Why You Want To Use PayPal For
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:
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 Dundle.com 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 Amazon.com 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.