Los Angeles—July 14, 2014—Newegg, an electronics e-retailer in North America, announced a partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin payments on Newegg.com. The company’s more than 25 million registered customers can now pay for more than 10.5 million products, including electronics, computers, game consoles and household items, using bitcoin through BitPay. Newegg’s acceptance of bitcoin payments adds yet another convenient and secure way for its customers to fulfill their e-shopping needs.
“Newegg’s customers are among some of the earliest bitcoin miners and are enthusiastic proponents of the crypto-currency. Adopting bitcoin as a payment method is another way we’re responding to our customers’ diverse needs,” said Soren Mills, chief marketing officer for Newegg North America. “Working with BitPay to implement a bitcoin payment option at Newegg was a seamless process and our partnership gives us the capabilities we require for high-volume e-commerce.”
Newegg chose BitPay because of the company’s reliability and scalability. With BitPay’s platform, Newegg can accept bitcoin payments, and also handle refunds and payment exceptions with a powerful bitcoin application program interface (API). BitPay’s singular focus on building enterprise-grade merchant tools helped the company achieve 99.99 percent uptime.
“Our mission is to make bitcoin every merchant’s favorite form of payment. Forward-thinking merchants like Newegg allow bitcoin enthusiasts from around the world to shop with ease,” said Tony Gallippi, BitPay’s co-founder and executive chairman.
BitPay now serves more than 35,000 merchants and raised over $32 million in venture capital funding. The company plans to hire 70 new employees this year to continue developing its product and add more merchants. BitPay’s partnership with Newegg is yet another example of how the company is partnering with vendors to bring bitcoin into mass acceptance.
When completing an order on Newegg.com, customers can now select bitcoin from the list of available payment methods during stage two of the order process. Orders processed using BitPay can be completed using the following options:
- If the customer has digital wallet software installed, that customer can complete an order by clicking the “Pay with bitcoin” button.
- If the customer’s digital wallet is stored in a smartphone, a quick response (QR) code can be scanned on the bitcoin payment page to complete the transaction.
- If the customer’s digital wallet is hosted on the web, the customer clicks the “View Address” link to display the digital wallet address and send the bitcoin amount due.
Newegg customers are already able to execute bitcoin transactions.