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Amazon has established itself as the brand that makes online shopping easy and convenient. And while you can select from a variety of different payment options using the Amazon ordering system, including credit cards, bank accounts, and even reward points, you can’t directly use PayPal. But no worries, we have a few workarounds. Here’s how to use PayPal on Amazon.

What to Know About PayPal Payments

First, why can’t you use PayPal directly? Simply put, a few years ago, PayPal was a component of eBay, which is a significant competitor of Amazon. Hence, Amazon didn’t want to benefit their competitor’s site. But, many people use both websites, so it’s safe to say you’re not alone in trying to figure out how to do this, and we’re showing you how.

How to Use PayPal on Amazon: The Easiest Way

While we’re going to share our steps to help you use PayPal, one of the easiest ways to do it is by buying an Amazon gift card with your PayPal balance. The best two sites that offer gift cards and allow you to pay via PayPal that we’ve found are Dundle and eGifter. That way, you don’t have to go through the hassle of adding debit and credit cards if you don’t want to.

How to Use PayPal on Amazon

Okay, if you don’t want to buy gift cards, the other way you can do all of this is by connecting your PayPal card. Here’s how to do that!

Step 1: Log Into PayPal and Amazon

First, you’ll need to log in to both PayPal and Amazon. You’ll also want to have your PayPal debit or credit card nearby if you don’t remember the number, expiration date, and security code.

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Log in to your PayPal account.


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Log in to your Amazon account.


Step 2: Navigate to Your Account Settings in Amazon

Once you’ve logged in to both sites, you’ll want to navigate to your Amazon account settings. You can do this by hovering over your name in the right-hand corner, and clicking “Account”.

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Access all your account settings for your Amazon account here.


Step 3: Click “Your Payments”

Now that your account settings are showing, you’ll then want to click on “Your Payments”. This will bring up a screen with all the current payment methods that you use on Amazon. As you can see, I’ve already added my PayPal card to my account. But since you’ll be adding a new card, you’ll want to scroll down until you see “Add a payment method” and click on that.

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Scroll down to find “Add a payment method” at the bottom left.


Step 4: Add Your New Card Info

Once you click to add a payment method, a pop-up box will appear. From here, you’ll add your card number and other pertinent information. Be sure it’s correct or Amazon will deny the addition! Once you’ve finished, click the yellow “add your card” button, and that’s all you have to do! Amazon will immediately add the card to your wallet for use.

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Carefully type your card details and make sure they are correct before adding your card.


Step 5: Shop as Normal!

Now that you’ve added your new payment method, you can shop as normal on Amazon. Once you’re ready to check out, be sure to choose the PayPal card as your method of payment, and it will use your balance on PayPal to pay for your items.

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Remember to select your PayPal card when checking out.


How to Use PayPal on Amazon Wrap Up

As you can see, there are a couple of workarounds for Amazon’s current restriction against using your PayPal balance to pay for items directly. These methods are completely safe and lawful. Some of them just require you to complete a few more steps than you would if you had used a standard debit card.
Now you’ll be able to use PayPal as your default payment method!

How to Use PayPal on Amazon: In 5 Steps, With Photos FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How do I use my PayPal Credit online?

You can use your PayPal Credit anywhere PayPal is accepted (both online and in person if you have a card). Just use PayPal to check out and select the PayPal option for payment.

Why can't I use PayPal on Amazon?

Directly, you can’t use PayPal on Amazon because PayPal worked with eBay, one of Amazon’s biggest competitors. However, there are ways to bypass this.

Does Walmart accept PayPal?

Yes, it accepts PayPal as sufficient payment, even for online groceries!

Can I use PayPal credit on Amazon?

To use PayPal with Amazon, you’ll need to use a cash card, PayPal key, PayPal Credit card, or purchase Amazon gift cards with your PayPal account.

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