8 Major Retailers and Services That Accept Bitcoin

Here Are Several Bitcoin Shopping Sites and Services

Got bitcoins to spend? Quite a few big sites have already begun to integrate payment options for bitcoin. So, you're in luck if you've been holding onto yours for a while now and feel ready to use them to make a purchase.

If you're wondering where to start, look no further than the following top 10 websites that are now accepting bitcoin as payment for their goods and services.

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Overstock.com was the first big online retailer to start accepting bitcoins in January of 2014. Partnering up with Coinbase, one of the most popular bitcoin exchanges, the company allows its customers to pay for everything from laptops and television sets to throw pillows and ottomans with bitcoins.

To use bitcoin on Overstock.com, at checkout simply select the "Pay with bitcoin" option to complete your purchase. More »

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Expedia is one of the world's largest online travel booking agencies, and since June of 2014 users have had the option to pay for their hotel bookings with bitcoins.

Like Overstock.com, Expedia teamed up with Coinbase to implement the new payment option. Bitcoin payment is only accepted for hotel bookings at the moment, but may be expanded to include payments for flights, activities and more. More »

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You can't spend bitcoins at every website or offline store, but you can use your bitcoins to purchase gift cards for places that don't directly accept bitcoins.

eGifter is a popular gift card site and mobile app that lets users buy gift cards for all sorts of places, including Amazon, JCPenny, Sephora, Home Depot, Kohl's and more. eGifter uses Coinbase as their bitcoin partner. More »

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Foodler is an online delivery and takeout service that lets users order food from a variety of restaurants. It was one of the earlier bitcoin adopters, implementing a payment option for the digital currency in early 2013.

Customers can use bitcoins to pay for food from all 20,000+ Foodler restaurant partners. Those partners aren't actually accepting bitcoin; instead, your bitcoins are deposited to Foodler and then converted to USD to pay the restaurant. More »

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Are you a gadget junkie? If yes, then you'll be happy to hear that electronic retail giant Newegg started accepting bitcoin in July of 2014.

Newegg has chosen BitPay as its payment processing partner for the digital currency. 

Be aware that Newegg does not accept bitcoin for these purchases:

  • Will Call orders
  • Newegg Gift Cards (digital)
  • Marketplace items
  • Subscription orders
  • Pre-orders
  • Premier memberships
  • Return shipping labels

Also, the bitcoin option at checkout may be unavailable if you are purchasing an item from a seller other than Newegg but that sells through the Newegg site. More »

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TigerDirect, another big consumer electronics retailer, teamed up with Coinbase and began accepting bitcoin for US purchases in January of 2014. By July, it was expanded to include Canadian purchases as well. Customers can shop for over 200,000 products at TigerDirect and select bitcoin as their payment method when checking out.  More »

If you're not familiar with Shopify, all you really need to know is that it's an ecommerce platform that allows merchants to set up their own online shops to sell their products similar to Etsy or eBay. In November of 2013, all 75,000+ Shopify merchants received the option to start accepting bitcoin payments with the help of BitPay. More »

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Satellite television and Internet service provider Dish Network accepted its first bitcoin payment in August 2014. Dish is one of the largest companies so far to adopt any kind of cryptocurrency, and also the first subscription-based TV provider to do so.

Dish has partnered with Coinbase for its bitcoin transactions. More »