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PayPal allows you to attach your Amazon gift card to your Paypal account and make payments with your Amazon gift card balance through PayPal.
To do this, you would have to transfer your Amazon gift card balance to your PayPal.
Overall, this method is easy and you should be able to make the transfer with your PayPal account in a matter of minutes.
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How To Convert Amazon Gift Card To PayPal Money Instantly
To transfer your Amazon gift card to PayPal, you would need two PayPal accounts.
The first account should be your main PayPal account that is already linked to your bank account (via credit/Debit card). Your main PayPal account should be able to perform swift money transfers to your bank account.
The second PayPal account that will be linked to the Amazon gift card
Steps to Follow
Log into your main PayPal account
On the menu page, click on Invoiced and create an invoice
On the next page, click on create an invoice,
When filling out the invoice. Type in the second Paypal email in the Bill to: Then enter the gift card amount in the price tab.
Once you’re done filling the invoice, click on the send button.
The invoice will be sent to the second PayPal account.
Log into your PayPal account and check your notifications.
On the notifications page, you will see the bill from your other account. Since your second PayPal account is already linked to your Amazon gift card, you can pay the invoice with it.
Alternatively, you can simply use the Amazon gift card to pay for other things online rather than transferring it to your main PayPal account.
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How To Link Your Amazon Gift Card To Your PayPal Account
PayPal doesn’t really allow you to transfer a gift card balance to your PayPal account, however, there is a way for you to link your gift card to your PayPal account.
To do so, simply link the card number in the Wallet section of your account. This means you have to add the gift card number to your Paypal account as a debit/card. When done, you can use the gift card balance to pay for things purchased using PayPal.
Other Things To Do With Paypal On Amazon
Presently, Amazon and Paypal are not in the best of terms so you can’t make payments for products purchased on Amazon with PayPal. There have been many speculations as to why Amazon is yet to add PayPal to one of the numerous payment methods they accept.
According to some analysts, it is believed that it is because Paypal was once a part of one of Amazon’s biggest competitors, eBay. Between 2002 and 2015, Paypal and eBay were linked though PayPal was later split into an independent brand.
This might not sound like a valid reason to restrict payments via PayPal but there is another reason that makes more sense.
Note that PayPal is a payment service (e-wallet) and on Amazon, there is also a payment system introduced by the e-commerce giant known as Amazon Pay.
Just like PayPal, Amazon Pay is accepted by numerous third-party retailers and there are hopes that it could grow as large as PayPal in the future.
With all these said, it won’t make sense for Amazon to include PayPal as one of its payment methods since PayPal is one of its direct competitors.
But this doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do on Amazon with your PayPal balance. While you can’t pay for products on Amazon directly with your PayPal account, there are several ways to work around the impasse.
Buy Amazon Gift Cards With PayPal
If you have funds in your PayPal account and you want to use them to make purchases on Amazon, you can do so by first purchasing an Amazon gift card. With your gift card balance, you can pay for the product.
The best thing about Amazon gift cards is that you won’t have to purchase them directly from Amazon. There are many Amazon gift card retailers like eGifter.com where you can buy an Amazon gift card using a Paypal balance.
Once you’ve purchased your gift card, you can go to the payment page of the product you want to purchase and choose pay via gift card as your payment method.
You will be asked to type in the gift card number or choose the gift card you want to use for payment and the cost of the item will be deducted from your gift card balance.
Use a PayPal Cash Card or Business Debit MasterCard
The previous method works for most people, but it could mean you losing some bucks to pay for the gift card. That is excluding the actual value of the gift card.
|1||Amazon eGift Card - Happy Birthday Balloons||$50.00||Buy on Amazon|
|2||$10 Xbox Gift Card [Digital Code]||$10.00||Buy on Amazon|
|3||The Gift||$4.99||Buy on Amazon|
|4||Amazon.com Gift Card in a Brown & Blue Tin...||$25.00||Buy on Amazon|
Another way to make payments on Amazon through PayPal is to get a PayPal Cash Card.
If you have a PayPal business account, you can go for a PayPal Business Debit Mastercard.
You can use this card to make payments on Amazon as you would with any other debit/credit card.
How to Get a PayPal Business Cash Card
To apply for a PayPal Business Cash Card, you must have a PayPal personal account, have no open issues in the Resolution Center, have an active phone number, and a confirmed street address on your PayPal account.
You will also need to add your Social Security number and your date of birth to your PayPal account.
To apply, go to PayPal Cash Card
Then click the “Get the Card” option and follow the prompts.
You should first check the applicable fees attached to transactions before proceeding.
How to Get a PayPal Business Debit Mastercard
PayPal Business Debit Mastercard is only available to users with a U.S. Business Account and a confirmed physical street address.
In addition, you would be required to provide information like your Social Security number and date of birth.
To apply for the PayPal Business Debit Mastercard
Click on Wallet and then PayPal Business Debit Mastercard
To start the application process, click on Get Started and complete the application process…..