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What is Amazon Pay and how does it work?

You may’ve seen the Amazon Pay button on a non-Amazon website, here’s what it is and does.
on December 17, 2019
If you’re shopping on multiple retail sites, it can be stressful to track your orders and manage payments across several websites. Amazon Pay can help streamline your order management and payments experience. Customers can use their existing Amazon account to make purchases on thousands of their favorite sites around the web. You get to enjoy the experience you know and trust on Amazon through other websites and stores where you already shop.

Here’s how it works

  1. No setup or sign-up

    Amazon customers already have Amazon Pay, so there’s no setup or sign-up required. Once you find an item you love on the site where you’re shopping, just choose Amazon Pay (see example to the right) at checkout, and login with your Amazon account credentials. Instead of creating a new account or having to type in your billing and shipping details, you can speed through checkout in a few clicks.

    Amazon Pay is available across devices including mobile, desktop, and even with an Alexa-enabled device.
  2. Get shipping notifications, make donations, and more

    Alexa and Amazon Pay make everyday activities a little easier. For example with Alexa Delivery Notifications through participating merchants, you can keep tabs on deliveries just by saying, “Alexa, Where’s My Stuff.”

    And if you’re headed to the movie theater, you can skip the lines. Start by asking “Alexa, ask Atom for movie tickets,” to purchase tickets and order concessions using your voice.

    You can also support a 2020 presidential candidate through Alexa, or donate to a charity of your choice by saying “Alexa, make a donation.” And soon you’ll even be able to pay your utility bills with just your voice using Amazon Pay with Alexa.
  3. Start your wish list with our curated gift guide

    Find the perfect gift from more than 200 businesses that offer Amazon Pay with our curated gift guide. There’s something for everyone—from kids, to techy-types, and everyone in-between.
  4. Track your orders through Amazon.com

    Track all of your Amazon Pay orders on Amazon.com. Once you finish checking everything off those wishlists, you can review the status of all your purchases at a glance.

    Go to pay.amazon.com, and click the ‘Sign In’ button in the top right navigation. If you are already on Amazon.com, just click ‘Your Orders’, then click ‘Amazon Pay’.
  5. Shop worry-free

    No matter where you make your purchase, Amazon Pay’s checkout is secure and your eligible purchases are protected by our A-to-z Guarantee. That means Amazon customers can rest assured that they’ll get the product they paid for.
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