Even though both PayPal and Amazon are American companies, they don’t really work together. Recently, the companies talked about working together, but they have been talking about this for years.
Amazon is the second largest online store in the world, after Alibaba, which is owned by Jack Ma. On the other hand, PayPal is the second biggest way to pay online in the world, after AliPay. AliPay is also a company that Alibaba owns.
Even though Alibaba is bigger, these two brands are the most well-known in their fields around the world. Alibaba is number one because it is a Chinese company, and there are more than a billion people living in China.
Amazon has its own system for taking payments called Amazon Payments. The problem is that it’s not as versatile as PayPal. Everyone uses PayPal, and a customer would rather sign up for PayPal than Amazon Payments.
So, can you pay on Amazon with PayPal? If yes, how? And if not, are there other things I could do? Today, we’ll find out the answers to these questions and tell you the truth so you don’t get ripped off.
Can PayPal be used on Amazon?
No, is the sad but true answer. As of right now, Amazon and PayPal do not do business together. Amazon Payments is a way for the Amazon Company to make money on top of the fees they charge sellers.
As you can see, Amazon is not in a hurry to work with PayPal. It hasn’t taken PayPal for years, but it’s been a billion-dollar business for a long time. If it worked without PayPal before, it can certainly work without PayPal for many more years.
If you think about it, why would Amazon want to lose that money if it starts accepting PayPal? Once Amazon starts taking PayPal payments, people probably won’t use Amazon Payments anymore. Instead, most buyers and sellers will switch to PayPal, which will put an end to Amazon Payments.
Anyone who says they can take PayPal payments on the Amazon system is, to put it mildly, not trustworthy. These people will try to take advantage of you.
So, just to be safe, we’ll say it again: you can’t pay on the Amazon universe with PayPal. Getting help from someone who says he can do it for you is a scam.
What other shopping sites are there besides Amazon if you can’t use PayPal?
People don’t like to use Amazon payments for a reason. It can be hard to keep track of all these different accounts and passwords. Because of this, a lot of people would rather just use PayPal as their only payment processor.
Or, every time they buy something on Amazon, they just have to type in their card information by hand. If you have a lot of financial accounts, you are much less likely to be hacked if you do it this way.
You can still shop on Amazon even if you don’t want to use Amazon Payments or PayPal. There are other ways to pay. Amazon does not only use Amazon Payments, so you can choose how to pay.
Here is a list of the different ways you can pay:
- Cards for paying with money
- Accounts from US banks for making checks
- Gift cards and the Amazon Store
You can use Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, and a lot more credit and debit cards. Amazon also takes Maestro, Solo, Eurocard, UnionPay, Delta, and American Express. You can only use Maestro and Solo cards that were made in the United Kingdom.
No matter what you choose, you can use Amazon’s protection program to make sure your transactions are safe. You can also ask for a refund if the product you got doesn’t have the features that were advertised or if you never got the product at all.
Can you use PayPal to buy Amazon Gift Cards?
Yes, you can use your PayPal account to buy an Amazon Gift Card. Since Amazon Gift Cards are not sold like other items on Amazon, you can use PayPal to pay for them if they are sold by a third-party seller.
The Amazon Gift Card comes in a number of different amounts, and you can have it sent to your home. There are the following amounts you can buy:
- $20 $50
- $75 $100
Once you get it, you can use it to pay for anything on Amazon. It is mostly used by people who want to give something to someone they care about and then let that person choose what to buy on Amazon.
But you can use this as an alternative if you don’t want to use any of the other ways to pay on Amazon that we talked about before. You can send yourself an Amazon Gift Card, which you can then use to shop on Amazon.
Be careful, because not every third-party seller is legitimate. Before you pay, look into the company’s history to make sure it’s not a scam.
An Amazon Gift Card is not a debit card, which is something to keep in mind. It has nothing to do with Visa or Mastercard. Only the Amazon system works. It’s a way to get people to buy something, but the money on the card can only be used at Amazon. Basically, Amazon gets the money.
How do I use the Amazon Gift Card that I bought?
To use your Amazon Gift Card, you need to sign in to your account. From there, click the drop-down menu next to Your Account and choose Gift Cards.
The website would open a new page, and you would have to click on a button that says “Redeem Gift Card.” This will take you to a box where you have to type in the code from your physical Amazon Gift Card. After you’ve done these things, the balance should show up on your Amazon account.
If you don’t have the card with you, you can’t get the money back. Also, if you don’t have an Amazon account, you can’t use it. You can use someone else’s gift card in your account, though.
You can buy things that are worth less than what’s left in your Amazon account, or you can buy things that are worth more. But if you buy more, Amazon will ask you to pay for the extra amount using one of the ways we talked about before.
If the amount you spent was less than what you had in your Amazon account, the difference will stay in your account. You can use that money to buy other things in the future.
Can the PayPal debit card be used on Amazon?
You can do this, yes. The PayPal debit card can be used by people in the US and the UK. The balance on these cards comes from the balance on your PayPal account.
Since Mastercard is what makes the PayPal debit card work, it can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. So, if you have a PayPal debit card, you can shop directly on the Amazon website. But PayPal debit cards are only available in the United States and the United Kingdom.
To apply for this card, you need to log in to your PayPal account and look for the term in the help section. Once you’ve found the information, the system will walk you through how to apply.
It’s easy to use the PayPal debit card. Apply for one if you are eligible. You can use it as a debit card anywhere Mastercard is accepted, and you can also take money out of ATMs with it.
How does PayPal Gifts work?
You can buy digital cards, also called “e-cards,” through this program. These cards are worth money, and you can send them to people you care about. They can use the card to buy stiff online once they get it.
These cards are examples of:
- The App Store
- Play Google
- Domino’s Nintendo
So, if you have a nephew who loves Nintendo, you can buy him an online Nintendo gift card. He can buy things he can download from Nintendo with that card. If you buy him a Google Play Card, he can use it to pay for things he bought on the Google Play Store. You can also buy restaurants and other services with PayPal Gifts.
The only problem is that Amazon Gift Cards are not included in this program. The Amazon Gift Card can only be bought from Amazon or from third-party sellers.
Will Amazon start to accept PayPal soon?
No, not even close. Even though the two companies have been talking about working together since 2017, it’s not likely that they will.
Amazon doesn’t need PayPal, for one thing. As was already said, Amazon has its own payment processing system, and it already takes payments from several credit card companies. Adding PayPal to the mix doesn’t make much business sense. Second, if Amazon lets PayPal into its Amazon Payments system, it will pretty much kill Amazon Payments.
PayPal is still one of the best ways to pay for things online. But Amazon is a big company just like PayPal. But PayPal is just a way to process payments, which Amazon was able to do the same thing as. Even though Amazon Payments isn’t as big as PayPal, it does the job of moving money from customers’ cards and bank accounts to Amazon’s bank.
Even though it sounds bad, we’re not sure if the two companies can really work together. PayPal has a lot to gain from Amazon accepting its services, but Amazon doesn’t have much to gain from it.