Want to be named on Coinpagesand accept bitcoin now? On this page you will learn how to accept Bitcoin in a store or online store and find references to further and detailed information.
Coincharge and Coinpages are partner sites that work together to help merchants accept Bitcoin payments and be found on the Internet.
Coincharge helps merchants accept Bitcoin payments with usage examples, instructions and explanations.
In turn, the bitcoin business directory Coinpages ensures that merchants are found on the Internet by buyers who want to pay with bitcoin.
In order to be included in Coinpages’ Bitcoin industry book, a merchant must accept Bitcoin and announce this on their website accordingly.
If you have ever made a Bitcoin payment yourself, then you know that you need a Bitcoin wallet to receive Bitcoin payments.
In the case of an online store, this Bitcoin wallet must be available around the clock and in a store during opening hours.
With the help of a dedicated store on a BTCPay server, it is guaranteed that you can receive Bitcoin payments at any time. You can run your own BTCPay server (1) or use a BTCPay store on an existing BTCPay server.
At https://btcpay.coincharge.io Coincharge operates such a BTCPay server, which you can use for free.
In order for your customers’ Bitcoin to be credited directly to you, you can either deposit the XPub key from an existing Bitcoin wallet (4) or use the internal BTCPay wallet (5).
Based on this BTCPay store, there are numerous applications and apps that are now used to handle the interaction between the customer (payer) and the merchant (payee).
These applications are similar to the payment terminals located next to the cash register in a store to process credit card payments.
Accept Bitcoin in store
If you run a retail store, in a physical store, then you are not unfamiliar with payment terminals next to the cash register.
These payment terminals are also called Point of Sale or PoS for short. A simple and straightforward solution is presented in the article. “Accept Bitcoin in the store“. (6)
With this solution, the purchase amount to be paid in Euros (or other currency) is inserted and the Bitcoin amount to be paid is displayed in the form of a QR code. The buyer can conveniently pay with his mobile wallet in the store.
As a merchant, no special hardware is required. Any internet-enabled smartphone can be used for this purpose. The store owner or one of his employees calls up a specific website, through which the purchase amount is then entered. For example, such a website looks like this:
A somewhat more comprehensive solution is presented in the article “Bitcoin Pos Terminal” (6).
The difference from the previous solution is that products can be added to the system. It is more like a more comprehensive point-of-sale terminal solution. This solution may be suitable for restaurants if you want to store the menu to be able to calculate the invoice amount.
For starters, we recommend the simple variant, where only the purchase amount needs to be entered. This solution can be used without any restrictions for anyone who wants to accept Bitcoin payments in person. Whether you are the owner of a store, a craftsman or service provider on site with your customer or simply wherever you are with your smartphone.
But also your employees can receive Bitcoin payments for you with their own smartphone.
Once you have everything set up, list your business on Coinpages in the Business category or in an appropriate subcategory so that potential buyers can find your business.
Accept Bitcoin in online store
If you already run your own online store, then you can add Bitcoin as another payment method with just a few clicks.
Depending on which online store software you use, you will find appropriate modules and plugin.
You can get a good start with the article “Accepting bitcoin in online stores” (8).
If you use WooCommerce as an online store, you can find in the article “Accept Bitcoin payments with WooCommerce” (8)
The post “Accept Bitcoin Payments with Shopify” explains how to accept Bitcoin on Shopify.
You can also let Coincharge take care of integrating Bitcoin into your WooCommerce online store. You can order a corresponding order under Products & Services.
Once you have everything set up, list your online store on Coinpages in the Online Commerce category or in a suitable subcategory so that potential buyers can find your online store.
- Run your own BTCPay server
- How to set up a BTCPay store
- How to adminsitrate a BTCPay store
- Deposit Xpub Key
- How to create a BTCPay Bitcoin Wallet
- Accept Bitcoin in store
- Accept Bitcoin in online store
- Accept Bitcoin with WooCommerce
- Accept Bitcoin with Shopify
- Order WooCommerce integration
- Order Shopify Integration