Payment methods and how they work
We accept only Bitcoin and Gift cards payments because of maximum security and discretion. These are the two major payment methods available for us at this moment.
In case you’re new to these payments, don’t bother! It’s pretty easy, secure and free to setup. Major platforms you can use to issue bitcoin payments include bitcoin.com, blockchain.com, bitpay.com, you can make payment online using your credit card through any of these platforms.
What is Bitcoin?
In a nutshell, Bitcoin offers a fairer financial system where everyone is equal.
At the tap of a button, you can move any amount of money, anywhere in the world—instantly, securely, and typically for micro fees. Let’s explore how it all works. Using bitcoin to buy counterfeit dollars comes with many advantages:
- Bitcoin payments protect you and us.
- Ensures 100% discretion. Your data like contact information, location, names, etc are not stored or tracked.
- Fast payment processing and fast delivery. It takes just a couple of minutes to confirm your payment and start preparing your shipment.
Bitcoin helps you control your money
However, unlike with traditional (fiat) currencies where payments are controlled by central banks, Bitcoin puts you in full control of your own money.
This means you can send, receive, and store any amount of money without relying on financial intermediaries, making bank fees, identity fraud, and delays a thing of the past.
Bitcoin’s key features:
- Decentralized: nobody controls or ‘owns’ the Bitcoin network, and transactions can never be altered or censored.
- Peer-to-peer: secure payments go directly from one person or business to another, so there’s no need for any ‘trusted third party’ to process payments.
- Fixed supply: only 21 million coins will ever be created, making Bitcoin much more immune to the inflation traditional currencies are prone to.
- Low fees: it’s typically much cheaper to move money through Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer network, and transactions are also very fast.
- Global digital ledger: all Bitcoin transactions are recorded on a global public ledger called the blockchain, and anyone can view them.
Get your bitcoin wallet for free
Click one of the buttons below to download the bitcoin wallet of your choice to get started. We strongly recommend using bitpay if you’re a beginner for more flexibility.
How to send payments with bitcoin wallet
How to Pay with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are secure currencies for the internet. You can pay without handing out sensitive financial information, and you don’t need an account.
Watch our guide below to learn how to get started with blockchain payments to BitPay merchants.
Get a wallet
You can use any of these popular Payment Protocol compatible wallets to make secure, successful payments to BitPay merchants.
We recommend the open source BitPay bitcoin wallet app. It’s a great option for paying BitPay invoices because it dynamically calculates sufficient miner fees. It’s also secure and easy to use.
Move Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash into your spending wallet
Exchanges are available all over the world, allowing users to convert any currency into and out of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Every country and region is different, so you’ll want to do some research before choosing an exchange.
For individuals in the United States, the BitPay app provides a simple integration with Coinbase allowing users to buy bitcoin directly from the app.
Exchanges and accounts do not send your bitcoin payments immediately, so they are not good for paying BitPay merchants. To use your Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash, withdraw your Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash from the exchange to a Payment Protocol compatible wallet before attempting to spend it.
Make a payment
To make a payment, you won’t need to enter any sensitive card information. Instead, you’ll simply send the payment from your wallet app.
Remember to send your payment during the 15-minute payment window. BitPay only guarantees the fixed BTC or BCH price for this time period. Do not send payments to expired invoices.
There are several ways to pay a BitPay invoice from your wallet.
Scan the QR Code
Open in Wallet
If your wallet is on the device you’re using to view the invoice, you can open the payment in your wallet by tapping here. Confirm everything is correct, and your wallet will make the payment.
Send the Payment Manually
Copy the payment URL from the invoice and paste it in your wallet’s “Send” screen, check your payment details, and send the payment.
Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Miner Fees
Miner fees are the cost your wallet pays for the computing power which confirms transactions on the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash networks. Miner fees are not BitPay fees, and they cannot be refunded. These fees can be higher or lower depending on the number of transactions waiting to be confirmed on the Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash networks.
Network Cost Fee
The Network Cost fee included in your invoice total covers the Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash miner fee cost of BitPay’s transaction sweep for your payment. It is not included with refunds. Learn more about the reasons for this cost.
Refunds & Order Troubleshooting
BitPay provides tools and reporting for merchants to view successful payments and manage their own refunds in Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash. If you would like a refund or need help in getting your order for a successful payment, please contact the merchant directly. They can initiate the refund process or help you get your purchase.
Remember that you will need to provide your BitPay invoice URL or your order ID for the merchant to assist you. Merchant refund policies differ, so please contact the merchant to discuss refund options.