Yes, it is true, Amazon does not offer payments with Bitcoin, but we know a secret that we would like to share with you. The secret is how to use your Bitcoin on Amazon. How a cutting-edge, forward-looking company like Amazon does not offer Bitcoin as a payment method is beyond us. Luckily we have not only one but two great solutions that we want to share with you. Sure it’s not as good as doing it directly, but hey it’s better than nothing.
Buying on Amazon with Bitcoin – First Method
The first method we have found of buying on Amazon with Bitcoin is both easy and fast. Come along as we break this method down so even the laziest and slowest soul can learn. This method can be broken down into two simple steps. The first step is to go to a site called E-gifter. Here you can find all kinds of different gift cards available online. And yes you guessed it, here you can buy an Amazon gift card using your bitcoin. Go to e-gifter and use the handy search field to search for Amazon. After that, the process is even more straightforward.
- Choose the Amazon Gift Card
- Enter the amount and e-mail you want it sent to
- Add to chart
The maximum amount per gift card is 2000 USD. But you can choose how many gift cards you want to buy. You can decide to buy more gift cards to be able to pay with bitcoin on Amazon or pick any of the hundreds of different gift cards E-gifter offers. When you are done shopping go to the checkout, choose Bitcoin as a payment method and make the purchase. After that, you go to your Bitcoin wallet and make the payment. To sum up. Go to e-gifter and choose the Amazon gift card. Choose Bitcoin as a payment method and make the payment. Done! But we are just getting started, the funs begins now. You are almost ready, just go to Amazon and start shopping! It’s that easy to use Bitcoin on Amazon.
Buying on Amazon with Bitcoin – Second Method
Just as the first method the second method to start buying on Amazon with Bitcoins involves gift cards. But here you will be buying your gift cards second hand using a service called Purse. The advantage is that you can get up to a 15% discount on Amazon goods. When you sign up to the site and want to make a purchase, you choose your product and pay with Bitcoin. Your order is matched with a gift card (don’t worry this is done automatically) and is funded with that gift card. After that, the product is prepared and shipped to you. So all you are doing is going to Purse, shopping with a discount and paying with Bitcoin. Purse manages all the rest!
As you can see, there is no direct way of using your Bitcoins on Amazon yet. This might change as we see more and more companies turning towards cryptocurrencies. Until then you can use our two simple tricks to use your Bitcoin to shop on Amazon!