The Amazon Currency Converter
Amazon Currency Converter allows you to pay for qualifying purchases in your local currency with an eligible American Express, MasterCard or Visa payment card.
Amazon Currency Converter allows you to pay for qualifying purchases in your local currency. When you purchase eligible items and you use an eligible American Express, Visa or MasterCard payment card denominated in currencies supported by the Amazon Currency Converter, you may be able to pay in your local currency. We'll show you the total amount of your order in your local currency on the order summary page.
When you purchase using Amazon Currency Converter:
- We’ll automatically display your order total in your local currency on the order summary page.
- You'll always have the option to pay either in your local currency or in Pounds Sterling.
- The same exchange rate applied to your purchase will be applied in the event of a return, so you get back what you paid – even if the market exchange rate has changed.
- There is a fee for paying in local currency and guaranteeing the exchange rate, called the exchange rate guarantee fee, which is displayed as a line item above the order total.
- The exchange rate, which includes the exchange rate guarantee fee, will be displayed below your order total at the time of purchase.
- Depending upon your local currency, we will display the exchange rate used for your order with the percentage mark-up above the exchange rate published by the European Central Bank for the same currency.
- The exchange rate and exchange rate guarantee fee applied to your order will be available in your order details, the order confirmation email notification and the invoice summary.
- For more information about the exchange rate and the exchange rate guarantee fee, go to Currency Converter exchange rates.
- Percentage mark-up above the European Central Bank published rate will be displayed for all European Economic Area currencies, in addition to any other exchange rates published by the European Central Bank.
- When you use Amazon Currency Converter, we'll charge your payment card in your local currency. In some cases, however, your bank or credit card company may assess additional fees, which may increase the overall cost of your purchase. Please contact your bank regarding these fees.
- Your local currency refers to the card currency associated with your eligible payment method. You can change your card currency by updating your payment method during checkout.