How Do I Buy a Gift Card from Amazon?

Amazon provides shoppers with three different gift card options for its cards: e-gift cards, classic cards or print at home codes. Shoppers can purchase any of these online and have them sent directly to a friend or family member, or can have them shipped to their home to deliver at a party or event.

Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the world, offering a variety of goods to customers, one of which is gift cards. Shoppers can purchase an Amazon gift card, or can purchase a gift card from a number of other stores from the Amazon site. You can find out more about making purchases on Amazon by calling customer support here, and below are ways to purchase a gift card from Amazon.

Purchasing a Gift Card on Amazon

To purchase a gift card from Amazon, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Open Amazon on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Click "Gift Cards" from the options at the top of the screen, or go to "All" and click "Gift Cards" from the drop-down menu.
  4. You can shop by occasion, and have the option to purchase an electronic gift card, a classic gift card, or a gift card code to print at home (steps for each are highlighted below).

Electronic Cards

To purchase an e-gift card, do the following.

  1. Follow steps one through three above.
  2. Select "eGift Cards."
  3. Decide if you want a standard or animated gift card. You can also add your own personal photo for the gift card design.
  4. Select the amount of the gift card.
  5. Pick delivery method (email or text) and enter the email or phone number of the recipient (or your own email or phone number if purchasing for yourself).
  6. Enter the names in the "To" and "From" sections.
  7. Write a personalized message if you want to include one.
  8. Set the delivery date.
  9. Click "Add to Cart."
  10. Proceed to checkout and select payment method, then click "Place Your Order."

Classic Gift Cards

  1. Open Amazon on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Click "Gift Cards" from the options at the top of the screen, or go to "All" and click "Gift Cards" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select "Physical Gift Cards" to purchase a classic card.
  5. Choose the physical card from the options listed.
  6. Select amount of gift card.
  7. Click "Add to Cart."
  8. At checkout, if the card is the gift, enter the recipient name and address in the "Ship to This Address" section.
  9. Click "Place Your Order" to complete the purchase.

Print at Home Cards

Amazon also allows buyers to purchase gift card codes and print them at home to place in greeting cards or appreciation letters. To purchase a print at home gift card do the following:

  1. Open Amazon on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Click "Gift Cards" from the options at the top of the screen, or go to "All" and click "Gift Cards" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select "Print at Home."
  5. Set the card design by selecting a pre-loaded image or uploading your own photo.
  6. Select the amount of the card.
  7. Click "Add to Cart."
  8. Select "Place Your Order."
  9. Amazon will notify you when the card is ready to be printed. Print the card and include it in a letter or greeting card.

Amazon gift cards offer convenience and flexibility, as well as being a great gift. For more information or assistance, contact Amazon customer support here.

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