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No, Amazon doesn’t directly accept Apple Pay for purchases made on their website or app. A lot of people have tried a lot of things to get around that limitation, but the only ‘great way’ to do it is to have an Apple Card (basically a credit card).

The only real suggestion that works is buying Amazon Gift cards from official retailers that take Apple Pay. This is a multi-step process and could require you to go into a physical store in your area to get the cards, but it would work if you are willing to put in the effort.

Making Amazon Purchases with Apple Pay: Your Options

Option 1: Using Your Apple Card

The Apple Card is a Mastercard credit card that works seamlessly with Apple Pay. Here’s how to use it on Amazon:

  1. Add your Apple Card to Amazon: Go to “Your Account” on Amazon and add the Apple Card like you would any other credit card.
  2. Make your purchase: Select the Apple Card as your payment method at checkout.

Option 2: Third-Party Sites That Support Apple Pay

Some retailers selling on Amazon offer Apple Pay as a payment option.

  1. Shop around: Look for items on Amazon sold by other vendors besides Amazon itself.
  2. Look for the Apple Pay logo: When checking out, the Apple Pay logo will show if the retailer supports it.
  3. Pay securely: Complete your purchase conveniently using Apple Pay.

Option 3: Using a Venmo Payment Option

Venmo, owned by PayPal, lets you link your Apple Card. Here’s how to utilize it on Amazon:

  1. Connect your Apple Card to Venmo: Add it within the Venmo app.
  2. Add Venmo to Amazon: Connect Venmo to your Amazon account.
  3. Use Venmo for purchases: Simply select Venmo as a payment method on Amazon.

Important Notes

  • Availability Varies: Not all products on Amazon will have sellers supporting Apple Pay.
  • Fees: Services like Venmo might have fees for certain transactions. Always check before you pay.

Keep in mind: Amazon may directly support Apple Pay in the future, so it’s worth checking their website periodically for updates on accepted payment methods.

Setting Up Apple Card for Amazon Purchases

When you want to use Apple Pay for shopping on Amazon, you’ll need to get a few things sorted out first. Making sure your cards are linked and your identity is verified makes the process smooth.

Linking Your Cards to Apple Wallet

Start by opening the Wallet app on your iPhone. Here, you can add your credit or debit cards. Hit the plus sign and follow the steps to add each card. Each card issuer will have its own verification process, which might involve a quick call to your bank.

Verifying Your Identity With Face ID or Touch ID

For security, Apple requires you to confirm it’s really you making a purchase. If your iPhone supports Face ID, set this up by going to your Settings, tapping on Face ID & Passcode, and enrolling your face. For Touch ID, the process is similar. You’ll find it in the Settings under Touch ID & Passcode.

Selecting Your Apple Card as Your Default Payment Method

Now, within the Amazon app, you can set Apple Pay as your preferred way to pay. While Amazon doesn’t directly accept Apple Pay at checkout, an indirect method is using the Apple Card. Set this as your default payment, and you can enjoy the benefits of Apple Pay, including the security and convenience it offers.

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