How to Make an Amazon Account

Last updated: April 20, 2017 - 2:30pm EDT

Now that you know a little bit about what Amazon is and how it works, you may be thinking about signing up for an Amazon account. If you think this ecommerce giant might be right for you, and you're ready to see just what you can find in the online megastore, you'll have to create an account first. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make one.

To create an Amazon account:

  1. Visit www.amazon.com in your web browser.
  2. Hover your cursor over Sign In, and click Start Here on the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. Click into each labelled box, entering your name, email address (and confirm it), and phone number (if desired).
  4. Enter a password (and confirm it).
  5. Click Create Account.

Do you need a bit more direction that that? Our detailed, step-by-step instructions below, with pictures, can help you get on track.

Detailed Instructions on how to make an Amazon account

1. Visit the Amazon website in your web browser.

Go to www.amazon.com in your web browser. Any browser will do, but for this tutorial, we’ll be using Google Chrome.

2. Access the user registration page.

Move your mouse over Sign In until a drop-down menu appears, and then click Start Here.

Amazon sign in form

3. Enter your personal information, and select a username and password for your Amazon account.

You'll need to enter some information here. In the top set of boxes, click in the box marked "My Name Is" and type in your name.  Then, click in each of the boxes marked "My Email Address Is" and "Type It Again" and type a copy of your email address into each. Then (if you want), click in the box marked "My Mobile Phone Number Is" and type in your cell phone number.

In the middle set of boxes, where it says "Enter A New Password" and "Type It Again," click in each of the boxes and type in a password that you want to use to secure your account with. (Both copies will appear as bullet points to keep others from spying them over your shoulder).

Now, click in the last box, where it says "Type Characters," and type in the letters and numbers that you see in the distorted image above the box. This is a security check to make sure that you're an actual person, and not a computer program trying to mass-produce fake accounts.

Amazon account sign up form

4. Create your Amazon account.

Finally, click the yellow Create Account button at the bottom of the form.

 

And that’s how you create an Amazon account! Now that you’re all signed up, consider reading the rest of our Amazon course step-by-step tutorials on how to buy, how to search for products, or how to get free shipping - all on Amazon. 

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