How To Receive Amazon Affiliate Payments

How To Receive Amazon Affiliate Payment

Are you looking for a way to receive Amazon Affiliate Payment?

Amazon is one of the largest and most popular companies in the world and has an affiliate program that happens to also be one of the largest affiliate marketing programs in the world. 

This affiliate program helps online content creators make a little passive income on the side; the good thing is that it is free to join.

It has millions of products and programs available in its catalog, all you have to do to promote is just to copy and paste and link.

However, registration on Amazon affiliates (also Amazon associates) is one thing, getting paid is another; this has been the issue for most people especially the ones outside the United States of America.

The best way to receive payment from Amazon affiliates (AKA Amazon associates) is through direct deposit and the gift card method (you will know why below).

In this guide, you will learn the best ways you can receive Amazon affiliate payments anywhere in the world.

How To Receive Amazon affiliate Payments

Before we begin, you need to know that amazon has 3 (three) payment methods available: payment by Gift Card, Direct Deposit (Electronic Funds Transfer), and Payment by Check/Cheque.

Payments to these payments are usually sent between the 18th and 30th after every 60 days.

Gift card payments are usually sent via email around the 18th of the month, while the direct deposit and payment by check are sent out from the 25th to 31st of the month.

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So as long as you have reached the threshold; $10 for direct deposit and gift card payment, and $100 for check payment, you will get paid on time.

Another important thing, you must fill out your tax information before you can be paid in any of your chosen payment methods.

To explain further how the Amazon affiliate 60 days payment works:

  • Payment for January is made usually made in late march
  • Payment for February is made in late April, and so on.

The Best Way to Receive Payment from Amazon Affiliate

You do not have to wait until you reach your threshold on Amazon Affiliate to set up a payment method.

It is advised to set up a payment method even on the day you created your affiliate account.

The best way to receive your earnings from an Amazon affiliate, anywhere in the world is through direct deposit to your bank and the gift card method.

The major reason is that those two are always faster, if you opt-in to receive your earnings by check, and you do not live in a location that has a good mailing system; you might never get your payment on time.

You can use the direct deposit method from anywhere in the world as long as you have a verified Payoneer or Wise account and you have reached the threshold of $10 in the previous two months (60 days).

A Payoneer or Wise account will act as a virtual bank account, offering you bank details for free which you can use to fill in your direct deposit details; you do not have to be in the USA to use or own foreign bank details.

About the Gift Card Method:

Another good way to receive payment from an Amazon affiliate is to use the gift card method.

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Once you have reached the $10 threshold in the previous 2 months, the gift card code will be sent to your email address around the 18th of the month, the one associated with your affiliate account.

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However, this method is mostly great for earners who do not want to be paid in cash forms, however, I do not recommend this method for people who earn outside the US.

This is because you are only allowed to use the gift card to shop from; it is against the Amazon affiliate terms of service to convert a gift card for cash.


Amazon affiliate also known as Amazon associates has proven to be one the best affiliate programs over time because of their high conversion rate.

If you have registered for an affiliate account under Amazon, you can get paid by direct deposit (recommended), gift card, or a paper check sent to your address by mail.

If you live outside the US and you want to use the direct deposit method, you can register for a Payoneer for free or a Wise account to get foreign bank details.

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.