When you enter a new card or update your information for an existing card, you may be asked to verify your card and with a security challenge. Amazon may also ask your financial institution to authorize a charge of up to $1.00; Amazon will not actually make the charge.
We will complete the authorization process for all marketplaces where you are registered to sell. For example, if you have entered one card for your Amazon.com seller account and an exception card for your Amazon.ca seller account, both cards will be authorized for up to USD $1 when you update either one.
Depending on your financial institution, the authorization may or may not show up as a pending charge. The authorization should disappear from your credit card statement in 3-5 business days, subject to financial institution’s policies.
If your financial institution is unable to verify and authorize the card, we will contact you for new information. Remember that the invalid card is not necessarily the last one you updated.
If your credit card has expired or has been declined, we will prompt you to enter new credit card information before you can access your seller account.
In some instances, you may be redirected to financial institution to verify your card with a security challenge, prior to being redirected back to Amazon. A separate security challenge may be surfaced to verify you are the card holder for each card you provide to Amazon, and for each marketplace you wish to sell in. For information about a problem with verification of your card, visit Why is my credit card listed as invalid.