Bringing Bitcoin acceptance to more merchants has become increasingly easier over the past 24 months. That being said, most online retailers still rely on major shopping cart solutions, such as ZenCart, which do not always offer Bitcoin integration in a convenient manner. OpenCart Online Shopping Solution users can now start accepting Bitcoin payments through a plugin provided by BitcoinPay.com.
BitcoinPay.com Integrates Bitcoin With OpenCart
European Bitcoin payment processors, such as BitcoinPay.com, are working hard to bring digital currency merchant solutions to online retailers all over the world. Even though it usually only takes a few lines of code to start accepting Bitcoin payments for an online store, plugins are always a favorable solution.
Especially when that e-commerce solution is quite popular, such as OpenCart Online Shopping Solution. The entire integration process takes a handful of minutes, and BitcoinPay.com has included a how-to video [as you can see below this article]. Users with an active BitcoinPay.com account can find the OpenCart plugin on GitHub.
BitcoinPay.com has also ensured the configuration process is very easy and convenient, and online retailers will be up and running within minutes. Online retailers have the option to receive their payouts in Euro, US Dollar, Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty and Bitcoin. Payouts are made on a daily basis, and all transactions are processed at a 0.8% fee.
“We are delighted to enable thousands of entrepreneurs across the world to easily accept customer payments in bitcoin while having the option to remit their payments in their local currency and bitcoin in the ratio they choose. Merchants get proper invoicing in FIAT currencies, so there is basically no difference between accepting bitcoins or accepting credit cards for example. We continue to work hard to give our clients the best options to integrate bitcoin payments into their businesses.” – BitcoinPay co-founder Daniel Houška said in a company press release.
The release of this OpenCart plugin illustrates BitcoinPay.com’s mission to offer simple tools and integrations for online retailers. Bitcoin is a global digital currency with low to no transaction fees and has proven to be beneficial to businesses around the world. With the added option of keeping funds in Bitcoin, or converting it to any of the aforementioned fiat currencies; BitcoinPay smooths the transition to accepting digital currency payments.
It is important to note BitcoinPay.com holds all customer funds in multi-signature cold storage wallets on Trezor devices. Doing so keeps all customer funds offline, which is one of the most secure ways of storing Bitcoin in a wallet. Furthermore, the company employs banking-grade security and SSL protection for their website.
Boosting Bitcoin Awareness Through Merchants?
Growing the Bitcoin ecosystem remains a fairly difficult task, even though there are noticeable uptrends every month. Meetup groups grow larger, more and more news outlets run Bitcoin stores – albeit mostly negative or half-assed – and the community is expanding. But there is still a long way to go before Bitcoin can be called a “mainstream payment method”.
As more and more merchants start accepting Bitcoin payments, awareness will be raised. Everyday consumers will have their interest piqued to find out more about Bitcoin. As more and more [online] stores list Bitcoin as an accepted payment method, the digital currency gains a certain level of legitimacy and credibility.
BitcoinPay.com seems to be on the right track to achieve this goal, as OpenCart is used by thousands of online retailers around the world. Whether or not this Bitcoin plugin will be a success, is impossible to predict. But the company is making an effort, and we can only hope to see more solutions being developed in the near future.
Source: Press Release via Email
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