If you have more than one payment card stored in Amazon, it’s often difficult to work out which is which. Amazon only gives you the name on the card and the last four digits to go on. There is no way to assign the cards a nickname, allowing you to identify personal or business cards for example. However, there is a brilliant browser extension that does allow you to give credit cards stored in Amazon a nickname.
Thanks to @gilgongo who saw me moaning about this on Twitter and suggested the extension.
How to give credit cards stored in Amazon a nickname
First, you need to download and install the Credit Card nicknames for Amazon browser extension. This is available from the Chrome Web Store, so it should work with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi and any other web browser that is based on the Chromium engine.
If you use Firefox, download the extension from here.
I couldn’t find a version for Safari on Mac.
Once you’ve installed the extension in your browser and reached the Amazon checkout (you may need to expand the window where you’re asked to select a payment card), click on the little credit card icon at the top of the browser window, where your extensions normally live.
Here, you’ll be asked to enter nicknames for each of your payment cards, based on the last four numbers of each card. You might see numbers duplicated, but you only need to enter a nickname for each card once.
The next time you visit the checkout, you’ll see your cards are given a discrete text label with your nickname, as highlighted in red in the screenshot below:
Alas, the nicknames won’t carry over to the Amazon apps, but if you’re buying on your computer, you won’t have to reach into your wallet or purse to check you’re using the correct card anymore!