You recently got a message from your Bank stating a charge by Amazon, and you wonder what is “AMZN Digital.”
Well, you don’t have to worry. No one scammed you, and your credit card is safe. These charges are from Amazon.
Amazon Digital charges are for all the digital content by Amazon.
These charges can include digital products like video games, downloadable software, movies, e-books, audiobooks, etc., and subscriptions like Amazon Prime, Audible, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Kids+, etc.
But before you head back and pay for them, let’s discuss where these charges come from and how they differ.
What digital services does Amazon offer?
Before I tell you why you are getting these charges from Amazon and why Amazon charges for it, we should understand the different products and services Amazon offers.
Amazon is one of the largest marketplaces in the world.
Besides offering millions of physical products on its platform, Amazon also provides many digital products and services.
Digital products like audiobooks, video games, software, music, movies, e-books, etc., and services like Prime membership, Prime Video, Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Drive, etc., come under Amazon Digital.
What is Amazon Digital Charge?
Now that we know that Amazon offers many different digital services, it is easier for us to understand how these charges are incurred.
Amazon Digital Charge is the charge you must pay for all the different digital services you opt for from Amazon.
So, for instance, if you subscribe to the Amazon Prime membership, you will see the membership fee as Amazon Digital Charge in your Bank Account.
There are a lot of different digital products and services that Amazon offers, and it is hard to keep track of them.
But don’t worry. I will discuss all the various Amazon Digital Charges in this section.
Let’s dig into each of them in detail and understand how they affect the Amazon Digital charge.
With over 200 million subscribers worldwide, Amazon Prime Membership is one of Amazon's most popular digital services.
There is a reason why so many people opt for the prime membership- it saves you a ton! You get your money's worth from free shipping on most products on the platform to free video streaming.
Amazon Prime offers fantastic perks like same-day, one-day, and two-day delivery options on most products, quick grocery delivery, early access to sales, and other services.
Amazon Prime Video
If you opt for the Amazon Prime membership, you get Prime Video free. You can get the Prime Video subscription separately on its own. In either case, you get thousands of movies, shows, documentaries, and Amazon Original Content with the subscription.
You can access live events, sports streams, and channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, CBS All Access, Hallmark Movies, and more.
The Kindle Unlimited offers millions of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. If you are a bookworm, this subscription will be worth your money.
You can access a lot of different literature, podcasts, latest book releases, and Amazon Original content in one subscription.
You also get a 30-day free trial if you are a new user. You even get free credits to buy any ebook of your choice. It saves you a ton of money because instead of buying books separately, you can get them all under one subscription.
A much more affordable option!
Amazon Audible is the host of thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and audio content across genres that you can download or stream anytime and anywhere.
If you love listening to audiobooks and podcasts, getting an Audible subscription will save you so much money. Apart from Audiobooks, Audible offers a wide range of audio content that you can explore.
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited offers millions of songs, playlists, and stations at no extra cost. Remember to explore this fantastic music app to stream and enjoy thousands of ad-free, curated playlists if you get a prime membership.
You can use this app on your Smart TV, android and iOS device, Alexa devices, car, and desktops. The app lets you download your favorite music and listen to it offline.
Amazon Kids+ is a subscription that includes a wide variety of content for children. This subscription will be with your money if you have a toddler or a kid from 3-12.
With the Amazon Kids+ subscription, you can explore hundreds of books, video games, puzzles, Alexa skills, movies, etc., with the Amazon Kids+ subscription. You can also easily control and monitor your kid’s activities through the dedicated parent dashboard.
Your kid can watch, play, read and listen to the massive library of digital content categorized by age group and genre.
You can store thousands of files, photos, and videos on Amazon Drive. It is a cloud storage service by Amazon and is accessible through your Amazon account.
All Amazon users get free 5 GB storage without a subscription or prime membership. You can increase the storage to 30TB by getting a monthly or annual subscription.
How much does Amazon Digital Charge?
Amazon Digital charges you pay for all the different digital services you take from Amazon. This can include any or all of the services mentioned above.
There are no fixed charges for them. They depend entirely upon what services you are opting for and for how long.
Generally, subscription-based services come with a free trial of 30 or 90 days. If you want to know more about the specific charges of these services, you can check out their description page or website.
You can also opt for an auto-renewal option that will renew your subscription automatically on the renewal date, and you will see the charges as Amazon Digital digital.
But, if you don’t want to become a full-paid member, you must cancel the subscription before the free trial ends and not go for the auto-renewal option.
As mentioned before, Amazon Digital charges are also incurred when you purchase a digital product from Amazon. This includes e-books, downloadable software, video games, downloadable software, rental movies, etc.
Sometimes, you might not realize where these charges came from in your bank statement. Here are a few kinds of charges that appear as Amazon Digital Charges:
- An auto-renewal payment of a subscription or a membership
- An online order by a family or friend. In this case, you should cross-verify if someone you know made the payment or if some unauthorized person did it.
If you are still looking for why a particular Amazon Digital Charge has appeared in your bank account, you can contact the Amazon Customer Service Team to learn the details about it.
In case the transaction was unauthorized, you can report it to Amazon as well as your Bank.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why did I get charged for an Amazon Digital service?
Most of Amazon's Digital Services are paid services. These include Prime membership, Audible, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Kids+, etc.
Most of these services come with a monthly subscription fee and a free trial of 30 or 90 days. The subscription fee will be reflected in your bank account as soon as the free trial ends.
If you opt for any of these services, you will be charged for them. The charge will reflect as Amazon Digital Charge on your bank account.
How do I stop Amazon Digital Charges?
You can cancel any or all of the subscriptions from Amazon. If you want to cancel the Amazon Digital charge for any of the memberships, you can follow these steps:
- Step 1: On your Amazon Account, go to the “Subscribe & Discover” option.
- Step 2: Under this option, select “Manage Subscription,” and you can choose the subscription you wish to cancel.
- Step 3: Once you select the specific subscription, you will see the link to the main subscription page under “Advance Controls.”
- Step 4: Now you can cancel your subscription.
Once your subscription is canceled, the Amazon Digital charges will stop if your subscription is for longer than a month, you are eligible to get a refund.
Is Amazon Digital the same as Amazon Prime?
Amazon Digital charges include the subscription fee for Amazon Prime membership, but they are not the same. Amazon Digital includes all the charges incurred for option any of the Amazon Digital Services.
This can include Amazon memberships like Prime, Kids+, Audible, Kindle Unlimited, etc., as well as digital products like e-books, video games, downloadable software, movies, songs, etc.
Why is AMZN Digital on my bank statement?
Amazon digital charges may appear as “AMZN Digital” on your bank Account. These charges can be because of auto-renewal payments of some subscription fee of any Amazon Digital Services, or it can be an order of a digital product from Amazon.
How do I see my Digital orders on Amazon?
To check your Digital orders on Amazon, you can follow these steps:
- Step 1: On your Amazon Account, click on the “Accounts & Lists” option on the upper right.
- Step 2: Under the Accounts page, select “Prime Video Channels” under the “Memberships and Subscriptions” option.
- Step 3: Here, you can see the list of all your digital order, their renewal dates, and prices. You can even choose to cancel a subscription from this page.
I hope this article helped you understand Amazon Digital charges and where they come from. You know better and can easily manage them from your Amazon Account.
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Samrudha Salvi ‧ Author
With more than 5 years on selling on amazon, and helping 100s to get started on Amazon.