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Add the Amazon Pay Button

[Step 2 of 7] The Amazon Pay checkout experience starts when the buyer clicks on the Amazon Pay button. Unlike the standard recurring checkout flow, the buyer will complete checkout on an Amazon Pay hosted page after clicking on the Amazon Pay button.

In this step, you will configure the Amazon Pay Checkout Session object and then render the Amazon Pay button. At the end of this step, you will be able to redirect the buyer to an Amazon Pay hosted page where they can select their preferred payment instrument, review order details, and complete checkout.

You must add the domains where the Amazon Pay button will be rendered to Seller Central. See Add domains to Seller Central for more information.


1. Add the Amazon Pay script

Add the Amazon Pay script to your HTML file. Be sure you select the correct region.

<script src="https://static-na.payments-amazon.com/checkout.js"></script>
<script src="https://static-eu.payments-amazon.com/checkout.js"></script>
<script src="https://static-fe.payments-amazon.com/checkout.js"></script>

2. Generate the Create Checkout Session payload

To render the Amazon Pay button, you will need to provide a payload that Amazon Pay will use to create a Checkout Session object. You will use the Checkout Session object to manage the buyer’s active session on your website.

Use the request body for the Create Checkout Session API to build the payload. In the payload, you must provide all details required for the buyer to complete checkout.

Instructions for generating button payload:

  • Set webCheckoutDetails.checkoutMode to ProcessOrder.
  • Set checkoutResultReturnUrl to the URL that the buyer is redirected to after they complete checkout on the Amazon Pay hosted page. The Checkout Session ID will be appended as a query parameter to the provided URL.
  • Set paymentDetails:
    • paymentIntent - The payment action when the buyer clicks the Amazon “Pay Now” button
    • chargeAmount - Checkout amount
  • Set productType to PayAndShip for physical transactions that require shipping address. Set productType to PayOnly for digital transactions.
  • You must set addressDetails with the shipping address provided by the buyer if productType is PayAndShip. See address formatting and validation for more info on how to pass address data.
  • Set recurringMetadata.frequency to increase buyer confidence. Note that Amazon Pay only uses the values provided to calculate the Charge Permission expiration date and in buyer communication. You are still responsible for calling Create Charge to charge the buyer for each billing cycle.
  • Specify the buyer information you need to complete checkout using the scopes parameter. If you do not set this value, all buyer information will be requested.

Optional integrations steps:

  • Use merchantMetadata to associate additional order details with this transaction.
  • If you registered for Amazon Pay in the EU or UK, you can use the presentmentCurrency parameter to charge your buyer using a different supported currency. See multi-currency integration for more info.

Payload example

{
    "webCheckoutDetails": {
        "checkoutResultReturnUrl": "https://a.com/merchant-review-page",
        "checkoutMode": "ProcessOrder"
    },
    "storeId": "amzn1.application-oa2-client.8b5e45312b5248b69eeaStoreId",
    "scopes": ["name", "email", "phoneNumber", "billingAddress"],
    "paymentDetails": {
        "paymentIntent": "AuthorizeWithCapture",
        "chargeAmount": {
            "amount": "10",
            "currencyCode": "USD"
        },
        "presentmentCurrency":"USD"
    },
    "recurringMetadata": {
        "frequency": { 
            "unit": "Month", 
            "value": "1" 
        },
        "amount": { 
            "amount": "10",
            "currencyCode": "USD"
        }
    },
    "merchantMetadata": {
        "merchantReferenceId":"Merchant-order-123",
        "merchantStoreName":"Merchant Store Name",
        "noteToBuyer":"Thank you for your order"
    },
    "addressDetails": {
        "name": "Paul Smith",
        "addressLine1": "9999 First Avenue",
        "city": "New York",
        "stateOrRegion": "NY",
        "postalCode": "10016",
        "countryCode": "US",
        "phoneNumber": "212555555"
    }
}  
Name
Location
Description
webCheckoutDetails
(required)

Type: webCheckoutDetails
Body
URLs associated to the Checkout Session used to complete checkout. The URLs must use HTTPS protocol

Use checkoutMode to specify whether the buyer will return to your website to review their order before completing checkout
storeId
(required)

Type: string
Body
Amazon Pay store ID. Retrieve this value from Amazon Pay Integration Central: US, EU, JP
scopes

Type: list <scope>
Body
The buyer details that you're requesting access to. Specify whether you need shipping address using button productType parameter in Step 4.

Supported values:
  • 'name' - Buyer name
  • 'email' - Buyer email
  • 'phoneNumber' - Default billing address phone number
  • 'billingAddress' - Default billing address
Default value: all buyer information is requested if the scopes parameter is not set
chargePermissionType

Type: string
Body
The type of Charge Permission requested

Supported values:
  • 'OneTime' - The Charge Permission can only be used for a single order
  • 'Recurring' - The Charge Permission can be used for recurring orders
Default value: 'OneTime"
paymentDetails

Type: paymentDetails
Body
Payment details specified by the merchant, such as the amount and method for charging the buyer
recurringMetadata

Type: recurringMetadata
Body
Metadata about how the recurring Charge Permission will be used. Amazon Pay only uses this information to calculate the Charge Permission expiration date and in buyer communication

Note that it is still your responsibility to call Create Charge to charge the buyer for each billing cycle
merchantMetadata

Type: merchantMetadata
Body
Merchant-provided order details
addressDetails

Type: addressDetail
Body
Buyer provided shipping address. Only use this parameter if checkoutMode is ProcessOrder and productType is PayAndShip

3. Sign the payload

You must secure the payload using a signature. The payload does not include a timestamp so you can re-use the signature as long as the payload does not change. If you need to change the payload and your button signature is dynamic, you should decouple button render from checkout initialization to avoid re-rendering the button.

Option 1 (recommended): Generate a signature using the helper function provided in the Amazon Pay SDKs. The signature generated by the helper function is only valid for the button and not for API requests.

<?php
    include 'vendor/autoload.php';

    $amazonpay_config = array(
        'public_key_id' => 'MY_PUBLIC_KEY_ID',
        'private_key'   => 'keys/private.pem',
        'region'        => 'US',
        'sandbox'       => true
    );

    $client = new Amazon\Pay\API\Client($amazonpay_config);
    $payload = '{"storeId":"amzn1.application-oa2-client.xxxxx","webCheckoutDetails":{"checkoutResultReturnUrl":"https://example.com/review.html"},"chargePermissionType":"Recurring","recurringMetadata":{"frequency":{ unit":"Month","value":"1"},"amount":{"amount":"30","currencyCode":"USD"}}}';
    $signature = $client->generateButtonSignature($payload);
    echo $signature . "\n";
?>

Source code

var payConfiguration = new ApiConfiguration
(
    region: Region.Europe,
    environment: Environment.Sandbox,
    publicKeyId: "MY_PUBLIC_KEY_ID",
    privateKey: "PATH_OR_CONTENT_OF_MY_PRIVATE_KEY"
);

var request = new  CreateCheckoutSessionRequest
(
    checkoutResultReturnUrl: "https://example.com/review.html",
    storeId: "amzn1.application-oa2-client.xxxxx"
);

request.ChargePermissionType = ChargePermissionType.Recurring;
request.RecurringMetadata.Frequency.Unit = FrequencyUnit.Month;
request.RecurringMetadata.Frequency.Value = 1;
request.RecurringMetadata.Amount.Unit = 99.99M;
request.RecurringMetadata.Amount.CurrencyCode = Currency.EUR;

// generate the button signature
var signature = client.GenerateButtonSignature(request);

// the payload as JSON string that you must assign to the button in the next step
var payload = request.ToJson(); 

Source code

PayConfiguration payConfiguration = null;
try {
    payConfiguration = new PayConfiguration()
                .setPublicKeyId("YOUR_PUBLIC_KEY_ID")
                .setRegion(Region.YOUR_REGION_CODE)
                .setPrivateKey("YOUR_PRIVATE_KEY_STRING")
                .setEnvironment(Environment.SANDBOX);
}catch (AmazonPayClientException e) {
    e.printStackTrace();
}

AmazonPayClient client = new AmazonPayClient(payConfiguration);

String payload = "{\"storeId\":\"amzn1.application-oa2-client.xxxxxx\",\"webCheckoutDetails\":{\"checkoutResultReturnUrl\":\"https://example.com/review.html\"},\"chargePermissionType\":\"Recurring\",\"recurringMetadata\":{\"frequency\":{\"unit\":\"Month\",\"value\":\"1\"},\"amount\":{\"amount\":\"30\",\"currencyCode\":\"USD\"}}}";
String signature = client.generateButtonSignature(payload);

Source code

const fs = require('fs');
const Client = require('@amazonpay/amazon-pay-api-sdk-nodejs');

const config = {
    publicKeyId: 'ABC123DEF456XYZ',
    privateKey: fs.readFileSync('tst/private.pem'),
    region: 'us',
    sandbox: true
};

const testPayClient = new Client.AmazonPayClient(config);
const payload = {
    "webCheckoutDetails": {
        "checkoutResultReturnUrl": "https://example.com/review.html"
    },
    "storeId": "amzn1.application-oa2-client.xxxxx",
    "chargePermissionType": "Recurring",   
    "recurringMetadata": {
        "frequency": { 
            "unit": "Month", 
            "value": "1" 
        },
        "amount": { 
            "amount": "30",
            "currencyCode": "USD"
        }
    }
};
const signature = testPayClient.generateButtonSignature(payload);

Source code

Option 2: Build the signature manually by following steps 2 and 3 of the signing requests guide.


4. Render the button

Use the values from the previous two steps to render the Amazon Pay button to a HTML container element. The button will be responsive and it will inherit the size of the container element, see responsive button logic for details.

The code below will initiate Amazon Pay checkout immediately on button click. If you need control of the click event, you can decouple button render and checkout initiation. See Amazon Pay script for more info.

Code sample

Function parameters

Parameter
Description
merchantId
(required)

Type: string
Amazon Pay merchant account identifier
createCheckoutSessionConfig
(required)

Type: buttonConfig
Create Checkout Session configuration. This is a required field if you use PayAndShip or PayOnly productType
placement
(required)

Type: string
Placement of the Amazon Pay button on your website

Supported values:
  • 'Home' - Initial or main page
  • 'Product' - Product details page
  • 'Cart' - Cart review page before buyer starts checkout
  • 'Checkout' - Any page after buyer starts checkout
  • 'Other' - Any page that doesn't fit the previous descriptions
ledgerCurrency
(required)

Type: string
Ledger currency provided during registration for the given merchant identifier

Supported values:
  • US merchants - 'USD'
  • EU merchants - 'EUR'
  • UK merchants - 'GBP'
  • JP merchants - 'JPY'
productType

Type: string
Product type selected for checkout

Supported values:
  • 'PayAndShip' - Select PayAndShip if you are selling a physical product. You must pass the buyer's shipping address in the button payload
  • 'PayOnly' - Select PayOnly if you are selling a digital product
  • 'SignIn' - Offer Amazon Sign-in. Select this product type if you need buyer details before the buyer starts Amazon Pay checkout. See Amazon Sign-in for more information.
Default value: 'PayAndShip'
buttonColor

Type: string
Color of the Amazon Pay button

Supported values: 'Gold', 'LightGray', 'DarkGray'
Default value: 'Gold'
checkoutLanguage

Type: string
Language used to render the button and text on Amazon Pay hosted pages. Please note that supported language(s) is dependent on the region that your Amazon Pay account was registered for

Supported values: 
  • US merchants - 'en_US'
  • EU/UK merchants - 'en_GB', de_DE', 'fr_FR', 'it_IT', 'es_ES'
  • JP merchants - 'ja_JP'
sandbox

Type: boolean
Sets button to Sandbox environment

You do not have to set this parameter if your publicKeyId has an environment prefix (for example: SANDBOX-AFVX7ULWSGBZ5535PCUQOY7B)

Default value: false