Digital currency is hot, and shows no indications of cooling down. Since it’s not tethered to any central bank or any personal administrator, it’s easily one of the most innovative ways to invest, save, and even make purchases.
What many consumers don’t realize is more online outlets are accepting digital currency for purchase, with bitcoin being the most popular option. Think of what that means if you want to buy furniture for your home. Instead of using traditional payment methods, use your bitcoin balance instead. Here are some examples of where to shop and how to go about the process.
Getting Ready to Buy Your Furnishings
Online stores that accept bitcoin allow consumers to enter details for payment options into their accounts. Like all other payment options, your bitcoin information is secured. All you have to do is fill out the fields that make it possible to deduct the purchase amount from the smart wallet or the cryptocurrency debit card that you use to tap into your current balance.
Once set up, you can save the data securely and use if for future purposes. If it’s a store that you like to shop at frequently, the checkout process will be quicker from now on. At stores where you don’t plan on shopping again, you can always delete the payment method once the transaction is completed.
Furniture and Newegg
Some people think that electronics and software is what you will find here. That’s not the case. Newegg also has furnishings for every room in the house. From living room to bedroom to kitchen, they have you covered.
Why look at Newegg? They were one of the early adopters of cryptocurrency as a payment method. You’ll find their process is quick, simple, and easy to use.
Shopping on Overstock
There are few online retailers who offer a wider selection. That’s not just true for the inventory. It also applies to the payment methods. Bitcoin happens to be among them.
All you have to do is go to the list of payment methods, check Bitcoin, and then enter the required data. Your order will be complete in no time, and your new furnishings will be on the way.
Shopify For Variety
A relatively new entry in the list of retail sites that accept Bitcoin, Shopify is designed to allow small as well as large businesses to sell their wares. Like their larger counterparts, they make it easy to enter your data, place the order, and have the transaction completed quickly. As with any type of payment method, you receive a confirmation number once the purchase is finished. You can also get updates on when the order is shipped, the service used, and an anticipated delivery date.
Amazon and the Cryptocurrency Workaround
You can purchase furniture using cryptocurrency, but there’s something of a workaround if you want to do it on Amazon in most countries. Essentially, you will use a third-party service that connects you with someone who wants to add bitcoins to their wallet. That entity will pay for your purchase in traditional cash, they get your bitcoins, and Amazon ships your order.
Are there plans for Amazon to accept bitcoin throughout the world? There’s no consensus on that one yet. In the meantime, this process works well for many consumers.
Walmart and Furniture Shopping
From mattresses to bed frames to office desks and chairs, you can find all sorts of furniture at Walmart. What you may not know is that you can use bitcoin along with other cryptocurrency for your purchases. Originally launched for use in stores only, you can now go to the website and use this payment method. Save your payment option, use it for the order, and it will work just as if you used a traditional debit or credit card.
Don’t be surprised if more major retailers begin to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for online purchases this year. While some may employ methods like Amazon, others will go for the direct approach. Either way, you come out as the winner.