As Bitcoin’s popularity keeps increasing over the past few years, new options on how to spend it have been opening to the common user. In a previous article, we showed you some great alternatives on how to spend your Bitcoins. Today, however, we will explain how to use bitcoin on Amazon.
Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world, where you can purchase nearly anything. However, they still don’t seem ready to embrace cryptocurrency payments of any sort, keeping a neutral stance about the subject. That is why we wanted to give you some workarounds for purchasing goods from Amazon using your crypto coins.
How to use Bitcoin on Amazon.
The solutions seem to boil down to one item – Amazon gift cards.
Why do we think this is the best option? Let us explain.
- First, because Amazon gift cards seem to be getting popular enough, making them a lucrative option. Just by looking at simple market dynamics, if people find value in a transaction, it makes the transaction methods (or in this case, the gift card) useful.
- Second, when you are using Amazon gift cards, you are granted total privacy. As a result, users get transactions where there is no need to go through KYC and ID checks. This makes them ideal for more private exchanges of value.
Overal, and by doing a quick Google search, one can see that Amazon gift cards can be literally bought and sold for anything. Cash, traditional money transfers and even cryptocurrencies.
Let’s find out how to do this in just a couple of easy to understand steps.
How to buy Amazon Gift card with Bitcoin (BTC to Amazon Gift Card)
Paybis exchange has added a new feature that allows users to exchange their Bitcoin value directly to Credit/Debit Card funds.
This means that you can indirectly get Amazon gift card with Bitcoin – the funds that you transferred to your credit/debit card can be used to aquire one.
It is a simple process, which can be done in just a few steps, which are illustrated below:
Step 2: Enter the amount of Bitcoin you’d like to sell.
Step 3: Click on the “Sell Bitcoin” Button
Step 4: You will now need to go through a short verification and card-authorization process. Fill in your details and wait for our support team to review them.
Step 6: Keep following the instructions on the screen to complete your transaction. Once Paybis receives your Bitcoin, your funds will be sent directly. Keep in mind that the time of delivery will vary, depending on your bank.
There you go! Now that you transferred your Bitcoin value onto your card, you can use it to buy gift cards that can be used to purchase goods on Amazon. You now know how to use bitcoin on Amazon.
How to buy Bitcoin with Amazon gift card (Amazon Gift Card to BTC)
Have you ever received an Amazon gift card and didn’t know what to do with it?
Maybe you didn’t need anything from Amazon at that moment, or they don’t deliver to your country.
Or you just prefer to have some Bitcoin instead of your gift card.
Fortunately, Amazon gift cards are a coveted commodity and a lot of people accept it as a form of payment. We did some in-depth research to help you find where to buy Bitcoin with Amazon gift cards. These are mostly peer-to-peer exchange platforms. Keep in mind that you are dealing with other people directly, which is a different process that buying and selling on an exchange.
Here are a few solid options for you to buy Bitcoin with an Amazon gift card:
LocalBitcoins facilitates over-the-counter trading of local currency for Bitcoins. Users post their offer on the website, where they state their exchange rates and payment methods for buying or selling Bitcoin.
The platform acts as an escrow, ensuring both parties maintain their end of the deal so that transactions are worked out in a safe and secure manner.
As such, if you want to sell your Amazon Gift cards to buy Bitcoin, check out the Amazon gift code section to discover existing advertisements for this kind of transfer.
If there aren’t any, feel free to post one yourself and wait for an interested party that is willing to buy your gift card with their coins.
CoinCola proposes a similar service to LocalBitcoins. They help people get in touch in order to exchange Bitcoin for different currencies, including trading in gift cards for Bitcoin directly.
Check out this image with the 3 first steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Select the “Gift card trade” in the left menu
Step 2: Select the “Amazon gift card” option from the drop-down menu
Step 3: Once you decided on what trader you would like to contact, click on “BUY BTC”
Those are two great options if you want to convert your Amazon gift card value directly into Bitcoins.
How to pay with Skrill on Amazon
Skrill is a popular money transfer and payment system that supports more than 40 currencies and proposes low-fee transactions.
Although this digital payment system has proven its robustness through the years, Skrill is still nowhere to be found on Amazon’s payment methods.
Nevertheless, there are some ways to go around these limitations. A few services offer the ability to buy Amazon gift cards with Skrill so you can complete your online purchases easier.
The first and easiest method would be to send your Skrill funds to a bank account and from there, buy your gift card. However, this comes with its own set of limitations as some Skrill users do not have linked cards or bank details on their account.
In this case, you can use alternative options!
A great example is Dundle. This is a website that accepts Skrill payments and allows the purchase of Amazon gift cards almost instantly.
Follow these simple steps to buy an Amazon gift card with Skrill:
Step 1: Select the country where you’d like to redeem your Amazon gift card.
Step 2: Select the value of the card you wish to buy.
Step 3: Proceed to checkout and select Skrill as your payment method.
The Amazon gift card’s voucher code should be in your email within minutes.
Very simple and intuitive.
You can now purchase goods from Amazon using nothing but your Skrill funds!
There are other websites like this one but Dundle is definitely the most convenient option available. Their support seems to be very responsive which is always good, especially when dealing with large amounts of money.
How to sell your Amazon gift card for Skrill
While the process of buying an Amazon gift card with Skrill is relatively straight-forward, the same can’t be said if you want to convert your Amazon gift card value directly into Skrill funds.
To do this, you will have to go back into peer-to-peer exchange options.
One of the best options available is Reddit. There’s a whole gift card exchange subreddit dedicated to people willing to swap their gift cards for cash, digital payment systems, and even cryptocurrencies.
Be sure you read through the rules before posting, as your inquiry might get deleted if you don’t follow the guidelines.
All in all, it is a pretty good channel to find people that want to buy your Amazon gift card for Skrill.
How to buy Amazon gift card with Ethereum (ETH)
Ethereum is the second most popular cryptocurrency on the market, and of course, it would be interesting to find out how you can use it for Amazon shopping. After all, searching how to use Bitcoin on Amazon could potentially limit all the options you have available.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of sources to directly buy Amazon Gift card with Ethereum, but Paybis still has a solution for you!
The best way you can purchase an Amazon gift card with Ethereum is to convert them into Bitcoin ((BTC) first.
Then, by using Paybis’ new direct transfer feature, sell your Bitcoin instantly and receive funds in your bank account, From there, all you will have to do is use your bank account to buy an Amazon gift card.
We won’t be explaining how to trade Ethereum for Bitcoin on cryptocurrency exchanges but will be rather giving you a couple of simple solutions that allow this exchange to happen without any KYC or additional hassle.
Step 1: Download and install the Enjin wallet or any other online wallet that allows you to exchange Ethereum to Bitcoin. No need for personal details, just a couple of simple actions and you will be ready to swap your ETH for BTC.
Step 2: Once you’ve created your wallet, transfer your ETH to this wallet.
Step 3: Use the “Exchange” feature that is included, choose “ETH” in the “You send” field and enter the amount of Ethereum you want to convert into Bitcoin.
Step 4: Under the “You receive” drop-down menu, choose Bitcoin to see how much BTC you will be getting.
Step 5: Select the preferred method of transfer and confirm the transaction. You should be receiving the BTC directly in your Enjin wallet in a couple of minutes.
And there you go! Once you have your ETH swapped for BTC, you can follow the same steps we covered in the first chapter on how to send your BTC value to your credit card with Paybis.
Then, just use your credit or debit card to buy your Amazon gift card and start shopping!
How to sell your Amazon gift card for Ethereum
Here, our best bet will be the same as with Skrill, meaning to use Reddit to find someone that would be interested to buy your Amazon gift card for Ethereum.
Just remember to be careful when making money or cryptocurrency transfers with strangers online and always go through people’s history to see if they scammed someone in the past.
Other digital currencies used to buy and sell Amazon gift cards
Paybis supports the purchase of different cryptocurrencies and transfers from other digital wallets. Therefore, we thought it would be convenient for our users to go through some of them and briefly explore how you can use them to shop on Amazon.
Even though Amazon doesn’t accept it, you can use your Neteller on Amazon indirectly. Jour-Cards is one of the few reliable websites where you can buy Amazon gift card for Netteler, as well as other digital wallets. In order to sell your Amazon gift cards for Neteller, you will have to rely on Reddit and peer to peer transfers.
Just like with Neteller, Perfect Money isn’t supported directly by Amazon. But you can buy Amazon gift cards on Jour-Cards with Perfect Money, allowing you to shop on the e-commerce website indirectly with your Perfect Money funds. This will allow you to pay on Amazon with Perfect Money.
Unfortunately for this digital wallet, we couldn’t find any direct ways to purchase Amazon gift cards securely. Your best choice remains the gift card exchange subreddit, where there are often offers for this type of transaction. Visit the site often to scan for new offers and buy Amazon gift cards with Payeer.
Exchanging cryptocurrencies and digital wallets for Amazon gift cards is still easy to do. Their rise in popularity is undeniable as they offer either better privacy, faster transfers, and lesser fees than banks.
So even though Amazon doesn’t seem willing to include direct purchases with digital currencies any time soon, we showed you alternate solutions on how to use Bitcoin on Amazon, or Ethereum if you wanna use that instead.
Hopefully, you will find these guides helpful to start using your cryptocurrencies and digital wallets for Amazon purchases.
– FAQ Section –
Is it legal to buy Bitcoin with Amazon gift card?
Yes. You are able to trade your redeemable Amazon gift card on P2P platforms and receive BTC instantly. Using this method, you are practically exchanging items with other users that wish to do the same. Therefore, and since no actual purchase is made, there is no need to worry about the legal aspects of the process.
Is the same true when I buy Amazon gift card with Bitcoin?
That’s right. You can use the same platorms to find users that are willing to give you Amazon gift card value in exchange for your Bitcoin. Simply start the trade, and you will receive the card’s code in your email as soon as the transaction is concluded.
Why can I not exchange BTC directly through Amazon?
Amazon is an online marketplace that does not deal with the exchange of currencies. Therefore, they neither allow users to exchange coins through the platform, or pay for their orders using BTC.