How To Change Your Default Credit Card On Amazon

Let’s assume that you really wanted to buy some items on Amazon. After doing your personal search and when you are on the verge of buying them on Amazon, and you are about to make the payment, you get the following message that “Your default credit card payment method on Amazon has expired.” This occurs if you have been using your credit card for years, and by any chance, you have forgotten to track the expiration date. And one final day, you get to know that your credit card has expired only when you are about to make the payment.

How To Change Your Default Credit Card On Amazon

Have you ever experienced this situation? We know how annoying it is when you aren’t able to make a payment for the items you choose to buy after spending a considerable amount of time choosing them. So this article comes with a simple step-by-step guide that deals with how you can change your default credit card on Amazon on your Amazon mobile application and your Amazon website. Remember, you need to follow the exact steps we have mentioned here to change your default credit card payment method. So read the instructions carefully and solve this problem without much effort.

How To Change Default Credit Cards On Amazon Website?

Below, we have given the steps that you need to follow to change your default credit card details on Amazon.

Step 1: First, go to the Amazon website and select Your Account.

Amazon Your Account

Step 2: Now click on the “Payment Options” setting. It will display all the list of payment methods that are currently attached to your account.

Amazon Payment Options

Step 3: In Order to remove an expired payment method, click on the downward facing arrow to expand the payment method details and then click the “Delete” button.

Delete Amazon Payment Method

Step 4: There will be a prompt asking “Confirm delete”. Click the “Confirm delete” and the payment method will be gone from the list.

Confirm Amazon Payment Method Delete

Step 5: Now when you have removed the unwanted cards, it is time to change the default settings. On the left hand sidebar, click on the “1-click settings” link.

Amazon 1-Click Settings

Step 6: You will see your default payment and address option at the top of the list.

Note: The 1-click preferences show that the default payment method is used for Alexa, Kindle, and other digital purchases you make via Amazon.

Amazon 1-Click Preferences

If you just want to change the default payment method, then click on the “Change” link next to “Payment method” in the section that consists of your current default.

Change Amazon Payment Method

Select the card you want to use or just click on the “Add New Card” if you need to add a new one and then click on the continue button.

Amazon Add New Card

And you are done. Whenever you are about to make a purchase via Amazon, this card is the one Amazon will try to use.

Change Default Card On Amazon Using Mobile App

Step 1: Open the Amazon mobile application and click on the menu icon and then tap on the Account setting.

Amazon Account Settings

Step 2: Now select the “Manage Payment Options” entry. You will see a list of all the credit cards that are currently attached to your account. To remove a payment method and choose the delete button given under the method. To add a new method, click on the “Add a payment method” option.

Amazon Manage Payment Options

Step 3: In order to change the default payment option, scroll to the end of the page where you will find the Manage Payment options page. Now click on the “1-click settings” link.

Amazon App 1-Click Settings
  • Here you will see a list of all the addresses you have associated with your account and each address has its own default payment method.
  • Now to change your default address, click on the “Make default” button and to change the default payment method, click on the payment method.
  • Choose the credit card you want to use or you want to add and tap the continue button.
Amazon App Payment Method

Now, this card will be considered by Amazon and it will try to use it by default.

Final Words

Whether it is an online purchase or a normal shopping(store), when a credit card expires, you will no longer be able to make a purchase. So if your credit card has expired, you can apply again and get a new card within 30 to 60 days before the card’s expiration date.

Now coming back to the topic, we have addressed your problem of not being able to make a purchase due to the credit card expiration. We have given the steps to change your default credit card on Amazon both on mobile application and Amazon website. If you follow the exact steps given in this article, you will succeed in changing your credit card.

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by Anshul Mathur
Hi, I am Anshul Mathur. A Cisco Certified Network Associate and Blogger from India. I love technology, therefore I write about it on blogs like FooFighters. I help users to fix issues with their tech devices. Music Lover | Gamer | Tech Enthusiast

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