How to Shop on Amazon with Your PayPal Credit

PayPal is an excellent service for international shoppers, but it can be a pain if you happen to be shopping on Amazon or another online retailer that doesn’t accept PayPal. Want to know how to use PayPal credit to shop on Amazon, BestBuy, Belk etc? Read on..

Make sure you have a stable VPN on the side if any of the below website options give you any problem. If you don’t already have a VPN, please get one.

Buy Gift Cards With PayPal Credit & Shop Easily In-Store and Online

Let’s take Amazon as an example. One cannot directly shop on Amazon using their PayPal Balance, however, you can use PayPal to buy Amazon gift cards. The same tactic can be used for any number of stores where using PayPal is not an option.

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Remember! Stores (online and physical) always accept payments with VISA, MasterCard and/or store credit/gift cards.

Here are just a few of the great places to buy egift cards using your PayPal account or PayPal credit.

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eBay

eBay is a hub for virtually anything to be purchased, and yes that even includes Amazon e-gift cards. Most of the cards are auctioned, so you may have to bid and wait. This means looking well in advance before you want to purchase something. Even then, eBay is always a good option especially when you can get a discount!

eBay is a great place to buy Apple store or Amazon gift cards with PayPal money.

Newegg

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For those of you who live under a rock, Newegg is kind of like Amazon for computer parts. Newegg also sells e-gift cards. They have all sorts of options for gift cards, including the Windows Store, xBox Live, PlayStation Store, and yes even Amazon and eBay cards. You’ll also get automatic delivery on said gift cards, so there is no waiting period.

You can pay for them via Newegg Store Credit Card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Newegg.com Gift Card, Visa Checkout, MasterPass, Amex… and… *drumroll* Bitcoin!

Dundle

Dundle is a web shop that provides different gift cards from Xbox, iTunes, Steam, Skype, PSN, Nintendo, Amazon as well as Perx Virtual Mastercard. It is one of the few services from where you can purchase Amazon Gift cards for any store regardless of your currency. They provide Amazon gift cards of different denominations and country specific stores which include France, Italy, UK, Germany, United States and Mexico.

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The cards are available for denominations prices starting from 5 to 100 depending on the standard denominations available from the provider. You can pay via a number of services including PayPal, Bitcoin, iDeal, Skrill, Sofort, Bank transfer etc. Dundle charges a service fee which is dependant on the chosen gift card as well as a transaction fee that is based on your cart value and on the payment method you choose. Once the payment is made, you instantly receive a code via email to use it.

What we love about Dundle is that they are very transparent about their charges and fees.

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Walmart

Walmart accepts PayPal credit as a payment method. Whether you use it to shop for goods or buy e-gift cards, you can pay for it via PayPal money. They sell a variety of e-gift cards that are automatically delivered. They may not have Amazon gift cards, but they do have other favourite online stores including iTunes and the Windows Store.

You can pay at Walmart’s online store via major credit cards (including non-US credit cards), Walmart’s MoneyCard, Visa, AMEX, MasterCard and PayPal

CashStar

CashStar is another brilliant gift card marketplace that sells both physical and egiftcards. They are the hidden gem on this list because their homepage is more about business solutions than gift card purchase by end users. You can buy gift cards for most US (and in some cases Canada) stores. To buy gift cards, simply go here, choose the store you wish to buy a gift card for/from and start the process.

CashStar accepts payments from VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and PayPal. However, you need to check the FAQ for each store card to determine the acceptable payment method. For instance, Best Buy doesn’t allow international cards on their store but allow PayPal. Uber, doesnt allow PayPal and Diners, however there doesn’t seem to be a restriction on card issuing country.

At this point they don’t do Amazon, Apple or Microsoft store cards.

eGifter

Another fantastic option to shop with your PayPal credit is getting a gift card from eGifter! They claim to have over 200 brands covered in their inventory. You can also buy virtual visa gift cards with PayPal balance here. They also allow group contribution towards a card and their apps are fantastic.

Available on iOS and Google Play store, the app lets you do everything that their website can do, and they too suggest that you simply use their service via the app. You have the option to buy gift cards with Credit cards, PayPal, Amex, Amazon Pay, Skrill, Dash or Bitcoin!

PayPal payment method is currently limited to verified US PayPal accounts

2uGifts

Not a cheap option but this gets work done. 2uGifts have iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Sling and Spotify gift cards that can be paid for via PayPal credit. Mind you; these cards are a bit expensive, but its a sure way of buying on Amazon with PayPal wallet.

Other Ideas for Shopping via PayPal

There are also some favourite sites that sell gift cards. Here are a few of the most popular ones.

Google Pay

Many stores have started accepting Google Pay as a payment method. Luckily for everyone, Google Pay accepts PayPal as a payment method. If in a bind, look for the Google Pay option and pay with that. Just make sure, Google Pay uses PayPal as a default payment method.

PayPal digital gifts

PayPal Digital Gifts

PayPal itself sells digital gift cards and hence if you didn’t know then you should probably try this website. Just pick a gift card; say… you choose one for Burger King. Only put in the amount you want to buy (has to be between $25-$100), and choose one of two options: ‘Gift’ or ‘Buy for me’, then complete your payment via PayPal.

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If none of these quite suit your needs, you could always just sign up for PayPal Prepaid. This is a prepaid MasterCard that you only load your PayPal money onto. That’s it, and it’s accepted by anywhere MasterCard is… which is virtually everywhere. Prepaid cards are a pain, but they are a lot more useful than being denied service!

And that’s how you use PayPal credit on Amazon and anywhere else on the internet. Remember, if an online retailer says they don’t accept a certain form of payment, there is always a way to get around it. If they say you need to be in the USA to access a certain website, get yourself a reliable VPN connection. If they require a USA phone number, please get it and if they say you need a USA address, then you can get that too.

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Zahra Habibhttps://www.zhabib.com
Co Founder of QZ Consulting & Editor at TechVise, Zahra has over 16 years of content development & editorial experience. She is a novelist & writes for businesses & digital platforms.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Walmart.com will take PayPal as a payment for online ordering. But if you are ordering egift cards that are Visa, Mastercard or the like from a PayPal credit account on walmart.com, Walmart’s finance team will cancel your order and say that they couldn’t verify payment (even after PayPal Credit authorized the funds) or that your information may have changed (even if it didn’t).

  2. To buy on Amazon with Paypal I use the website payzon. It’s really cool, your order will be shipped directly from Amazon to these countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy and France ! 🙂

  3. That paypal prepaid mastercard is horrible, if the site is down you can’t transfer money from paypal, they will cancel your card and order a new one without even telling you, which means no way to get your money until 7-10 days when new card comes, I just paid the monthly card fee and they cancelled my card with a large amount of money on it that I have no access to now. Do yourself a favor open an account at a “real” bank and just link it to your paypal and transfer the funds to your bank account. It now takes 30 mins to get in your bank account.

  4. According to NewEgg’s website, you cannot use your NewEgg store credit card to purchase gift cards.

    Though potentially getting a bit outside of your article’s scope, individuals can visit websites such as Gift Card Granny to determine where to best purchase their gift cards at a discount while still using PayPal. Cashbackholic is a site individuals can to determine where to receive the most cashback on their purchase of not only their gift card, but also the item purchased with the gift card.

  5. Hi. I’m in desperate need to purchase Amazon Gift Cards with my (non US) paypal account. I tried Gyft and egifter using VPN, I ceirtanly can access the purchase until I use my paypal, which is finally rejected. I think they detect its non US origin, no matter where I am connecting from.
    I tried GiftCards.com but I don’t think they accept paypal. I can only see a credit card payment form
    Newegg doesn’t seem to have Amazon GC, neither Walmart.
    I cannot find that paypal prepaid either… Is it available for international accountholders?
    Please dear Zahra, refine your post to help people outside the USA.

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