Amazon Payments Live Setup

To begin using Amazon Payments, first go to Downloads → Settings → Payment Gateways, check that gateway, and press Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Once the page reloads you'll find a new set of fields related specifically to Amazon.

At the top of this area is a Button labelled "Connect Easy Digital Downloads to your Amazon account, or register a new one".  This button will take you to Amazon.com where you'll see a screen like this:

Clicking Cancel will simply end the entire process.  To continue the process, press "Get Started!".  At that point, if you are NOT yet logged into Amazon, it'll ask you to do so.  

If you do NOT have an Amazon account, or want to make a new one

You'll see the regular Amazon login form, but instead of saying you have a password, choose that you wish to make a new account.

The registration form asks for your name, email address, and password.

Then you'll be asked to agree to the Seller Agreement, as seen below:

Once you've agree to the Seller Agreement you'll be asked to associate a Credit Card with your account.  You may

  • Skip this step
  • Put in a real credit card

Once you fill out the Credit Card form you'll be asked to create a Display Name.  This can be anything you'd like, assuming it's unique in Amazon's system.

Once you've created a Display Name you'll need to verify your phone number.  This can be done either via a regular phone call, or an SMS message.

Pick whichever one you wish and follow the instructions on the screen.

Once you've verified yourself, you'll be asked to fill in some information about your site:

The Application Description is simply that, a short description of your site and store.

The Privacy Notice URL can be any url on YOUR site that has your privacy statement.  It can be as simple as making a Page called Privacy with a URL like https://yoursite.com/privacy/ . Remember to use the URL with SSL.

The Allowed login domains should be your main URL.  Remember to use the URL with SSL.

Once the above information is filled in, you'll be presented with information like this:

In the above screen you'll find all of the information that EDD wants on it's configuration screen, seen at the top of this document.  Once it's filled out and saved then your seller account is set up.

If you DO have an Amazon account

You must use your real Amazon account, you'll be able to create test accounts later.

Once you're logged in you'll want to have this information at hand:

  • Your business name, address, and contact information
  • A U.S.-based credit card and billing address
  • A U.S.-based phone number where you can be reached during this registration process

Then they'll ask you to fill out the form below.  If you want to make a test store you can make a fake name.

After the above box you'll be presented with a screen like the one below.

The Application Description is simply that, a short description of your site and store.

The Privacy Notice URL can be any url on YOUR site that has your privacy statement.  It can be as simple as making a Page called Privacy with a URL like https://yoursite.com/privacy/ . Remember to use the URL with SSL.

The Allowed login domains should be your main URL.  Remember to use the URL with SSL.

Once the above information is filled in, you'll be presented with information like this:

In the above screen you'll find all of the information that EDD wants on it's configuration screen, seen at the top of this document.  Once it's filled out and saved then your seller account is set up.