Shopify is the perfect solution for those who are looking to set up an ecommerce website to sell products. If you’re looking to sell Bitcoin mining hardware, your clothing line or other personal creations, Shopify is where you want to start . The online shop builder has well over 100,000 merchants and these can now offer their own customers the option to pay for the good with Bitcoins by using Coinbase.
Shopify has partnered with Bitcoin financial services provider Coinbase which will work as the integration platform to process these Bitcoin payments on the merchant’s websites. In addition to Coinbase, Shopify also gives customers the chance to offer BitPay (available since November 2013) as a payment option to their merchants. It’s up to the vendors to choose which processor fits their needs and wants.
According to Shopify’s director of payments, Louis Kearns, the decision to add a new processor to the list as important as Coinbase is the fact that giving merchants options gives the digital currency a whole new light and a lot of exposure. According to Kearns, “We’ve found that by supporting multiple payment providers it encourages each of them to innovate a bit more and their customers benefit as a result. We see this as a positive play for Shopify and bitcoin at large.”