Amazon branded gift cards can only be used to purchase items online at Amazon.com. However, Amazon sells many other gift cards for retail stores with brick and mortar locations.
From the Amazon home page, users can click on the "Gift Cards" link in the top menu bar. Both Amazon gift cards and retail gift cards can be purchased from this page. Cards for stores with physical locations, such as Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Forever 21, PacSun, Lane Bryant, Whole Foods and DSW are available. Users can also purchase gift cards for restaurants such as Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, Panera and Outback Steakhouse.
Amazon offers credit products via its website as well. Though an application is required, the Amazon.com Store Card allows holders to purchase items from Amazon with credit. The Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card can be used anywhere Visa is accepted, earning reward points that can be used on Amazon.