June 16, 2014
Great News! EDIT Now Accepts Bitcoin
Great news, EDIT-Heads! Your favourite online headshop are now accepting payments by Bitcoin.
We are the first major headshop to begin accepting Bitcoin as a valid method of payment, offering customers the flexibility to purchase our products with conventional methods of payment – debit/credit card or Bitcoin in either Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euros or Bitcoins.
To make a purchase using Bitcoin, you will first need to create a Bitcoin wallet. There are many options for doing this. A simple Google search for ‘free bitcoin wallet’ brings up loads of results – pick one and follow the instructions. Alternatively, if you would prefer to use your smartphone, simply download a Bitcoin wallet app from your phone’s app store.
The next step is to get yourself some Bitcoins: Bitcoins can be ‘mined’, bought or earned. If you already know how to mine them or earn them, then this guide most likely is not for you, so for the purposes of a start-up guide, we’ll assume you’re going to want to buy them. Bitcoins can be purchased from merchants online. There are lots of options – simply search for ‘buy bitcoin’ to be presented with a list of sites that deal in virtual currencies.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to start out is Bittylicious - https://bittylicious.com/ is a Bitcoin marketplace that connects sellers with buyers and allows you to get your hands smaller quantities of Bitcoins very quickly.
Once you have a wallet filled with Bitcoins, you’re ready to start buying things with them. Head back to / and add products to your cart as you would do normally. When you get to the checkout, simply select Bitcoin as your method of payment. This will take you to the final payment screen. If your Bitcoin wallet is on your phone, then simply scan the QR code to complete the transaction. Alternatively, for web-based wallets, copy the code underneath the ‘pay with bitcoin’ icon and make the payment to us that way. Our site will detect the payment automatically, and send your order to dispatch straight away.
Bitcoin offers many advantages to both merchants and customers over other methods of payment. More information about Bitcoin can be found on this FAQ, HERE.