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How to activate an Amazon credit card

You may have multiple activation options.

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Three card providers issue Amazon credit cards: American Express, Chase and Synchrony. The card activation process is uncomplicated with all three providers.

How to activate your Amazon card with American Express

American Express offers three ways to activate your Amazon credit card:

  1. Visit the americanexpress.com/confirmcard, enter your credit card number and 4-digit card ID on the back of your card. Click Confirm.
  2. Call the number on the back of your card.
  3. Download and use the Amex mobile app on iOS or Android, enter your card numbers or scan the card.

Amazon credit cards by American Express

  • Amazon Business American Express Card
  • Amazon Business Prime American Express Card

How to activate your Amazon card with Chase

There are two ways to activate your Amazon credit card with Chase:

  1. Go to the chase.com/personal/credit-cards/verify-credit-card, log in or sign up with your Social Security number and your card, account or application number.
  2. Call 800-432-3117 and follow the prompts.

Amazon credit cards by Chase

  • Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card
  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

How to activate your Amazon card with Synchrony

If your Amazon card is issued by Synchrony, here’s how to activate it:

  1. If you have a sticker on the back of your card, call the number written on the sticker.
  2. Otherwise, call the number on the back of your card.

Amazon credit cards by Synchrony Bank

  • Amazon Store Card Credit Builder
  • Amazon Prime Store Card Credit Builder
  • Amazon.com Store Card
  • Amazon Prime Store Card

Compare credit cards

Now that you have your Amazon card activated, you can start using it. If you ever feel the need to have access to a higher credit line or additional perks, consider applying for a second card to help you maximize rewards. For example, if your card now earns accelerated rewards on Amazon purchases, your next card could earn you rewards on groceries, gas or any other category where you spend most. Check out the cards in the table below to see what perks and rewards you could get.

Name Product Filter values Rewards Purchase APR Annual fee
Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express
2% at US gas stations and select US department stores, 3% at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year, then 1% after that and on all other purchases
0% intro for the first 15 months (then 13.99% to 23.99% variable)
$0
Get 3% cash back on groceries on up to $6,000 annually (then 1%) with no annual fee. This is a simple and effective rewards card. Rates & fees
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
5x points on Lyft, 2x points on travel and dining and 1x points on all other purchases
15.99% to 22.99% variable
$95
Earn a huge signup bonus worth $$1,000 with this popular travel card. Combine with other Chase Ultimate Rewards cards for even greater value.
Chase Freedom Flex℠
5% back in rotating categories up to $1,500 combined each activated quarter (then 1%), 5% on travel purchased through Chase, 3% on dining and drugstores, and 1% on all other purchases
0% intro for the first 15 months (then 14.99% to 23.74% variable)
$0
Get up to 5% cashback in rotating and newly added everyday categories. The refreshed Freedom Flex card has lots of earning potential.
Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card
N/A
0% intro for the first 18 months (then 14.74% to 24.74% variable)
$0
An impressive 18 months intro APR on balance transfers and purchases, as well as no annual fee make this one of the top 0% APR cards available.
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
6% on select US streaming services, 3% on transit and US gas stations, 6% at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 annually, then 1% after that and on all other purchases
0% intro for the first 12 months (then 13.99% to 23.99% variable)
$95
Perfect for families: Get up to 6% on everyday purchases and a welcome offer worth $250. This heavy-hitter rewards card has uncontested value. Rates & fees
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Bottom line

Amazon credit cards are issued by three different card providers. However, the card activation process generally remains the same — by phone and online. American Express is the only provider of the three that lets you activate your card via the bank’s mobile app. If you need to activate a credit card from a different bank, read our guide on credit card activation.

Also consider adding one of the best accompanying credit cards on the market to your wallet. This may increase your credit limit and allow you access to additional perks or a new signup bonus.

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