But, to make online purchases, you must have a payment method that’s accepted over the internet.
This typically means a credit card, but there are ways to shop online even without a credit card.
If you don’t have a debit card, contact your bank about adding one to your existing checking account.
How can I buy stuff online without a debit card or credit card?
- Buy with your debit card. Most sites that accept credit cards will also accept debit cards.
- Use an online payment company. There are some online companies that act as a payment service for you.
- Purchase with a check.
- Use your checking account for an electronic fund transfer.
- Pay with an electronic wallet.
Can I have an Amazon account without a credit card?
A basic Amazon account is totally free. The only paid account is an Amazon Prime account. You can enter a gift card at purchase instead of using your credit card, but generally at checkout, you will still be required to enter your credit card information for Amazon as a back-up.
Which is better debit or credit card?
Credit cards give you access to a line of debt issued by a bank. Debit cards deduct money directly from your bank account. Debit cards offer less protection, but they have lower fees. Newer debit cards offer more credit-card-like protection, while many credit cards no longer charge annual fees.
Is it safe to use a debit card online?
Using a debit card for online purchases is actually very safe though. Additionally, contrary to the myth that debit cards aren’t safe, they are more secure than cash and there’s a limit on what you’re liable for if there is theft. Even so, you can make sure that when you use your debit card online, you’re protected.
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