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Creating and accessing your Amazon Payments account

If you have an Amazon account, you can already shop on non-Amazon websites that accept Amazon Payments. There is no separate registration process. You can open an Amazon Payments account the first time that you make a payment on any third-party website that accepts Amazon Payments after you have accepted our Customer Agreement.

To activate your Amazon Payments account, do this:

  1. Place an order with any merchant that accepts Amazon Payments. (See a list of Featured merchants.)
  2. Use your Amazon credentials (your email address and Amazon password) when you are asked to sign in and accept our Customer Agreement.
  3. Select a payment method from your Amazon account to complete the payment and easily complete the checkout process.

See also

Using your Amazon Payments account