Amazon doesn't feature the direct use of PayPal for transactions. This isn't a big surprise -- PayPal is a former subsidiary of eBay, one of Amazon's biggest competitors. While you can't directly use your PayPal account, there are a couple of workarounds that can be used to effectively pay for Amazon purchases using your PayPal balance.
PayPal Debit Card
PayPal customers in the United States can order debit cards that link directly to their PayPal balances. The card acts like any other MasterCard debit card. An added benefit to using this method is PayPal's cash-back rewards for using the card. The rewards are small but with frequent use, they add up. PayPal also offers a loadable prepaid debit card if you prefer that to a standard debit card.
E-gift card sites that accept PayPal can also be used as an indirect means of making Amazon purchases with PayPal funds. E-gift cards are like the physical gift cards you can buy at any number of retailers: they provide a code that you use at Amazon for credit. These cards are sold online by such companies as PayPizzaPal, eGifter and Gyft. This method usually requires a small fee in addition to the amount purchased on the card, which can make it a less attractive option than getting a PayPal debit card.
Comparison of Online Payment Systems
Website online payment systems are found in two forms. The first option is a third-party provider system such as Paypal, Google Checkout...
Alternative to Services Like PayPal
PayPal was one of the first online payment services available and has become one of the top ... Since Amazon.com is already...
How to Use PayPal at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart accepts PayPal as a payment method online and you can use the PayPal debit MasterCard to pay for transactions in a...
How Does "Bill Me Later" Work?
When shopping online, many people pay with a credit card or with a third-party processor like PayPal. Another option available with some...
How to Use PayPal Unverified
PayPal has two main levels of security with its accounts: "Unverified" and "Verified." Verified accounts are more secure accounts, as the company...
How to Buy Things on Amazon Without a Credit Card
How to Use PayPal on Amazon; Comments View all 14 Comments. Pam Apr 08, 2011. what about a gift card from amazon....
PayPal Alternatives for Nonprofits
Using PayPal, a company can add a "Donate" button to its website, ... Amazon.com supports nonprofit companies that want to add donation...
On Which Sites Can I Use My PayPal?
Paypal is expected to process between 12 percent and 14 percent of all e-commerce transactions in 2011, according to Mercator Advisory Group....
How to Make a Payment to an Amazon Credit Card
How to Make a Payment to an Amazon Credit Card. Amazon offers six consumer credit cards, as of December 2010. ... Not...
How to Send a PayPal Link for Payment
How to Convert Amazon Payments to PayPal. How to Credit a PayPal Account. Featured. 6 Ways to Travel on the Cheap. Read...