa.
Alexa and Amazon Pay make everyday activities a little easier. You can place your Amazon Pay orders by voice, and enable Alexa Delivery Notifications through participating brands to get package tracking alerts or buying cinema tickets with just your voice*
Q: Is my payment information shared?
A: Only the partial information required.
We don’t share your full credit card, debit card or bank account number with sites or charitable organisations that accept Amazon Pay. They only receive information that is required to complete your transaction. This may include your name, email address and delivery address.
A: And yes, Amazon Pay is safe.
Your transactions are safe and secure, and everything can be tracked in your Amazon account. Amazon Pay is a way to check out quickly and securely online, and your eligible purchases of physical goods are protected by our A-to-z Guarantee.
It’s time to make online shopping fun again. Next time you’re checking out on one of your favourite sites, be sure to use Amazon Pay to enjoy all the benefits that come with one little button.
*Availability may vary based on Alexa Skills integration.