How to Shop with Bitcoin

Shop online or in-store at any of 100,000+ retailers accepting bitcoin.

1. To start shopping with bitcoin, you will first need to determine if your chosen retailer accepts bitcoin payments directly or via gift card, then make sure you have enough bitcoin in your Caricoin wallet to pay your balance at checkout.

2. To pay directly with bitcoin at an online merchant:

  • a) Select bitcoin as your payment option at checkout. You will be redirected to a screen that will indicate the amount of bitcoin owed, along with the merchant’s QR code and account number.
  • b) Open your Caricoin wallet on your mobile phone and select Send. You will be redirected to a screen that gives you the option to either enter the bitcoin address manually or scan the merchant’s QR code.
  • c) Continue following the on-screen instructions in your Caricoin wallet to send and complete payment to the merchant.

3. To pay directly with bitcoin in store:

  • a) Select bitcoin as your payment option at checkout. The cashier will let you know how much bitcoin is owed, plus give you access to the merchant’s QR code for easy scanning.
  • b) Open your Caricoin wallet on your mobile phone and select Send. You will be redirected to a screen that gives you the option to scan the QR code.
  • c) Continue following the on-screen instructions in your Caricoin wallet to complete the payment.

4. To pay with a gift card purchased with bitcoin:

  • a) If a store does not accept bitcoin directly, you will first need to use your bitcoin to purchase a gift card at Gyft or eGifter.
  • b) To purchase your gift card at either store, first select a gift card of the value you wish to purchase and proceed to check out.
  • b) To purchase your gift card at either store, first select a gift card of the value you wish to purchase and proceed to check out.
  • d) Follow the instructions set out in step 2 above to purchase your gift card.
  • e) At your favorite store, select “gift card” as your payment option at check out and follow the instructions to complete your purchase.

5. Congratulations! You have just completed your first purchase with bitcoin.

If you need any assistance we are here to help. Please contact us with any questions at contact@caricoin.com

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