Note: Since it offers fast, reliable, and low-fee global transactions, we recommend accepting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payments over other digital currencies like Bitcoin Core (BTC). As such, our guides focus specifically on BCH payments for businesses.
When your customers come to checkout on your e-commerce website you can give them the option to pay with BCH.
This is done using a Bitcoin Cash payment gateway which you’ll add to your website, letting you accept BCH payments from customers.
The payment gateway will automatically calculate how much BCH is owed for the items in your customer’s basket.
Then, instead of being asked to enter credit card details for the payment, they’ll see a QR code (generated by the payment gateway) which they simply scan with their own digital wallet app.
An example of a payment gateway called Bitpay. This would appear on your website for customers to scan using their own wallet app.
Whether you’re a restaurant, cafe, or retail store, you can give your customers the option to pay with BCH using your existing devices (e.g. tablets, smartphones).
Rather than taking payment through cash or a credit card, you’ll use a point-of-sale app to take payment in BCH.
The app will be downloaded to your device and, when customers are ready to pay, you’ll simply enter the amount owed (in your local currency) on the app.
The point-of-sale app will then automatically calculate how much BCH is owed and a QR code will be generated on the screen of your device.
Finally, you’ll show this QR code to the customer who will scan it using their own wallet app.
*An example of a QR code on our point-of-sale app called Bitcoin Cash Register. To pay in BCH, customers would scan this with their own wallet app.
Since Bitcoin Cash transactions don’t have to go through slow payment processors, BCH payments are much faster than traditional payment methods.
If you’ve chosen to receive BCH payments to your digital wallet, the money will be with you in a few seconds.
Or, if you’ve chosen to convert BCH into your chosen currency first, the money will land in your business bank account usually by the next working day.