Introducing Amazon Pay for WooCommerce

Written by Joel on September 3, 2013 Product News.


Over the past few months WooThemes has worked with Amazon to bring you the very exciting Amazon Pay for WooCommerce. As many of you would have followed last month WooThemes had to make some difficult business decisions which led to the price increase of our WooCommerce extensions. So it is with great excitement that we announce that Amazon Pay will be FREE for a limited time.

Now, it’s easy to add the Amazon Pay extension to allow hundreds of millions of Amazon customers frictionless shopping. It’s fast, easy and secure for customers who want to buy online. This new extension for Amazon Pay is free and easy to set up, so merchants can start accepting payments quickly and affordably (Learn more).

Amazon Pay is embedded directly into your existing WooCommerce-powered site, and all the buyer interactions with Amazon Pay take place in embedded widgets so that the buyer never leaves your site. Buyers can login using their Amazon account, select a shipping address and payment method, and then confirm their order. Leverage the trust of Amazon to grow your business. It’s easy, get started now.

Here are a few key features that we are confident you will love.

Trusted by Customers

Make Amazon’s customers your customers with a simpler way to pay. Capture sales you might otherwise miss from buyers who are reluctant to enter their credit card information.


Let your customers buy easily on their phone. Offer them a hassle-free way to pay on smartphones and tablets with no extra set-up for you.

Affordable Pricing & No Add-On Fees, Period.

This one goes out to our WooThemes customers! We hope you enjoy this amazing free extension and reap the benefits of using Amazon Pay as your primary or secondary  Payment Gateway. WooThemes is dedicated to working towards developing key partnerships aimed at giving back to our amazing customers. So watch this space carefully for more incredible offers. 🙂

Any questions or thoughts? Feel free to comment below.

Not sure which Amazon Pay extension is for you? Check out our handy Amazon Extension Comparison Guide to see which extension is the best fit for your store.

26 Responses

  1. allmyhoney
    September 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    So do you download this extension from Amazon guys or from your store? I tried here but maybe I am in the wrong place: maybe I get it through the amazon dashboard?

    • Joel Bronkowski
      September 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Hey, thanks for the comment. The link you tried is correct. Once you are there just click ‘add to cart’ and proceed to checkout. The item will be added to your ‘Download Your Products’ in your user profile on

      • allmyhoney
        September 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

        Thanks Joel, il give it a try now, looks like a nice payment option.

        • Joel Bronkowski
          September 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

          Excellent. Let us know how it goes.

          • Tweet4Ok
            September 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

            I knew it eh! 🙁

          • Tweet4Ok
            September 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

            sorry – I wanted to reply on another post

  2. Jon
    September 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Is this for only? I can’t find any mention of Amazon Payments Advanced on the UK site

    • Joel Bronkowski
      September 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      Hi Jon. Unfortunately this PG is only available in the US currently.

      • Tweet4Ok
        September 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

        I knew it eh! 🙁
        Looking forward to this functionality to become available to little known countries to the north of the USA

  3. daileycon
    September 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Hey Joel,
    How would this extension work with the Paypal Advanced Extension? I would love for my customers to have a choice but the FAQ in the documentation tells me this might not work.

    Will this gateway work with X extension which modifies the WooCommerce checkout page?

    Generally, no. Amazon Payments Advanced uses its own forms for payment and shipping, so plugins which add or modify WC checkout may not work in these cases.

    • daileycon
      September 4, 2013 at 2:07 am #

      Was my question not as important as naweedshams or Deans?

      • Ryan Ray
        September 4, 2013 at 4:24 am #

        Sorry we missed your question, shoot us an email (via our contact page) and we can put you in touch with someone who can answer precisely.

  4. naweedshams
    September 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Not available to UK sellers 🙁

    • Joel Bronkowski
      September 4, 2013 at 12:38 am #

      Not yet, unfortunately.

  5. Dean
    September 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Doesn’t say anything about being US only on extension page?

    Also doesn’t say anything about needing a SSL, but just read elsewhere it does?

    Be annoyed if both the above are needed. Put a lot of time into setting it up so far.

    • Dean
      September 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

      Okay so it is US only and looks like it does need a SSL certificate. Where was the notification at the top of the extension page?

      I have wasted so much time with this extension now.

      • Joel Bronkowski
        September 4, 2013 at 12:37 am #

        Hey Dean,

        It is US Only. We will make that more clear on our product page but it is mentioned on Amazon’s site if you follow the link. As for security SSL isn’t strictly required for the new plugin.

  6. shawaj
    September 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #


    Is there no multi-site license for this?


  7. abhishek
    September 7, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    great information……

  8. lmatute
    September 16, 2013 at 2:32 am #


    I am using this Extension and I am having issues after the payment had been processed. IT is supose to return to, but it is trying to go to

    instead, and that is showing just a black page.

    Any ideas or what could the issue be?


  9. lilcleo001
    October 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    When I input all the details in the plugin and click save, it refreshes and doesn’t save any of the information.

  10. laserbean
    October 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Hi Joel. I’m signed up to the Europe (inc UK) based site and nothing on there says that Amazon Checkout is limited only to the UK. Is it just that the WooThemes team haven’t had a chance to update the plugin for the UK yet? I’m very sure you’re a busy team – just trying to work out if it’s an Amazon limitation or WooThemes at the moment as bit confused right now.

    Thanks in advance


  11. arcious
    October 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    I got the plug in.. signed up for amazon advance .. plug in not working.. purchase ssl certificate and dedicated IP.. still nothing

    On Check out says Have an Amazon account? but it doesn’t have a link or a button to go to amazon…


  12. Asif
    October 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Hi All,

    such a shame it doesn’t seem to be supported in the UK still!!

    Any news on when this happens? Why is it taking so long?


  13. Dirk
    October 28, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Can you please confirm that this has Fulfilment By Amazon integration as well in that it will work out the correct shipping options too?