This is simply because Amazon and PayPal are competitors, and this is an inconvenience for eCommerce entrepreneurs who are using the dropshipping model.
But first, let me explain why it is such an inconvenience to do business on amazon without the option to pay for your transactions using PayPal. Especially, if you are using the dropshipping business model.
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.
Second of all, when dropshipping, you can use your PayPal balance to order the product from the supplier/wholesaler and ship it straight to the customer. You do not need to use your private funds.
Or this is almost true…
… at the beginning of your dropshipping and PayPal journey, you have to use your private funds because PayPal is withholding the money until you can provide a tracking number.
That said, when dropshipping from Amazon, you have to use your private or business credit card, which means you have to spend money from your own pocket until you make enough sales and are caught up.
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.
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How To Use PayPal On Amazon
To use PayPal to pay for your purchases on Amazon is an easy trick, really.
To get started, go to Dundle.com.
Then you simply purchase an Amazon Gift Card using your PayPal account. You can purchase a gift card 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 your purchase.
As simple as that!
In this way, you can use your PayPal balance to make a purchase on Amazon.
I hope this blog post was helpful, and especially for fellow dropshippers in the same frustrating position that I was in, having to use my private credit card to make dropshipping purchases on Amazon.
I would guess there are more options for using PayPal. So if you know any other way of using PayPal on Amazon, please share it in the comment section below. I would love to know, and you will also help other dropshippers in the same situation.
About The Author
Stina Pettersson is an aspiring entrepreneur who is working on achieving her goals as an Internet Marketer.
Stina was tired of her corporate job as a Marketing Specialist and wanted to stand on her own two feet.
Stina is originally from Sweden but has resided in the U.S. for the past seven years.
“My main goal is to maintain a flexible lifestyle, where I set my own schedule. Even that I work hard, I love what I do every day, and I also have the opportunity to help other people which is a huge gift.”
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