Sunday, October 3, 2021

How to Update Default Payment Method on Amazon

Shopping on Amazon is exciting and fun. We use different payment methods to purchase an order. Since Amazon is a customer-centric company, it accepts a variety of payment modes to make life easier. You can choose your payment method while placing your order. Cash on delivery is also available for items that are less than $1,500 USD.

On Amazon, you can add/remove and change the payment method. To make the payment fast, setting up the default payment method could be the first step. This could improve your online purchasing experience at Amazon.

With the help of the default payment method, you can add credit and debit cards. Amazon accepts popular credit and debit cards for ease of use. Store card can also be used to set as the preferred payment method. If you're a Prime member, you can make use of the store card to earn 5% cash back for every eligible purchase you make at Amazon.

Some payment methods are excluded from adding as a default setup. If any of the regular payment methods are available on the default payment setup page, Amazon may add the exempted options in the future.

Updating the default payment method will not alter the payment process for an existing order. It will work only for your future purchase at Amazon.

Once the validity of the card is ended, you have to configure the default payment option with new card information for seamless purchase.

Default Payment Method Amazon

Preferred Payment Method on Amazon

The preferred payment setup is simple and straightforward on Amazon. We will briefly discuss how to change the default payment method on Amazon account, Prime membership, and Prime Video. Let's get into the guide quickly.

How To Add, Change and Remove Default Payment Method on Amazon

  • Sign in to your Amazon account.
  • Go to your account by clicking your profile name. You'll be presented with a lot of options in a grid style on the Account's page.
  • Click on Payments to manage your payment method and its related options.
  • Go to Settings and navigate to set a preferred payment method.
  • On the next pop-up, add your desired card for future use.
  • If you are an Amazon customer living in a country other than the United States, you will see more or fewer payment options that are subject to the users' location.
  • For each shipping address, you have to set up the payment method.
  • On the same page, you can add/edit and remove the preferred payment method.
  • The process is similar if you want to change the payment method on the Amazon app.
  • You can manage the default payment method from the Amazon app by navigating through Account Settings > Default Purchase Settings. Then follow the same steps explained above for making the changes.

There are two more options you could see such as 'Manage backup payment method' and 'Edit payment method for a current order'.

"Manage backup payment method" can be used if there is any problem with the preferred payment method. Amazon will automatically charge from the backup payment method.

If you would like to change the payment method for a current open order, you can go on with the "Edit payment method for a current order" option.

How To Change the Payment Method for Amazon Prime Membership & Prime Video

If you already have an store card saved on your amazon account, this payment method will be used for both the Amazon regular account and Amazon Prime membership.

After some time, when you change the card to a different one on your account settings, the same will not be reflected in your Amazon Prime membership.

On the other hand, you've to update the default payment method in the Prime video account separately if you're subscribed only to Prime video.

Let's see how you can update your payment method for Amazon Prime & Prime video.

Steps To Change the Payment Method for Amazon Prime Membership

  • Log in to your Amazon account.
  • Go to your Profile > Account > Prime.
  • On the next page, you can add, edit and cancel your Prime membership.
  • On the Amazon shopping app, change your Prime payment settings by tapping Menu > Your Account > Manage Prime membership. Here, you can edit your payment method or cancel your subscriptions.

Steps To Change the Payment Method for Amazon Prime Video

  • Log in to your Amazon Prime video account.
  • Click on your profile and go to Account & Settings.
  • Manage your membership and edit the payment options.
  • On the Amazon Prime video app, go to My Stuff > Settings > Manage your Prime Video Channels (for changing your subscriptions).

Note: Amazon Prime membership is the overall service you subscribe to enjoy shipping benefits, Prime music, Prime reading library, Prime Video and much more. If you do not want all the features of Prime but only want Prime video subscription, you can do that too. So, you can either join/edit/cancel your Prime membership or manage only your Prime video subscription.


Changing your default payment method is critical especially if you are a regular customer of Amazon. For auto-renewal of Prime membership, setting up the default payment method will be useful for you.