Cant Add Payoneer To Amazon Associates


I received and activated my Payoneer card today. I also activated the US Payment Service part.

Ok, so I go to Amazon Associates to make my Payoneer First Century Bank account my payment method of choice, but there are only 2 options:

1) An Amazon gift certificate
2) A check mailed to my home

There was NO field I could use to load up the FIrst Century Bank details. I realise this is a question I could also ask Amazon, but they are soooo slow in replying.

Can you assist me please,

Thanks cambonick


  • cambonickcambonick Member Posts: 4
    edited November 2012
    Further to the above, I got an explanatory email from Amazon Associates today. It reads in part:

    "I apologize for any misunderstanding. In order to qualify for the direct deposit of your Associates earnings, all three of the following conditions must be met:

    1) your payee address must be in the United States
    2) your bank must be a United States Financial Institution
    3) you must have a U.S. tax ID number or a Social Security number."

    So could someone from Payoneer please explain to me: WHAT use is having a Payoneer card to someone who is living outside the USA, and who does not have either a tax id or a social security number?

  • NissimNissim Head of Community Administrator Posts: 4,013 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012

    A US tax ID is generally not required if you reside outside the US, unless specifically requested by Amazon. It's likely you received an automated/canned response.

    The US direct deposit option used to be listed for non-US residents, and was recently removed. We are aware of this, and working towards a possible solution that will allow you to once again receive payments from Amazon Associates.

    We will post an update to our blog once we have further information.

    Note: Anyone may apply for a US ITIN, which is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, even non-US residents.
    Director of Community at Payoneer
  • cambonickcambonick Member Posts: 4
    Hi Nissim, and thanks for the reply.

    Yes, I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could post a workaround for this annoying issue.

    As it stands, in desperation I put in First Centruy Banks address in Georgia, but Amazon tumbled to that as well, saying I must not use a bank as my address . . . Blah blah blah.

    So at present, with my Payoneer card I only satisfy one of amazons three conditions, and so I am still regarded as some sort of alien, and restricted to getting a check or vouchers. Not AT ALL want I want to be happening! I thought the world was a "global village" now?

    Cheers cambonick
  • NissimNissim Head of Community Administrator Posts: 4,013 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013

    The option for US direct deposit should now once again be appearing as a payment method for international associates. You should be able to enter your US Payment Service information in the form and receive your payments to Payoneer.

    Director of Community at Payoneer
  • cambonickcambonick Member Posts: 4
    Hi again Nissim,

    Yes you are thankfully right. Today I went to the Amazon Assoc page and put my address back to the proper Australian one, and yes the "deposit to bank account" option was available.

    I had to re-enter all the Payoneer data again, but at least it now seems this card of yours is of some use to me - and the thousands of other Amazon Associates who reside outside that one country .... the USA

    Thankyou for any part you had to play in this.

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