Recently, we wrote about satellite TV provider Dish Network beginning to accept Bitcoin. It was big news. On 18th July 2014, another huge announcement was made in favor of the digital currency – Dell began accepting bitcoin on their website.
“We’re piloting bitcoin, the world’s most widely used digital currency, as a purchase option on Dell.com for consumer and small business shoppers in the U.S,” stated the company’s blog. “We’re excited to bring you the choice and flexibility this payment option offers and have partnered with Coinbase, a trusted and secure third party payment processor, to make this possible.”
- The company announced the availability of bitcoin as a purchase option on Dell.com for consumer and small business shoppers in the U.S.
- Dell partnered with trusted and secure third party payment processor Coinbase, to enable bitcoin transactions.
- The company will also be offering a special Alienware promotion wherein customers can save 10% off a new Alienware system purchase (up to $150 limit) when checking out with bitcoin.
- When you are ready to make a purchase, just add the items to your cart and choose Bitcoin as the payment method.
- With this development, Dell says that it has become the largest ecommerce company to officially accept bitcoin, with nearly $60 billion in annual sales.
“We’ve fostered a close partnership with the Dell team and that’s been instrumental in getting the Coinbase integration up and running in such a short timeframe. We look forward to continuing to support the team as they explore other ways to offer even more functionality when it comes to bitcoin payments,” commented Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder of Coinbase, in the same blog statement.