With the advent of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, it seems that purchasing items online is only getting easier. The hard part is figuring out where you can use cryptocurrency to make your purchases. It’s true that not all websites and retailers accept digital currencies yet, but more seem to be doing so every day. In this post, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of websites where you can buy things with crypto. If a site isn’t listed below, it doesn’t mean you can’t use your digital currency there — just that we have yet to hear from a user that supports crypto payments.
Who Accepts Bitcoin:
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TigerDirect has announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. This isn’t the first time the company has made headlines for accepting digital currencies — back in 2014 TigerDirect began accepting Bitcoin payments and even installed a Bitcoin ATM in its store. The company, which is headquartered in Miami, Florida and was founded back in 1985, began selling products online just three years later in 1988. TigerDirect claims to have “helped make technology affordable for business” and sells more than 1 million items across 30 product categories including computers and accessories, electronics, software and appliances. TigerDirect also accepts Bitcoin payments on its sister site, SVC.
Newegg began accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment in 2014. However, the company is currently citing an “unstable environment” for its refusal to accept or support cryptocurrencies. Newegg has been in business since 2001 and boasts more than 25 million products across 200 product categories, including computers and computer accessories, gaming systems, software and consumer electronics and appliances; it’s also a top online video game retailer. Newegg also accepts Bitcoin payments on its sister site, TigerDirect.
Overstock is a major online retailer that hosts more than 2 million products and serves over 4 million customers each month including its own online marketplace for unique goods such as collectables and art, furniture, fashion accessories and home decor. Overstock began accepting Bitcoin in August 2014 and has supported the digital currency ever since, although it doesn’t accept Litecoin or Ethereum directly — only Bitcoin. Moreover, Overstock hasn’t indicated much in the way of future support for other cryptocurrencies though they are considering state licensing options should this become a possibility down the road. The company was founded in 1999 by Patrick M. Byrne.
Etsy is an online marketplace for homemade and vintage goods that offers a customer shopping experience that is both creatively designed and user friendly. Etsy began accepting Bitcoin payments in March 2014 and currently accepts bitcoin payments on its sister site, Amazon.com — you can even sell your items directly through your Etsy Shop. The company was founded in 2005 by Rob Kalin and Jessica Batke and currently has more than 5 million products listed across 17 product categories.
Target is constantly working to evolve its payment and checkout options for customers, which is why in November 2017 the retail giant began offering its REDcard holders the option to pay using Apple Pay in-store at any of the chain’s locations. Target was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in 1962 and offers more than 70 million products across various product categories including baby, apparel, home and beauty products — plus groceries — through its online marketplace. You can also make online purchases with your Target REDcard or debit card using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Expedia Inc is a travel site that has been around since 1996; it helps customers book flights, hotels and vacation trips online. The company also offers other products and services online, such as gift cards, flight deals and coupon codes. Expedia currently accepts Bitcoin payments on its sister site, CheapAir.com and also accepts Bitcoin for hotel reservations booked through their partner company, Hotwire.
GoCoin allows merchants to accept payment for goods and services in more than 50 different cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin. GoCoin is an international platform that supports more than 120 currencies all around the world; it also has a proprietary fraud protection system — dubbed “Merchant Guard” — that uses predictive algorithms which compare customer behavior against other customers who have shopped or made purchases in the past. The company was founded in 2013 by Steve Beauregard, who is also the founder of the leading P2P payment processing platform, GoPayment.
CheapAir.com is a travel booking site that enables users to book hotels and flights online; it also offers hotel deals, discount airfares and coupon codes. The website has been around since 2000 and began accepting Bitcoin payments in 2013 through its payment processor partner, GoCoin — you can also use your bitcoins to book hotels at Expedia Inc, which serves as a sister site for CheapAir.
Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the world and has been in business since 1995, offering more than 200 million products across 15 product categories. The company also offers a selection of services such as Amazon Prime subscriptions — which offer access to the company’s streaming libraries — plus Amazon Video and Kindle e-books. Amazon began accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for online purchases in 2014 and offers an email address for customers who want to use Bitcoin to purchase items from their web store.
Microsoft is one of the world’s largest technology firms and offers cloud-based services such as Microsoft Azure, Windows and Office 365, as well as productivity software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company began accepting Bitcoin payments in April 2017 for its brick-and-mortar stores when customers who provide their Microsoft account information have been able to pay for items from their web store. Compared to other major retailers in the U.S. such as Walmart, Microsoft hasn’t gone out of its way to promote this service, so it remains unclear if they will support the cryptocurrency in the future. In any case, you can use Bitcoin to purchase items from Microsoft’s web store.
Adidas is a Germany-based sports apparel company that was founded back in 1948 and offers shoes, clothing and accessories for athletes and casual lifestyle wearers alike; it also offers sportswear for teams and clubs around the globe. Adidas’s online store accepts payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as well as various fiat currencies, while the company also accepts payments via credit cards.
AT&T now accept online bill payments through BitPay, a respected cryptocurrency payment processor. AT&T becomes the first major U.S. mobile carrier to provide a cryptocurrency payment option to customers.
Cryptocurrency is expected to continue its growth and adoption in the global marketplace, which is reflected in this list of major U.S. retailers that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for purchases. If you want to start using cryptocurrency to make e-commerce payments, there are quite a few payment processors such as GoCoin, BitPay and Coinify that offer merchant accounts for free so that businesses can accept bitcoin payments online. Companies like this often act as exchanges for merchants wanting to process payments with cryptocurrencies — we recommend you do your research before opening an account to see what specific features best suit your business needs.
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