Amazon Affiliate Payment Methods – Beginner’s Guide

In my post, I show you payment options available for Amazon affiliates. Amazon tracks your sales and saves commissions earned to your account.

Once you reach the minimum payout limit, Amazon pays you according to your chosen payment method.

There are three Amazon affiliate payment methods. Payment directly into your bank account, an Amazon gift card, or payment by check.

Deposits into your bank account are available in fifty-two countries. This information was correct at the time of writing this post.

Let us look at Amazon payment methods.

Amazon Affiliate Payment Methods

How You Get Paid By Amazon

As an Amazon Associate, there are three payment options. The first option is to have commissions earned paid into a bank account. The second option is an Amazon gift card. The third option is to get paid by check.

As I write this post, the direct deposit option is available in fifty-two countries.

To get paid by direct deposit. Log in to your affiliate account and hover your mouse over your email address on the top-right.

Email address

From the menu, select the Account Settings option.

Account settings

On the next page, select the Change Payment Method option.

Change payment method

From options, tick the Pay Me By Direct Deposit option.

Next, enter your bank details.

Direct deposit

Direct deposit is available to 52 countries as I write this post.

Should your country not be on the list but want to get paid by direct deposit. Use a third-party application to get access to a bank account.

I recommend Payoneer.com. With a free Payoneer account, you get a virtual bank account.

You can transfer your money from Payoneer to your bank account or use a Payoneer credit card.

To withdraw your funds from Amazon using Payoneer.com, check out my Withdraw money from Amazon blog post.

Once you have entered your bank details, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Submit link.

Submit

Please note that any update to payment methods starts from the first of the following month.

The minimum payout limit for direct deposit is $10.

To get paid by gift card, select the second option.

Amazon gift card

Amazon sends the gift card/gift certificate to your primary email address. Before you confirm this option, ensure your email address is active.

Click on the link to check the email address Amazon has saved.

Primary email

Once you have made your choice, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Submit link.

Submit

Please note that any update to payment methods starts from the first of the following month.

The minimum payout limit for the Amazon gift card is $10.

Payment by check

To get paid by check, select the third option.

Pay by check

Amazon sends the check to your contact address. Ensure your details are correct by clicking on the Contact Address link.

Contact address

Once you have selected your preferred option, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Submit link.

Submit

Please note that any update to payment methods starts from the first of the following month.

The minimum payout limit for checks is $100. You do have the option of changing this limit. It must be higher than $100.

When Do Amazon Affiliates Get Paid?

Amazon pays affiliates on the first of each month. There is a 60-day delay in payment.

For example, commissions earned in January are collated on the last day of January and added to your Amazon account in February.

You get paid on the 1st of March if you reach the minimum payout limit.

If you fail to achieve the minimum payout limit, the funds stay in your account until you do.

Amazon Affiliate Account Information

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

As an Amazon affiliate, you must declare that you receive a commission from promoted items.

I show how to write a disclosure for your website in my Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Examples article.

Check Affiliate Earnings

Amazon updates your performance report once every 24 hours. Visit my How To Check Amazon Affiliate Earnings post to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Program Rules

There are many ways to get your account closed. I recommend reading my How Not To Get Banned From The Amazon Affiliate Program article to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Account Has Clicks But No Earnings

If you get clicks but no commission, please visit my Why Your Amazon Affiliate Account Has Clicks But No Earnings post to learn why you are not earning a commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you open an Amazon affiliate account, go to the Account Settings option and select the Change Payment Method link. Amazon has three payment options. Payment direct into a bank account, an Amazon gift card, or payment by check. Make your selection and click Save.

Go to the Account Settings option and select the Change Payment Method link. Update your payment method and click Save. Once updated, Amazon will update your changes the following month.

Go to the Account Settings option and select the Change Payment Method link. The first option is for direct payments into a bank account. Select this option the page opens to enter your bank account details. Once you have entered your details, click on the Save link at the bottom of the page. Once updated, Amazon will change to the new method starting the following month.

The minimum payout for direct deposit and Amazon gift cards is $10. For checks, it is $100.

Amazon pays affiliates on the first of each month.

Conclusion

Amazon offers three payment options. The first is to have them pay directly into your bank account. This option is available in 52 countries.

If your country is not on the list, you can use a third party to gain access to a bank account of a country on the list.

I used Payoneer.com to set up a virtual bank account in the USA.

The second payment option is an Amazon gift card. You must check your primary email address for this option because they send the card via email.

The third option is by check. Ensure your contact address is correct.

Any changes to your preferred payment method take effect from the following month.

For example, if you make changes in December, Amazon actions these changes from the 1st of January.

All three payment options have minimum payout limits. If the funds in your account don’t reach these limits, Amazon won’t make a payment. The funds are kept in your Amazon affiliate account until you do.

Amazon pays affiliates on the first of each month.

Should you need Amazon to pay directly into your bank account but aren’t on the list of countries.

Opening a free account on Payoneer.com gives you access to virtual accounts in countries on the list. There are fees when moving money, so please read the small print.

For more information about Payoneer.com, check my How to withdraw money from Amazon affiliate accounts blog post.

What is your preferred method of payment? How long have you been an Amazon affiliate? Let me know in the comments below.