PayPal Now Accepts Prepaid Gift Cards for Online Shopping

December 19, 2013, Written By Natalie Rutledge

With its wide range of uses, PayPal is considered one of the most versatile payment platforms for online shopping. But one thing that always bothered some users about this payment processor was that it did not accept prepaid gift cards. Thanks to a new update in its software, that is no longer the case.

When you go to check out with PayPal with an online retailer, you will now have the option to pay with a prepaid card. You can still pay through a bank account or credit card.

The obstacle used to be the system asked for an address. If the prepaid card was not associated with an address, PayPal couldn’t process the payment. Now it avoids that question altogether for prepaid cards.

If you cannot get PayPal to work with your prepaid debit card, you may still be able to run it as a credit card.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of December 19, 2013. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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