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For Sellers

Selling Basics

Selling a gift card to Plastic Jungle is easy. We'll guide you through these simple steps:

  1. Click the link Sell a Gift Card at the top of any page on the site.
  2. Enter details about your gift card - the retailer, gift card number, etc.
  3. We'll tell you how much we'll pay you for the gift card. Choose from these payment options:
    • Check
    • Amazon.com gift card via email
    • Deposit into PayPal account
  4. Sign In to Plastic Jungle - if you are new, it is easy to create an account.
  5. Confirm Sale.
  6. Verify your identity [if applicable]. Depending on the gift card you are selling, we may ask you to verify your identity by entering a PIN code that we give you via phone. This ensures us that we are paying you for the card, and not someone else!
  7. Mail us your gift card [if applicable]. Depending on the gift card you are selling, you may need to mail us the physical gift card. If so, you can print our pre-paid shipping label, so shipping is free.
  8. When we receive your card, we will verify the actual card value, and make payment to you based on the verified balance upon receipt.

Sell Gift Cards

Why Plastic Jungle?

Plastic Jungle is the web's largest secured gift card exchange. We've helped tens of thousands of people get what they really want by converting their unwanted gift cards into cash that can be spent any way they want and by offering big savings on discounted gift cards in return. In fact, we sold more than $10 million in gift card value in 2010, and we are growing rapidly!

Our Plastic Jungle Guarantee:
  • All transactions guaranteed
  • Always free shipping
  • No fees
  • No expiration dates
We have been endorsed by the following major media outlets:
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Good Morning America
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • TechCrunch
  • Fortune

Accepted Gift Cards

  • We currently accept gift cards from more than 400 different retailers at Plastic Jungle, and we add new retailers all the time.
  • Depending on the retailer, we accept plastic cards, eCODEs, and merchandise credit.
  • We require a minimum of $25 remaining balance on gift cards.
  • You can sell a gift card to Plastic Jungle that has been partially used; it does not need to be brand new or a full dollar value (i.e. we take gift cards with a value of $41.26 as well as $45.00).
  • We do not accept the following cards: cards with expiration dates, rewards cards (i.e. cards registered to specific user), damaged or unsellable cards (unreadable card # or PIN), unapproved retailers, or paper certificates. These cards will be returned if requested by the seller with a shipping and handling fee of $5.00 per card.

Payment Options

We make you the best offer we can for your gift card, based on a variety of factors including brand popularity, seasonality, and denomination. We don't pay you 100% of the card's value because we turn around and sell that card to others at a discount. That's what makes this marketplace a win-win for everyone!

We offer the following payment options:
  • Check
  • Amazon.com gift card via email
  • Deposit into PayPal account

Payment Timing

The timing of payment in exchange for selling a gift card depends on the payment method you select and the type of gift card you are selling:

Payment Method Gift cards must be mailed in to Plastic Jungle eCODEs and other gift cards that do not need to be mailed to Plastic Jungle

A check is sent to the billing address on your Plastic Jungle account.

7-12 business days from the day you mail us the gift card(s)


4-7 business days from the day you complete the transaction
Amazon.com gift card

You will be sent an email when your Amazon.com gift card is available. The email will be sent to the email address on your Plastic Jungle account.

4-7 business days from the date you mail us the gift card(s) 1-2 business days from the day you complete the transaction (typically same day)
PayPal deposit

Payment will be deposited in your PayPal account.

4-7 business days from the date you mail us the gift card(s) 1-2 business days from the day you complete the transaction (typically same day)

Payment Status

You can track the status of your payment in Order Status.

PayPal Payment

To receive payment through PayPal, you must have a confirmed email address with PayPal. PayPal will not process the payment if you do not have a confirmed email address.

If your email address has not already been confirmed, please Sign In to your PayPal account and click on the "Confirm email address" link under the Notifications section of the PayPal My Account Overview page. Please follow the instructions on that page.

We will continue to try to complete the payment process for 4 days from the day you initially complete your transaction. If you confirm your email address within that timeframe you should receive your payment on our next attempt.

If your PayPal account has a confirmed email address and it is not restricted (very rare) then please email us at customersuccess@plasticjungle.com.

Shipping Label

We provide a free postage-paid shipping label so that you can mail us your gift card at no cost to you. Click here to print a postage-paid shipping label. After you sign in to Plastic Jungle, you will see a list of gift cards you have sold us. You can click on the green Print button on the right to print a new shipping label for the gift card(s) you have committed to sell us. The shipping label is valid for 9 days from the order date.

If you're mailing high value gift cards (or lots of them), we suggest you purchase insurance and tracking service at your local post office to ensure your gift cards arrive safely. Plastic Jungle is not responsible for a gift card until we receive it.

Identity Verification

Depending on the type of gift card you are selling and the payment option you select, we may require you to verify your identity before completing the sale. This means we ask you to enter a secret PIN code to ensure that you are selling the card (and getting payment) and not someone else. Once you are verified in our system, you will not need to be verified again unless your Plastic Jungle account information changes.

If you must verify your identity, you will be notified when you sell your gift card(s). To verify your identity, we will call the phone number listed on your Plastic Jungle account and give you a PIN number. You can enter the PIN number directly on the sell confirmation page or you can look up your order in Order Status, click the Verify Phone Number button next to your order, and then enter the PIN. If this verification is required, the sale of your gift card will be processed only after you have verified your identity. If you do not verify your identity within 48 hours, the order will be cancelled.

Problem Resolution

We've got you covered! Please consult the Plastic Jungle Guarantee to learn more about the protections we provide, and don't hesitate to email us at customersuccess@plasticjungle.com so we may help resolve any issues you may encounter.