After reading my guide on how to make the PayPal card , you have requested and received your prepaid card at home. Now, you would like to use it for your online purchases: you have already identified some products of your interest and confirmed the order but, at the time of payment, all your attempts to add the prepaid PayPal have not given the desired result and you have been forced to cancel the purchase. If this is indeed the case, let me say that you have come to the right place at the right time.
With today’s guide, in fact, I will tell you how to pay with PayPal prepaid both purchases made online and those in physical stores. Yes, you read that right: the PayPal card can be used as a real credit card and is accepted in all stores enabled for electronic payments on the MasterCard circuit and on all online shopping sites that accept PayPal as a payment method or credit cards. Interesting, right? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s go straight to the action.
Courage: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and read the next paragraphs. Read carefully the instructions below, try to put them into practice and I assure you that you will be able to complete the payment of your purchases in no time. All that remains for me is to wish you happy reading and, above all, enjoy your shopping!
Before explaining how to pay with prepaid PayPal both online and in physical stores, it is advisable to dwell on some preliminary operations to better use the card in question.
Associate PayPal prepaid with the PayPal account
First, you need to know that numerous online shopping sites (such as eBay or Aliexpress ) allow you to pay for purchases using your PayPal account. For this reason, you may find it useful to know the procedure for associating the PayPal prepaid card to the PayPal account .
To do this, connect to the website of the well-known electronic payment service and click on the Login button at the top right to access your account. If, on the other hand, you do not yet have a PayPal account, press the Register button and, in the new page open, click on the Continue button , then enter your data in the fields Name , Surname , Email address and Create your password and press the Next button . Then enter the data relating to your residence and click on the Accept and create account buttonto create your PayPal account. For the detailed procedure, you can read my PayPal guide : register, make and receive payments .
After logging into your PayPal account, click on the Wallet item in the top menu and select the Connect a card option . In the new page that opens, select the PayPal prepaid option via the Card type drop-down menu , enter the data in the Card number , Expiration date and CVV fields and press the Save button to complete the connection between your PayPal prepaid card and your account of the famous online payment service.
Check your prepaid PayPal balance
Before making a purchase, it is useful to check the balance of the PayPal prepaid and, in the event that the amount available is not sufficient to complete the purchase, top up.
To view the money available in your PayPal card, connected to the LottomatiCard website , enter your access data in the Internet Code (the 8-digit code received via SMS when purchasing the card) and PIN / Password fields and click on the Login button .
In the event that you do not remember the required access codes, select the entry Access to the old site restricted area , enter the 16 digits shown on your card in the PAN Number field and enter the required digits in the PUK field (which you can find in the paper documentation of your paper). Then enter the displayed CAPTCHA code and press the Send button to view the available balance.
If the balance is less than the amount of the item you intend to purchase, you can top up the card. In this regard, my guide on how to top up PayPal card may be useful .
Pay online with prepaid PayPal
After checking the available balance on your card and associating it with your PayPal account, you are ready to pay online with PayPal prepaid on online shopping sites such as eBay and Amazon . How to do? I’ll explain it right away.
Pay with PayPal prepaid on eBay
Paying with PayPal prepaid on eBay is a simple and fast procedure. It is also possible to complete a purchase either by using the card directly or by connecting the PayPal account to which the prepaid is associated (as among the payment methods accepted by the famous online shopping site there are both PayPal and the prepaid PayPal, as well as other cards of credit).
To complete a purchase on eBay, connect to the main page of the service and access your account, then click on the cart icon on the top right and press the Pay button . On the newly opened page, put the check mark next to the Credit or debit card item in the Pay with box and specify the data in the appropriate fields. Then enter the 16-digit number shown on your PayPal card in the Card number field , indicate the expiry date , check that the data shown in the Name and Surname fieldsare correct and enter the three-digit code shown on the back of the card in the Security code field .
If you want to use the PayPal card also for future purchases, affix the check mark next to the item Save this card for future purchases and press the Finish button to complete the addition of the payment method. If, on the other hand, you previously associated the prepaid card with your PayPal account and would like to use the latter to pay for your purchase, put the check mark next to the PayPal option and, in the new window that opens, enter the data in the Email address fields and Password , then click on the Login button and press the Remember me button to use your PayPal account also for future payments.
In both cases
Check that the shipping address shown in the Shipping to field is correct and press the Confirm and pay button to complete the payment. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to buy on eBay .
The payment procedure with the PayPal card is almost identical also from smartphones and tablets using the eBay application ( Android / iOS ). After starting it and logging into your account, tap on the cart icon at the top, press the Payment button at the bottom and press on the item Select the payment option .
In the new screen displayed, tap on the Credit or debit card option and enter the prepaid PayPal data in the fields Card number , Expiration date and CVV , after which check that the name of the card holder is correct and press the Continue button . Finally, tap on the Confirm and pay button to complete the purchase and payment of the product.
Pay with PayPal prepaid on Amazon
To pay for an item for sale on Amazon with the PayPal card, connect to the main page of the famous online shopping site and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account. Click, then, on the Account and lists item at the top right and press the Login button , then enter your login details in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields and click the Login button .
Now, identify the product you intend to buy, access its description and press the Add to cart button , while if you have already added the article of your interest in the Amazon cart, click on the Cart item at the top right. In the new open page, press the Proceed to order button , check that the delivery address is correct and click on the item Delivery to this address , then choose a shipping method and press the Continue button .
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On the Select a payment method page
Click on the Add a card item under the Credit or debit card option and enter the details of your PayPal card. Then type your name and surname in the Card holder field , enter the 16-digit number in the Card number field which is shown on the front of the PayPal prepaid and indicate the expiry date using the drop-down menus under the Date of expiry (the expiry date of your card is also shown on the front of the card).
Now, check that you have entered all the data correctly, press the Add card button and, automatically, the newly added card will be visible under the heading Your credit cards . Then affix the check mark next to the prepaid PayPal (it is referred to as the MasterCard card) and press the Continue button to complete the purchase. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to buy on Amazon .
Alternatively, you can associate the PayPal card to be used for your online purchases with your Amazon account. To do this, click on the Accounts and lists option. Select the Payment options item and click on the Add a card item . Then enter the card details as described above and press the Add card button to associate. It as a payment method for your purchases on Amazon.
If, on the other hand. You want to pay for an item on Amazon using the application of the famous online shopping site. You must know that the procedure is even easier thanks to the Scan card function . Start, then, the Amazon app ( Android / iOS / Windows 10 Mobile ). Tap on the cart icon at the top right and press the Proceed to order button. Then indicate the address for delivery and specify the shipping method you prefer.
In the Select a payment method screen
Tap on the Add a new payment method item and press the Scan your card option to add the PayPal card by framing it with the camera of the device in use. Verify, therefore, that the data reported after the scan are correct and press the Continue button to complete the addition.
Alternatively, enter the data manually in the fields Holder Card. Card Number and Expiration Date and presses the button Add paper . Finally, tap the Continue button to complete the purchase and pay it with the PayPal prepaid. To find out more, I leave you to my guides on how Amazon payment works and how to pay with PayPal on Amazon .
Pay with PayPal prepaid other online services
If, on the other hand, you want to know how to pay other online services with PayPal. You must know that the procedure is almost identical to that described above for eBay and Amazon.
First, check the payment methods accepted by the site or online service of your interest. If the credit cards of the MasterCard circuit are accepted as a form of payment. It is expressly specified that it is possible to pay with the PayPal prepaid card (or with PayPal account). All you need to do is enter your card details in the fields card Number , account holder card , expiry date and. If required, security code and proceed with payment.
Pay with PayPal prepaid in physical stores
You should know that it is also possible to pay with PayPal prepaid in physical stores. Just as you would with a common credit card. In fact, the PayPal card relies on the MasterCard circuit. One of the most popular and accepted in the world when it comes to electronic payments.
All you need to do to complete a purchase in a physical store by paying with your PayPal prepaid card, is to enter it in the POS. As soon as you see the word Enter code on the device screen. Enter the PIN code associated with your PayPal card and that you can find it in the envelope that was delivered to you together with the card.
It will be useful to know that, as well as for online payments. There are no commissions for payments in physical stores with PayPal prepaid.
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