Amazon affiliate payment methods

In my post, I show you the 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 the payment method you choose.

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 at the time of writing this post.

Let’s look at Amazon payment methods.

How Do You Get Paid By The Amazon Affiliate Program?

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.

Paid By Direct Deposit

As I write this post, the direct deposit option is available to 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’ link.

Account settings

On the next page, select ‘Change Payment Method’.

Change payment method

From the three options, tick the ‘Pay Me By Direct Deposit’ option. The option opens to allow you to enter your bank details.

Direct deposit

Direct deposit is available to 52 countries as I write this post. If your country is not on the list, but you want to get paid by direct deposit. Use a third party to get access to a bank account that is on the list.

I recommend Payoneer.com. With a free Payoneer account, you get access to a virtual bank account. Amazon makes payments into your virtual bank account. You can transfer your money to your bank account or use a Payoneer credit card.

For more details on how 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 start from the first of the following month.

The minimum payout limit for direct deposit is $10.

Paid By Amazon.com Gift Card

To get paid by gift card, select the second option on the payment method list.

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 for this option.

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 start 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 on the payment method list.

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 start 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 their affiliates on the first of each month. There is a one month 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. If you reach the minimum payout limit, you get paid on the 1st of March. If you don’t achieve the minimum payout limit, the funds stay in your account until you do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you open an Amazon affiliate account, go to the ‘Account Settings’ option on your account 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 on ‘Save’.

Go to the ‘Account Settings’ option on your account and select the ‘Change Payment Method’ link. Update your payment method and click on ‘Save’. Once updated, Amazon will change to the new method starting from the first of the following month.

Go to the ‘Account Settings’ option on your account and select the ‘Change Payment Method’ link. The first option is for direct payments into a bank account. Select this option and the page opens for you 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 from the first of 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 have used Payoneer.com in the past 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 first of 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 achieve or go over these limits.

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 out 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.

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