How to Make an Amazon Account


Amazon is one of the largest online shopping websites, offering a wide range of books, electronics, furniture, and clothing, and other things. Amazon is also used to enjoy services such as Amazon Music, Fire TV, Kindle, Audible, and Alexa. This wikiHow teaches you how to create an Amazon account.

Part 1
Using the Amazon Website

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//www.amazon.com using a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. This is the home page for Amazon.

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It's the first tab with bold letters in the upper-right corner. Placing the mouse cursor over this tab displays a list of account options. Clicking this tab takes you to the sign-in screen. If you are signed in under a different account, place the mouse cursor over Account & Lists and click Sign Out at the bottom of the menu.

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It's the grey button at the bottom of the Sign-in screen. This opens a web form you can use to create an Amazon account.

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Use the first bar at the top of the page to enter your full name.

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Use the second bar to enter an email address. This is the email address you will use to log in to Amazon on other devices. Make sure you use an email address that you can access and that you can remember.

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Use the third bar in the form to enter the password you would like to use to sign in. Your password will need to be at least 6 characters long. A good password should have a combination of capital and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters (i,e; &, @, !). Make sure you use a password that you can remember, or that you write down your password and put it in a safe place. It's best not to store your password on your computer or smartphone, as this may be a security risk.

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Use the last line on the page to retype your password exactly as you entered it the first time. This confirms your password.

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It's the yellow button at the bottom of the form. This sends a confirmation email to the email address you entered containing a one-time password (OTP).

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After you register your account, the website displays a page asking you to enter your one-time password. To get the OTP, you will need to check the email account you entered. Leave the Amazon registration an page open and use a separate tab or browser to check your email. You can also check your email using your smartphone, or another app, such as Outlook, Apple Mail.

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The OTP is a 6-digit number that is displayed in large bold letters in the center of the page. Write down this number or copy it. If you have not received an email from Amazon, check the email address you entered and click Resend OTP at the bottom of the Amazon registration page.

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After you retrieve the one-time password, return to tab or web browser you were using to create a new Amazon account.

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Enter the six-digit OTP in the space provided and click Verify. It's the yellow button at the bottom of the page. This verifies your account and signs you into Amazon under your new account. If you receive a message that says the OTP is invalid, click "Resend OTP' and check your email. Enter the new OTP and click Verify.

Part 2
Using an Amazon Mobile App

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Amazon has many mobile apps for different purposes. These apps include; Amazon Shopping, Prime Video, Amazon Music, Amazon Photos, Audible, Amazon Alexa, and more.

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It's the grey button at the bottom of the page. If you are using the Amazon Shopping app. Tap Create an account below the yellow button that says Sign In. Then tap Create account at the top of the page. If you are using Audible, tap Continue at the top of the page. Then tap Create an Amazon Account at the bottom of the page.

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Use the first bar at the top of the page to enter your full name.

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Use the second bar to enter an email address. This is the email address you will use to log in to Amazon on other devices and apps. Make sure you use an email address that you can access and remember.

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Use the third bar in the form to enter the password you would like to use to sign in with. Your password will need to be at least 6 characters long. A good password should have a combination of capital and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters (i,e; &, @, !). Make sure you use a password that you can remember, or that you write down your password and put it in a safe place. It's best not to store your password on your computer or smartphone, as this may be a security risk.

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Tap the large button at the bottom of the page. Depending on which app you are using, this will either say Create Your Amazon Account, Continue, or Verify Email. The next page will ask you to enter a one-time password (OTP) that you will retrieve from your email.

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After you register your account, open the app you use to check your email.

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You should receive an email titled "Verify your new Amazon account" from Amazon.com. Open this email. If you do not receive an email address from Amazon, return to the Amazon app and check the email address you entered and tap Resend OTP.

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The one-time password is the six-digit password in bold letters in the center of the email. Write this down or copy it.

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Press the home button at the bottom center of your mobile device. Then tap the Amazon app you were using to create your account to return to the app.

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This verifies your account and signs you into the app under your new account. If you receive a message that says the OPT is invalid, tap Resend OTP to receive a new one-time password in your email.

Part 3
Personalizing Your Account

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As soon as you’ve created your account, you’ll want to add a payment method to your account. Use the following steps to enter or add a new payment to your account: Log in at or open the Amazon Shopping app Click or tap the icon with three horizontal lines (☰) in the upper-left corner. Click or tap Your Account. Click or tap Manage payment options. Scroll down and click Add card or tap Add a payment method on mobile. Enter the name on the card and the card number. Use the drop-down menus to enter the expiration date. Click or tap Add your card.

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Using the following steps to add a shipping address to your account. Log in at or open the Amazon Shopping app. Click or tap the icon with three horizontal lines (☰) in the upper-left corner. Click or tap Your Account. Click or tap Your address. Click Add address, or tap Add a new address on mobile. Use the form to enter your name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, as well as any delivery instructions. Click or tap the yellow button that says Add address at the bottom of the form.

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Use the following steps to personalize your profile. If privacy is important to you, be careful to limit which kinds of information are visible on your profile. You might choose to list only a first name and general location, for example Log in at or open the Amazon Shopping app Click or tap the icon with three horizontal lines (☰) in the upper-left corner. Click or tap Your Account. Click Your Amazon Profile or tap Your Profile on Mobile. Click or tap the icon that resembles a person and click Upload or tap Add a Photo on mobile. Click a profile image and click Open or tap a profile image in your gallery or camera roll. Click or tap the grey background and click Upload or Add a Photo on mobile. Click a banner image and click Open or tap a banner image in your gallery or camera roll. Click or tap Edit profile. Answer the question in the form. These questions are optional. Only share information you want to be made public. Scroll down and click or tap Save.