While going through the process of submitting the project to Kickstarter there were a couple of red flags. It was not so clear if we needed an Amazon Payments account or to fulfill Kickstarter’s interpretation of what is required for a valid Amazon Payments account.

Typically Amazon Payments accounts have a verified Credit Card from the USA held by an individual with a valid SSN (Social Security Number). But it is also possible to obtain an Amazon Payments account using a validated business bank account and the Employer Identity Number. At least this is my understanding.

So some exchanges with Kickstarter clarified that they need a verified Amazon Payments account. They are not concerned about how we meet Amazon’s requirements. This is comforting and I mention it because it might save you some concern.