Like most dropshippers know, Amazon’s checkout system has a big minus – it does not allow for PayPal payments. Why? Because Amazon and PayPal are competitors and this causes great inconvenience for consumers and for eCommerce entrepreneurs that are using the dropshipping model.


However, while doing some research about why Amazon does not cooperate with PayPal, I stumbled upon a solution that allows you to use PayPal funds to pay on

First, let me brief you on why it is such an inconvenience to do business on amazon without the PayPal option. Especially, if you are dropshipping.


Why You Want To Use PayPal For
All Transactions

It is frustrating for dropshippers to not be able to use PayPal for their transactions and I am going to explain why.

When customers are purchasing items from your eBay listing, your eCommerce store (Shopify or WooCommerce), they are using PayPal to process their payment. When dropshipping, you can then use your PayPal balance to order the product from the supplier/wholesaler and ship it directly to the customer. You do not need to use your private funds.

This is almost true…because in the beginning of your dropshipping journey, you actually have to use your private funds because PayPal is withholding the funds until you provide a tracking number. You can read more about this issue in my prior blog post:

⇒ Things They Are Not Telling You About Selling On Amazon and eBay

When dropshipping from Amazon, you have to use your private or business credit card and therefore be out of pocket with funds until you catch up with enough sales.

Also, Amazon only pays out sales profits every 14 days which makes it even more difficult to use the funds from the customer’s actual purchase.




How To Use PayPal On Amazon

An easy trick really. You go to and then you purchase an Amazon Gift Card using your PayPal account. You can purchase a gift card anywhere from $5 and up.

After purchasing the Amazon Gift Card, you will find the code to redeem the gift card in the email you receive from Dundle.

You then copy the code, head over to to purchase your item, and while in Checkout, you paste in the Amazon Gift Card code and complete the purchase.

As simple as that!

Like this, you can use your PayPal balance to make a purchase on Amazon.


I hope this blog post was helpful to the person in the same frustrating position I was in – having to use my private credit card to make dropshipping purchases on Amazon.

I would guess there are more options to keep using PayPal. If you know any other way of using PayPal on Amazon, please share it in the comment section below. I would love to learn about it and you will also help other dropshippers in the same situation.


Stina Pettersson

The Future Is Your Creation
Email: [email protected]

About The Author

Stina Pettersson - Founder of The Future Is Your Creation

Stina Pettersson is an aspiring entrepreneur, who is working on achieving her goals as an affiliate marketer/blogger, real estate investor and web designer.

Stina Pettersson is originally from Sweden, but have resided in the U.S. for the past 6 years. She started her American journey in Miami, Florida, and recently moved to Austin, Texas.

Stina was active as a professional dancer for 21 years, but after ACL surgery in both knees, she was forced to slow down her dancing. She is now back to her roots, with her beloved horses, and also enjoys every day out in nature with her two adorable dogs, Max and Abigail.

Stina has the gift of being able to receive communication from the spirit and extraterrestrial world, which she also loves sharing with her readers.

“My main goal is to always maintain a flexible lifestyle, where I set my own schedule. Even that I work hard, I love what I do every day and have the opportunity to help other people, which is a huge gift.”


  • Show Comments (2)

  • Pauline

    You can also buy on Amazon with Paypal with the website with the same guarantees as if you bought directly from Amazon. Enter the ASIN Number of the product and click on “Buy with Paypal” to be redirected to Paypal. The product will be shipped directly from Amazon to your shipping address.

    • Stina Pettersson

      Hi Pauline,
      thank you for your comment and advice on the payzon option. I tried searching on a product ASIN to check it out, but the site didn’t find it. I’ll be careful to recommend this option to my readers because I didn’t find any reviews of the service. Maybe it will show up later. I’ll keep my eyes open for it.

      Stina Pettersson
      The Future Is Your Creation/Make A Living From Home

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