Quick Answer: Why Can’t I Pay With My Amazon Account?

Why can’t I pay with my Amazon account?


There are certain products that Amazon won’t let you purchase with a checking account.

These include gift cards, Amazon Prime memberships, digital downloads such as MP3 files, and, depending on your account history, purchases that exceed a certain dollar amount.

How do you use your Amazon account balance?

To pay with an Amazon Payments balance:

  • Select the option to use the available balance on your Amazon Payments account during checkout to pay for your order.
  • Select a credit card to use in addition to your available balance to account for any amount not covered by your balance at the time we ship your order.

Why is my payment being declined on Amazon?

If your order is on hold due to a payment issue, there are several things you can check to resolve the declined payment. If your payment method has been declined, do one of the following: Confirm your credit card number, expiration date, billing address, and phone number were entered correctly in Your Account.

How do you pay on Amazon?

Make a Payment on an Amazon Store Card or Amazon Credit Builder Account

  1. Hover over Payments at the top of page, and then scroll down and click Make a Payment.
  2. Select Minimum Payment, Statement Balance (as of your last statement), Current Balance, or Other.