Buying from Amazon via Paypal
Buying from Amazon via Paypal
Buying from Amazon via Paypal is something that confuses all Paypal bank users in paying and purchasing through the famous Amazon site, as Paypal imposes some strict laws so that you cannot use your Paypal account as a means of payment directly, but you must use a debit card from Paypal ( PayPal Debit Card) if your account is personal or use a debit card (PayPal Business Debit Mastercard) if your account is business.
Continue reading this article to learn about the details of buying from Amazon via PayPal and how you can enjoy the online shopping experience without any problems in making your payments.
How can I buy from Amazon via PayPal?
According to the no-PayPal-on-Amazon policy; Amazon does not allow users to pay via PayPal directly, so you have to take some indirect methods to buy your favorite items on Amazon. The most important of these methods is using PayPal Cash Card, PayPal Key, PayPal credit cards, and purchasing Amazon Gift Cards using your PayPal account. Plus Amazon accepts payments made with Venmo (owned by PayPal).
We will talk in detail now about each method of purchasing from Amazon via Paypal separately:
1. PayPal Cash Card
The PayPal Cash Card is a debit card that allows you to make payments that draw from your PayPal balance. With this card, you can shop online and in stores, as long as the merchant accepts Mastercard payments. (When you apply for a PayPal Cash Card, your regular PayPal account becomes a Cash Plus account, which offers some additional features.)
Note: If you’re shopping on Amazon and want to use your PayPal balance, simply enter your PayPal cash card number (as you would any credit or debit card), and complete your purchase.
Pros of Paypal Cash Card
It’s easy to apply for and use the PayPal Cash Card.
There is no credit check involved.
Cons of PayPal Cash Card
PayPal charges a fee to reload cash into the account as well as to make withdrawals from out-of-network ATMs.
2. Paypal Key
Getting a PayPal Key is even easier than ordering a PayPal Cash card since you don’t have to wait for a plastic card to arrive in the mail. You will be given a virtual card number that can be used online (as long as the merchant accepts Mastercard). The downside is that PayPal Key is not yet available to all PayPal account holders.
You can check if you qualify by logging into your account and seeing if you have the PayPal Key option. If so, once you sign up, you’ll get your virtual card details (including card number, expiration date, and security code), which you can then use when shopping on Amazon.
Paypal Key Pros
You are given a virtual card number in exchange for your PayPal balance.
There is no credit application involved.
Cons of Paypal Key
Not everyone is eligible for a PayPal key.
3. PayPal credit cards
PayPal offers two co-branded credit cards: the PayPal Cashback Mastercard and the PayPal Extras Mastercard. These are exclusive offers for PayPal account holders and work like any other credit card: you can use it for online or online store purchases. However, you do not use your PayPal balance to fund your purchases.
Pros of PayPal Credit Cards
The card offers rewards so you can earn cash back on your Amazon (and other) purchases.
Cons of PayPal credit cards
Opening a new line of credit may not be ideal for everyone.
There may be other rewards cards that suit your spending style better.
You don’t actually pay with your PayPal balance.
4. Amazon Gift Cards
If you purchase Amazon Gift Cards from a retailer that accepts PayPal and then load the value of the gift card into your Amazon account, it’s the same as using PayPal to buy from Amazon (but a roundabout way). For example, you can go online to BestBuy.com and purchase an Amazon Card using your PayPal balance and choose the “pick up in store” option to get the card the same day. You can then redeem the gift card on Amazon and spend it at your leisure.
Venmo is an accepted payment method on the Amazon website and within its app. Although Venmo is owned by PayPal, there is no direct way to transfer your PayPal balance to your Venmo balance. An alternative solution is to link both services to the same checking account, and transfer funds from one service to another through the account.
At the end of our article, we conclude that we got to know everything related to buying from Amazon via PayPal without any restrictions, with an extensive update on the pros and cons of each method, and this is what qualifies you to choose what is most appropriate for you.