Unfortunately, Amazon does not accept Apple Pay.
The company only accepts debit cards, credit cards, and gift cards only.
But don’t worry, if you still want to use your Apple Pay with your Amazon purchases, you can do so by using an Apple Card instead.
Why Can’t You Use Apple Pay At Amazon
Amazon and Apple Pay don’t have an existing contract as of the moment. Therefore, you can’t use this digital wallet when you shop on Amazon. The store doesn’t even allow users to use Apple Pay even if you use iOS devices, unlike other stores that have their workaround.
Another reason the online store doesn’t have this payment method is that Apple Pay is more popular for in-store shopping.
The purpose of Apple Pay is to allow users to use their phone to purchase items instead of their physical cards. Amazon users don’t have to worry about this because all the payment transitions are digital.
At the same time, Amazon isn’t losing a lot of business even if they haven’t been allowing Apple Pay as a payment method.
Being the biggest eCommerce company in the world, many people still prefer shopping on their platform than any other, even if they don’t provide many payment method choices.
Unfortunately, Amazon has expressed no interest in accepting Apple Pay or any digital wallets in the future.
However you can use an Apple Card instead.
Can You Use Apple Cards On Amazon?
Yes, you can. Even if Apple Pay is not an accepted payment method on Amazon, you can use an Apple Card instead.
First introduced in 2019, Apple Card is the company’s signature credit card that’s specifically designed with Apple Pay for your iOS devices, such as iPhones and Apple watches.
Apple Cards use Mastercard as their payment processing network. That’s why you can use this card on merchants that accept Mastercard, including Amazon.
How To Pay With Apple Card At Amazon
Since Amazon accepts all types of debit and credit cards, you can use your Apple Card to pay for your purchases.
However, you need to set up your Apple Card first, even if you have your Apple Pay account. If you don’t have one yet, follow the instructions below:
- On your iOS device, open the Wallet app.
- Then press the + icon found on the upper right corner and choose Apple Card from the drop-down menu.
- Before you continue to the next window, be sure to read the prices, terms and conditions.
- Next, fill out the details and add your legal name, date of birth, email, and phone number.
- Once you’ve filled out your information, the app will show you your credit limit, annual percentage charges and fees.
- Your credit card details will only be available after Apple has evaluated and approved your application. If you want a physical card, you can request a complimentary free Titanium Apple card, which will be mailed to you.
Once you have received your Apple Card details, you can now set it up on Amazon. Here’s how:
- Log in to your Amazon account. If you don’t have yet, create one.
- Once logged in, click on New Payment Method.
- Then, choose Add Card and provide your Apple Card information.
- Save the information and you can start shopping on Amazon.
Remember to choose to pay with your Apple Card once you’re done adding items to your cart. After every successful transaction, the amount will be automatically deducted from your Apple Pay. Lastly, you can use your Apple Card on both the Amazon website and app.
Apple Pay Alternatives That Amazon Accepts
If you haven’t been approved yet with an Apple Card and need to purchase items on Amazon right away, you can use any credit and debit card including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB.
However, in some cases, you can only use Visa and Mastercard credit cards. If this is the case, the checkout process will inform you they’re the only accepted cards and will ask you to add one of them to continue your transaction.
Amazon Gift Cards can only be used to purchase qualified items and services on the eCommerce platform and other related sites provided in the gift card’s terms and conditions. Unfortunately, you can’t use this gift card as a payment method to place an order using Amazon Pay.
Stores That Accept Apple Pay
If you’d like to use Apple Pay, here are some that accept it:
- Acme Markets
- Food Maxx
- Mc Donalds
- Save Mart
- Shop N Save
- Super Valu
- Taco Bell
- Whole Foods Market
- Winn Dixie
Unfortunately, Amazon does not accept Apple Pay as a payment method. So, if you love using your Apple Pay to shop, you need to consider using a different method when purchasing at the eCommerce platform. Thankfully, you can use your Apple Card instead of using your traditional cards.