How to Use Paypal on Amazon From Anywhere in the World.
Amazon does not accept PayPal for obvious reasons. But there are times when you want to buy this Christmas gift on Amazon with the money you just received on your Paypal.
One way is to use a Paypal debit card, but this only works if your Paypal account is linked to the US.
Fortunately, there is another workaround that allows you to use the money you have in your PayPal account to buy anything on Amazon.com. Useful in situations where you can’t use your credit or debit card on Amazon, or when you’ve just received a payment via PayPal and don’t want to wait a few days for it to arrive in your account.
The trick here is to buy an Amazon gift card with the money you have with PayPal and then use that Amazon gift card to shop on Amazon. Let’s see how it works.
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How to use Paypal on Amazon
Step 1. Find a gift card site
To keep them out of competition, you won’t find an Amazon gift card on major online retailers like Target or Bestbuy. So you have to look at small players.
We don’t support gift card sites right now, however we used MyGiftardSupply and in our previous experience it worked like a charm. eGifter is another popular site for buying gift cards, however it currently only sells Amazon gift cards if you use eGifter Points as a payment source.
Unlike Target or Bestbuy, small coupons like MyGiftcardSupply sites charge you a small additional service fee. For example, a $ 100 card will set you back $ 107.
Step 2. Buy an Amazon Gift Card
So, head over to mygiftcardsupply.com (you don’t need a US credit card or Paypal to buy a gift card for them). Find an Amazon Gift Card. Sometimes the gift card does not appear when you do a manual search, in which case you can scroll down the list of available gift cards and add the Amazon gift card to your cart.
You can choose the denomination of the card from 5 to 100 dollars. At the time of this writing, $ 5 will cost you about $ 7 and $ 100 will cost you $ 107. You might be tempted to enter into a better deal, such as $ 100, but I recommend that you conduct an initial transaction for a small amount, such as $ 5, to check the situation.
So, add it to your cart and pay with Paypal. You will need to enter your name, email address and verify your phone number. There is no possibility for a guest to leave, which is good, since here we are dealing with real money.
You will then receive a scanned copy of the code by email within a minute or two. Sometimes it will send you code directly as shown in the following screenshot.
Step 3. Add a Gift Card to Amazon
It’s simple. You can either click the ‘Click to Redeem on Amazon’ button to directly add the gift card balance as shown in the screenshot below. Or you can do it manually by logging into amazon.com and navigating to your Account page by clicking Accounts & Lists to the right of the search bar. On the “Your Account” page, select “Gift Cards”. Now click on “Redeem Gift Card”. Enter the claim code on the back of the gift card and click “Apply claim code”.
This is how you shop on Amazon using Paypal. While not as convenient as a PayPal credit card, it gets the job done. You will have to carry an extra few dollars though.