Bigcommerce brings cryptocurrency payment to clients

by Jonathan Adams

The partnerships will open up opportunities for BigCommerce’s merchants to offer payment options, expand into new markets, and tap innovation to go global

Open SaaS eCommerce platform BigCommerce is bringing cryptocurrency payment solutions to its clients in select countries through strategic partnerships with the crypto app BitPay and global crypto payment gateway CoinPayments.

The partnerships will widen BigCommerce’s crypto ecosystem, which will open up opportunities for its merchants to offer payment options, expand into new markets, and tap innovation to go global, according to a press release on Thursday.

Expanding our crypto ecosystem to include trusted best-of-breed partners is just one step towards driving innovation and growth for our merchants, said Marc Ostryniec, chief sales officer at BigCommerce.

A new era of consumers are passionate about transacting using crypto, and we’re helping them do it. Merchants embracing this new technology can remain relevant and maintain a cutting edge as the world of payments continues to shift to digital currency, Ostryniec added.

Single-click integration means merchants can quickly begin offering cryptocurrency as another payment method. BigCommerce also enables merchants to choose the cryptocurrency payment solutions that will work best for their stores.

BitPay enables merchants to accept numerous cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP) and 5 USD-pegged stablecoins (BUSD, DAI, GUSD, USDC, and USDP).

Accepting cryptocurrency can be intimidating and complex with, at times, a learning curve. We’ve teamed with BigCommerce to help minimize the lift for merchants to add crypto as a payment option alongside their existing payment methods in just a few clicks, said BitPay CEO Stephen Pair.

CoinPayments is a crypto payment gateway that gives merchants the ability to accept real-time global payments from over 100 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

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