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Published on March 13th, 2024 | by Sandy Writtenhouse

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How to Set or Change Your Default Payment on Amazon

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While you can store different payment methods in your Amazon account, you may use a particular credit or debit card most frequently. To make purchases easier with that card, here’s how to set or change your default payment on Amazon.

Set or Change the Default Payment on the Amazon Site

It takes only a few steps to set or change your default payment method on the Amazon website.

  1. Visit Amazon.com, sign in, and select Account in the Account & Lists drop-down menu at the top.
  2. Choose Your Payments.
Your Payments on the Amazon Your Account page
  1. You’ll then see all cards saved to your account with the current default card at the top and marked as “Default.” Pick Add a payment method to save a new one if necessary.
Payment methods on Amazon
  1. Select the card you want to make the default to display it to the right and choose Edit.
Edit a payment method on Amazon
  1. Check the box for Set as default payment method. and click Save.
Set as default payment method checkbox on Amazon

The next time you make a purchase, this payment method will display automatically for a quick checkout.

Change Your Payment at Checkout

If you want to use a different payment method at checkout, you can change it easily.

  1. After you choose Proceed to checkout, select Change in the Payment Method section at the top.
Change the payment method on Amazon
  1. Pick the card from the list and choose Use this payment method.
Use this payment method button on Amazon
  1. Then, continue the checkout process as normal.

When you choose a different payment method for a particular order, this won’t change your default card. So, the next time you make a purchase you’ll still see your chosen payment as the default.

Set or Change the Default Payment in the Amazon Mobile App

If you use the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile device, you can set or change your default payment method there just as easily as on the web.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on Android or iPhone and tap the profile tab at the bottom.
  2. Select Your Account near the top.
  3. Pick Your Payments in the Payments section.
  4. Choose the card you want to make the default, which appears at the top and is marked as “Default.” You can also tap Add to save a new card.
Account, Payments, Cards in the Amazon mobile app
  1. Tap Edit, check the box for Set as default payment method., and pick Save.
Edit and Save default payment method button in the Amazon mobile app

The next time buy an item, this payment conveniently displays by default.

Change Your Payment at Checkout

If you want to use a different card when you check out, it’s simple. 

  1. After you tap Proceed to Checkout, select Change payment method in the section below your delivery address.
  2. Pick the card and tap Continue.
  3. Continue the checkout process as normal.
Change the payment method in the Amazon mobile app

Like on the web, picking a different payment method at checkout won’t change your chosen default card. 

By setting a default payment method on Amazon, you can speed up the checkout process. And remember that you can change it for particular orders during checkout if needed.

Now that you know how to set your default payment method, look at how to change your default address on Amazon too.

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