One of the major problems that people face in self-publishing is how to link a Payoneer account to Amazon KDP. This issue is mostly popular among international authors who are trying to publish their books on Amazon Kindle.
In today’s article, I’m going to walk you through the step-by-step process of linking your Payoneer account to Amazon KDP. However, if you have not signed up for Payoneer, Click HERE to sign up for Payoneer. It is totally free and there is no sign up charges.
However, because this section is for quick resources posts, I will not be going deep into the meanings. I will be straightforward. If you would like to learn more about Payoneer, you can check my post on How to Use Payoneer Account to Make or Receive Payment Online. Also, if you have not created your Amazon KDP account, I also have a post on how to create an Amazon KDP account.
Another problem users face is uploading their books on Amazon. This is why I have a step-by-step process of uploading books on Amazon. The steps are well written in a way that you can easily follow them and publish books on Amazon KDP. I know you might also want to read how to design a best seller book cover or how to format your book for publishing. These tips are easy to follow for newbies.
Now, back to the topic, how to link your Payoneer account to Amazon KDP. I will be taking them one by one so that it will be easier for you to follow.
How To Link Payoneer Account to Amazon KDP
a. Log in to your Amazon KDP account; The first thing to do is to Sign in to your Amazon account.
b. Then, locate “Your Account” at the top right corner of the page and click on it. . It should be something like this below.
c. After that, you will be taken to a page that houses your information. The page has three sections;
Author/Publisher information, Getting paid information and Tax information.
But we are interested in the “Getting Paid” section which is the middle one. So, go over there and click ” Add Bank Account” You will see something like this picture below.
Now, you need to fill in the details. However, to fill the form, you need your Payoneer details.
a. Login to your Payoneer account. If you have not signed up for Payoneer, click HERE to sign up.
b. Click on “Get paid” on the left side of the page,
c. Click on “Receiving accounts” like the page below.
NB: If you are creating a Payoneer account for the first time, you will be required to earn at least $50 from any freelance platform before you can be eligible to request your first receiving account.
To solve this problem, if you are a member of any freelance platform like Upwork, or PeoplePerHour, link your Payoneer to the platform and use Payoneer as a payment method. Once you receive $50 from any of the platforms to your Payoneer, go back to Payoneer and click on receiving account, you will see the page below with different countries’ account details.
However, if you are not able to do so, scroll down below to see my alternatives.
d. If you are eligible, the page below will open with different countries’ accounts like; the UK, USA, and Japan, etc.
For now, since you are publishing your book on Amazon US, we are only interested in the USA bank account. So, click on “View details” besides the US bank account or the icon beside the account.
Once you click on it, you will see a page like this below.
Copy your Account number, routing number and name of the bank. Also, remember that your bank is located in the USA and the account type is “Checking“.
After that, go back to your amazon page and add those details.
NOTE: Your Account Holder name is your Payoneer username/ Beneficiary Name. And your Amazon KDP name must match with your Payoneer name for your account to be approved.
Once you have added those details to your KDP account page, click on “Add“. And you will receive a message like this below.
After that, Amazon will review your details and approve your payment set-up.
Alternatives to Payoneer
There are many alternatives to Payoneer. One of them is Geegpay Africa. You can use it to receive your Amazon Kindle royalty.
NOTICE: All pictures on this article are gotten from Amazon KDP. And most of the guidelines here are subject to changes in the future.
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