You sold a lot of things on eBay, and now you want to spend that money on something amazing. You saw something you really want on Amazon, so click “Add to Cart”, select a payment option and … wait. Can you spend PayPal money on Amazon?
In fact, yes you can! But the process is not straightforward.
It’s frustrating to have a load of money on PayPal and not be able to spend it. Of course, it’s not as bad as being physically unable to spend it (for example, when restrictions are placed on your account), but having money to buy something just to find out that your money is not good enough.
That’s pretty much what is happening here with Amazon and PayPal
First of all, do you really need to be using Amazon? There is a strong chance that the item you want to buy is also available elsewhere, such as on eBay. Nowadays, eBay is not just a place for auctions and bids.
It has become a comprehensive market, as has Amazon, which supports online retailers of all types and niches.
So, before trying any of the following workarounds, just check out eBay.
You can even take advantage of its price matching feature eBay now offers a per-game price guarantee eBay now offers a per-game price guarantee eBay now offers customers a price match guarantee against a number of reputable retailers.
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What other online stores accept PayPal?
If you have a PayPal balance you want to spend and want to do online, your options are considerable. Thousands of online stores, large and small, accept payment via PayPal.
The list is too large to replicate here, but if you’re looking for a definitive list of top retailers that accept PayPal, visit the PayPal Shopping page.
Here, you’ll find links directly to retailers like Disney, Newegg, Samsung, Expedia, Walmart, and more.
Meanwhile, online markets that allow creatives to sell old or exclusive items, such as Etsy or Redbubble, often rely on PayPal to process payments.
One thing these online stores have in common is that while they accept PayPal, they don’t just trust PayPal, usually offering at least the standard Visa and MasterCard credit card alternatives. This is important if you are using a PayPal access card.
Use a PayPal access card on Amazon
For Amazon merchandise with a PayPal access card.
Probably the best option, a PayPal access card is a prepaid credit card (the prepaid portion is the content of your PayPal account), supported by MasterCard. Unfortunately, it is not available to all PayPal account holders.
To apply, go to the PayPal access card page. If you are eligible, you will receive a card that can be used at physical stores and online stores.
For example, since it is a MasterCard, you can use a PayPal access card as your payment type on Amazon.
Start using PayPal on Amazon and elsewhere
This way, your PayPal balance can be used on Amazon, only with the help of a prepaid credit card or Amazon gift cards. In the meantime, you can use PayPal to pay for food from your favorite restaurants using the methods above.