A new partnership between Bitcoin processor Coinbase and Ecommerce platform provider Shopify gives merchants more BTC payment options.
The new integration is fairly simple to enable. Firstly a merchant needs to sign up for a Coinbase account, if they do not have one already, authorize the integration in Shopify’s back-office interface, and enter their Coinbase credentials
Shopify has announced on 4 merchants already using the new Bitcoin option. The merchants include Leap Motion, Boosted Boards, Soylent, and iOgrapher.
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“We have been looking for a simple and secure way to accept bitcoin ever since we decided to build our ecommerce website on Shopify. Our customers have been asking for it from the very beginning. We are excited to offer bitcoin payments via Coinbase’s Shopify plugin because Coinbase makes checkout extremely simple while still maintaining a high level of bitcoin wallet security. Compared to other processors, Coinbase provides a seamless end-to-end experience – from the customer checkout to the Shopify storefront to our own secure Coinbase wallet,” read a statement by Soylent on their new BTC support.
This is not the first time Bitcoin processing is made available to Shopify merchants. European BTC processor BIPS has offered an unofficial plugin for Shopify since November 2013. Shortly after BIPS’ revealed their add-on, Shopify partnered with BitPay to offer official Bitcoin integration to its merchants.