Being a buyer, you might have seen that Amazon keep saying payment revision needed. What does that mean? Is Amazon changing its payment method, or are they setting some specific policies for the shoppers? 

With the help of Amazon customer support, I have gathered some of the information and further did research on Amazon payment revision. Here are some of the points I have discovered  So, let’s get into the guide: 

What Is Payment Revision on Amazon?

It simply means to retry the new payment method after failing in the previous attempt. 

In order to protect your security and privacy, Amazon has this feature to resolve your decline payments so that the system can run smoothly.

What Are the Possible Reasons for Amazon Payment Revision Needed?

Here is how you will get notified: 

notification of payment revision needed on Amazon

Now, if you see this message then it means that your payment method has been declined, and these could be the possible reasons:

  • The Bank declined your payment
  • You do not have enough funds
  • The transaction doesn’t complete 
  • You mistakenly refresh or close the page. 
  • The transaction was in process, and you pressed the backspace button. 
  • Your bank account is connected with your Amazon account.
  • Maybe you have entered an incorrect billing address, card name, or CVV. 
  • Your card might be locked due to entering an incorrect pin several times.

These all interruptions will stop the payment process and ask you to revise the payment method. 

Fix Amazon Payment Revision

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Here are the solution what to do when you receive a “Payment Revision” notice 

Step 1:

Log in to your Amazon account. 

Step 2:

Go to “Your Orders.”

Step 3: 

Select the order you want to revise and click “Revise payment method.”

Step 4:

After that, choose the method you want to use and click on retry payment. 

However, if you don’t want to revise the payment method and want to cancel the order, then go to Amazon payment revision needed and click on cancel order. 

What to Do if Your Payment Still Declines on Amazon?

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Above, we have discussed all the possible reasons and solutions. Now we will discuss what to do if Amazon still declined your payment. Let’s take a look: 

Consultant your Bank 

This is the first thing you should do because sometimes banks hold your payment when they monitor some unusual activity. They need to ensure that the transaction is legal and the authorized person is processing it and therefore require your verbal permission. 

Use alternate card 

This is the easiest and the quickest solution you can use if you need to buy an item urgently. 

Check your Credit limit 

If you are using a credit card, you might be aware that credit cards have certain withdrawal limits that your Bank sets. Most banks allow you to withdraw a specific amount of money daily; therefore, you need to withdraw accordingly. You can also expand your credit limit after talking to your Bank. 

Payment Methods that Amazon Accepts

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  • American Express gift cards or prepaid credit cards
  • Visa
  • Amazon Credit Builder
  • Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card
  • Amazon Store Card
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Diner’s Club (the U.S. only)
  • China Union Pay (credit card only)
  • MasterCard/EuroCard
  • NYCE
  • STAR
  • JCB
  • American Express
  • Discover Network

These are the only payment methods that Amazon accepts other than debit and credit. Listing these payment methods means that people don’t have to face payment revision notices. Also, we receive many queries regarding the sizzle, like can we use Sezzle on Amazon? I have already discussed that in detail, so I will move back to my topic, “Amazon payment revision”. 

How to do successful shopping on Amazon?

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Here are some of the tips on how to shop on Amazon so that you have to face payment decline issues 

Verify your payment method

This is the first and the most important thing you should check as a buyer before making a purchase on any platform whether the payment method you are using is acceptable on that platform or not.

Do not provide your bank information to anyone

This is the golden rule that every buyer should never forget. They should never share their bank information with any third-party seller, even if they contacted you directly and told you that it’s from Amazon. Your bank information should only be shared with Amazon. 

Should know your Bank’s information 

 The third important thing you know while shopping on Amazon is your bank rules and policies. Like some banks do not allow online shopping. Therefore, before making any purchase contact your Bank first. 

Never reply to a spam email 

This is something serious; many buyers receive spam emails that their transaction has declined and ask them to re-enter their bank details again. The best and the most simple method to identify those spam emails is that if you receive an email with a link that takes you directly to the payment portal, it is spam. Moreover, you can always verify the email from the Amazon site.

Use credit card for online shopping

The last and the most beneficial tip you should consider is always preferred to use credit instead of debit cards, and it’s not just with Amazon; it’s for all the websites you use. Now, what’s the reason for that?

If you are a new shopper, it might be possible that Amazon does not accept your debit card quickly. Moreover, debit cards are generally connected to your bank account directly, which is not a safe option. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):


So that was it! Here is a detailed answer to your question, “Why does Amazon keep saying payment revision is needed?”. Hope that this guide clarifies your concept and resolves your payment revision issues. Although Bizistech tried to cover every possible scenario in the article, if you still think we have missed anything, let us know in the comment section. Thank you. 

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