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If you want to spread out your Amazon purchase over time, an Amazon payment plan may offer a solution.
Certain items sold on Amazon may qualify for an Amazon payment plan, which lets you split up payments over five months. But not all customers or products qualify.
Let’s take a closer look at how Amazon payment plans work.
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How an Amazon payment plan works
Want to use the Amazon payment plan for your Amazon purchase? Not all purchases and customers are eligible — but if you and your purchase qualify, you’ll see an option to select monthly payments as a payment option during the checkout process.
If available, once you select the monthly payment option, you’ll be able to split your Amazon purchase into five payments. Your first installment will include taxes and shipping, and it’ll be charged to the primary payment method you have on file with Amazon.
From there, four more payments will be charged automatically every 30 days after the shipment date until your purchase is paid in full. It’s worth noting that Amazon doesn’t charge interest or fees for this plan, and you can pay off your balance at any time.
But keep in mind that if Amazon isn’t able to collect one of your monthly payments using your primary payment method, it may try to use other cards that you have on file. But if those cards are expired or otherwise unusable, Amazon could shut your account and may go so far as to block your device access to Amazon content, which may include content you’ve purchased through Audible or Kindle. So it’s a good idea to always keep your credit card information up to date.
How to qualify for an Amazon payment plan
To use an Amazon payment plan, you’ll have to meet the following conditions to qualify:
There’s also some fine print regarding eligible products that qualify. Amazon monthly payment plans may only be available for new products sold and shipped by Amazon.com and certain refurbished products sold and shipped by Amazon Digital Services. Also be aware that an Amazon payment plan may not be available to every customer and may not be available to you for all qualifying products.
And you can only finance one product per category at a time. For example, if you’re looking to use the monthly payment option for a Kindle e-reader and an Alexa-enabled device simultaneously, you’ll be out of luck since they’re both part of the “wireless products” category.
Can I use an Amazon payment plan with bad credit?
Your eligibility to use an Amazon payment plan won’t be affected by your credit scores since Amazon doesn’t do a credit check. But you’ll have to meet other specific Amazon requirements as mentioned above.
Next steps: Other ways to finance your Amazon purchase
If your Amazon purchase isn’t eligible for an Amazon monthly payment plan or you don’t qualify, here are a few alternatives to consider.
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About the author: Taylor Medine is a freelance writer who’s covered all things personal finance for the past seven years. She enjoys writing financial product reviews and guides on budgeting, saving, repaying debt and building credit. … Read more.
Does Amazon still do 6 month financing?
Special financing offers: No interest if paid in full within 6, 12 or 24 months. Available using Store Card accounts, Secured Card accounts opened prior to January 1, 2021, and Secured Card accounts that have converted to the Store Card features (each, a 'Special Financing-Enabled Card account').
How does Amazon do financing?
Financing is available to Amazon users through three credit card options—the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, the Amazon Prime Rewards Signature Visa, the Amazon Store Card, and the Amazon Secured Card. If approved, applicants receive a credit limit based on their credit score and other screening factors.
What does 6 equal monthly payments mean?
6 Equal monthly payments required. These required monthly payments equal the purchase price (including tax and shipping) divided equally by 6.
Does Amazon financing affect credit score?
Does Amazon BNPL Affect Your Credit Score? No, the service doesn't impact your credit score in any way, which can happen with other BNPL apps. However, your payment activity on the credit card linked to the service can affect your credit score.