Bitcoin is an interesting alternative payment option for both retailers and consumers. Retailers can save a lot of money in fees per transactions, and attract customers from all over the world. But so far, there have been little to no specific “Bitcoin Deals” for consumers. That is about to change, though, as Bitdeals.io is collecting all available Bitcoin Deals right now.
Bitdeals.io – Bitcoin Deals for Everyone
Whenever you are looking to spend some of your Bitcoin holdings for shopping purposes, there is rarely a proper incentive to spend your coins. This is not because there aren’t enough useful things we can buy with Bitcoin. There are plenty of merchants who accept BTC as an alternate payment method, but, there is no special deal or discount in most cases, even though merchants are saving on costs compared to credit card transactions.
As a result, the problem of hoarding Bitcoin is created. Granted, there are several factors influencing this problem as well, but not giving users a proper reason to spend coins isn’t helping the matter either. Bitdeals.io is looking to change that, by creating a platform that gathers all Bitcoin deals available on the market.
“We agreed that this was a good idea because, not only would it be a domain that would connect consumers to bitcoin-friendly, online retailers, but it would also connect consumers to discounts. A big advantage when using Bitcoin.” Bitdeals Co-founder Raymond Mancini told the media.
Any Bitcoin merchant who is running a special promotion or discount can get listed on the Bitdeals.io website. All they have to do is submit the relevant information through a contact form, and the store will be added as soon as possible. And that is not all, as the Bitdeals.io staff will regularly contact merchants themselves to enquire about potential deals and discounts.
“We will try to show companies the advantages of accepting Bitcoin and how Bitcoin benefits both the consumer and the business. If a phone number is available, we will call individuals in an attempt to also persuade them. We believe that since they are a business, accepting bitcoin would be very easy since it is not hard to integrate into a company’s payment system.”
Interested customers will be able to provide an email address, to which a regular Bitdeals.io newsletter will be sent in the future. Similar to how regular newsletters work, Bitdeals.io plans to keep customers informed about any new and upcoming Bitcoin deals, to get digital currency enthusiasts to spend their money.
Direct Competition With Purse.io
Bitdeals.io wants to bring more Bitcoin deals to the broad audience, which will be a good way to push Bitcoin awareness around the globe. At this point, there is only one major service offering any notable discount, and that is Purse.io. By using the Purse.io platform, Bitcoin holders can buy goods from Amazon at a discount and receive a premium price for their BTC.
It is a welcome change to see a bit more competition in this market, as any consumer loves to shop whenever discounts are available. And if there are more Bitcoin discounts, that will help push Bitcoin adoption to new levels as well.
Source: Press Release via Email
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