Always on the cutting edge of e-commerce, Amazon offers some impressive and unique benefits. Prime members can take advantage of their personal shopper service, discounts at Whole Foods, as well as loads of lesser-known Prime perks. On top of all this, Amazon recently started allowing shoppers the option of paying with Venmo. So if you’re hooked on the speed and convenience of Venmo – you can now double your convenience and use it to shop on the reliably speedy Amazon.
While most people think about Venmo as their go-to way to send friends money, at its core it’s a fast and secure way to send money directly from your bank account or debit card. Tens of millions of people use Venmo – not just for the speed and simple design, but also due to its security and encryption technology. We’ll tell you all you need to know so you can shop at Amazon with Venmo.
How can I use Venmo on Amazon?
Setting up Venmo as a payment option on Amazon is pretty simple. You will need to take the following quick steps:
- Sign in to your Amazon account.
- Click on “Your Account.”
- Select “Your Payments.” Your Amazon Wallet allows you to manage and add new payment methods as well as see your rewards and balances.
- In Your Wallet select “Add a payment method.”
- Select “Add a Venmo account.”
- In the pop-up box select “Go to Venmo.”
- Enter your Venmo login information and complete the security challenge.
- Decide on a 6-digit security code sent to your mobile device or login with your Venmo password.
- Complete registration by clicking “Agree & complete.”
- After you receive the authorization confirmation, click “Return to Merchant.” A message will confirm that Venmo was successfully linked as a new payment method.
Decide whether you want to keep Venmo as a payment option, which you can always access from the pull down menu at checkout, or make it your default payment for a speedier checkout.
Why Might You Want to Use Venmo on Amazon?
You might want to use Venmo on Amazon when you are buying smaller, everyday items to avoid overuse of credit cards. If you are anything like us, you find yourself buying random small items on Amazon as you run out – from garbage bags to post-it notes, coffee filters to socks – which are the type of purchases where you would usually use cash. Venmo is a safer cash alternative. It is a convenient, easy to use and secure way to shop which allows money to be drawn directly from your bank or debit card.
Another scenario: any purchase you and a friend or family member are splitting. Maybe you and a neighbor are splitting a case of something for a lower price? Or you and a sibling are going in together to buy a gift for your parents? Seamlessly share money and shop all with Venmo.
Finally, if you’re like us, you’ve often got a Venmo balance sitting in your account that you haven’t used yet, accumulated from friends paying you back their share of dinner and group trips. Amazon’s integration with Venmo lets you use that balance seamlessly.
Cash shopping doesn’t always come with the same protections of credit cards but when you shop on Amazon with Venmo, not only will you be protected with Amazon’s A to Z Guarantee, you will also have the added benefits of Venmo Purchase Protection. Avoid the risk of loading your credit card while still getting shopping protections.
Are There Any Fees to Use Venmo on Amazon?
There are no fees to use Venmo on Amazon, so you can add this payment method and use it free of charge.