Corner News In Keene Leads Frontier Of Bitcoin Payments With AcadiaPOS & Anypay®

Point of sale system AcadiaPOS now offers the ability to take payment in bitcoin alongside cash and credit cards as a default payment option — right out-of-the-box. This is perfect for business owners who want to accept digital currency but don’t want any extra hardware or complicated reconciliations. The service works thanks to an integration with Anypay®, New England’s most popular app for bitcoin at retail.

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Anypay® helps people pay at retail and online in ways that are only possible with bitcoin.

When AcadiaPOS pitched their service to the owner of a small convenience store, they got an unexpected response: “Does your point of sale work with Anypay?”

Roberta Mastrogiovanni, who owns The Corner News in Keene, New Hampshire, has been using the Anypay app to take bitcoin payments for years. But while she was glad to have the business, it was a pain for her cashiers. They needed to keep a separate device charged and ready, cluttering up the register. Then they had to do manual reconciliation at the end of the day. Cashiers resented it, but customers wanted it.

Knock, Knock. It’s Opportunity.

But when AcadiaPOS heard her request, they saw an opportunity. They quickly contacted Anypay CEO Steven Zeiler and went to work integrating Anypay’s API. Now when a customer pays with bitcoin at Roberta’s store, it is as fast and easy as paying with cash or a credit card. And everything goes into her system all accounted-for, with no need for extra hardware or reconciliation at end of day.

The cashier taps the “Anypay” button, a QR code appears on the credit card reader, and the customer scans the code with their bitcoin wallet to pay, and in an instant, the cashier’s screen marks the payment complete. They can print a receipt if desired.

The small New England convenience store has a decent volume of bitcoin sales — about a handful a day on average. Now the customer experience is finally as smooth (or smoother) than with a credit card.

Anypay makes it easy for any business to start accepting bitcoin at no cost. Users can create as many free accounts as they want, with no contract, and cancel anytime. Anypay also offers ways to add bitcoin to your website, and a simple API for developers.

Anypay support payments in BitcoinSV, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Core, and Dash.

Press Contacts:

Derrick Horton, President, Anypay Inc. derrick@anypayinc.com
Benjamin Leviton, CEO, AcadiaPOS ben@acadiapos.com

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5 Comments

  1. Another pat on the back that means nothing. How much does this program cost to the business owners? You say it doesn’t cost anything but I’m sure there are hidden fees etc…

    The “handful” of customers using bitcoin to pay for their transactions are freekeeners.

    How is any of this “smoother” then using a credit card? Your app appears to use the same steps when using a credit card. You need a code, push a couple of buttons if necessary and the transaction is done. The information obtained using a credit card is just as instantaneous.

    You didn’t touch on what would happen if hackers decided to attack your app. I’m sure it will happen eventually.

    Reading various articles. Anypay still has bugs that can make transactions difficult for the user.

  2. “Another pat on the back that means nothing.”

    That’s right, Jacks. Another.

    “How much does this program cost to the business owners? You say it doesn’t cost anything but I’m sure there are hidden fees etc…”

    There’s nothing hidden about bitcoin fees, Jacks. Vendors already know all about how the fees suck.

    “The “handful” of customers using bitcoin to pay for their transactions are freekeeners.”

    Mmm hmm. With a market capitalization of $200B, obviously only “freekeeners” have any use for bitcoin.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/13-celebrities-who-back-cryptocurrency-and-may-own-millions-in-bitcoin-2019-1

    “How is any of this “smoother” then using a credit card?”

    Good one, Jacks. But pushing some buttons certainly makes it at least as smooth as a credit card – just as Steven claims – doesn’t it munchkin?

    “You didn’t touch on what would happen if hackers decided to attack your app.”

    Uh huh. Hackers. Anyway, what would you do if someone “hacked” your credit card? That kind of stuff happens all the time, by the way. I’m sure it’ll happen to you eventually.

    “Reading various articles. Anypay still has bugs that can make transactions difficult for the user.”

    Care to provide links to any of these various articles? Even one would be nice, munchkin. That way you can prove to the rest of us that you’re not making things up.

  3. ” How much does this program cost to the business owners?”

    Zero. Learn to read.
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    “You say it doesn’t cost anything but I’m sure there are hidden fees etc… ”

    You don’t understand how the system works. The transaction costs are on the payees, but as those costs for popular cryptos to pay with are near zero it’s not that important. We’re talking less than a cent sometimes.

    “The ‘handful’ of customers using bitcoin to pay for their transactions are freekeeners. ”

    You overestimate the number of liberty folk in Keene and New Hampshire in general. We alone don’t make up a sufficient number alone to sustain this operation.

    “How is any of this ‘smoother’ then using a credit card?”

    To a moron such as yourself maybe it isn’t. To the rest of us it’s plain as day that it’s easier. There is not waiting for a credit card to be approved. The transaction is instant because the register receives the payment directly (sort of). A business that takes credit cards has to hook up with a merchant provider to take credit cards and then wait for a response from the third party via a traditional system. This doesn’t have to do that until AFTER recognizing the payment and then you don’t have to wait for a server somewhere to response with “appoved”. Instead of the 5-20 seconds you’d have to wait for a credit card to be approved this will show in a mater of milliseconds.

    “Your app appears to use the same steps when using a credit card.”

    Pretty sure last I checked you don’t scan QR codes for credit cards nor do you have the same backend processes for that matter. My company accepts credit card payments and crypto so I have an idea on how this all works. We don’t utilize Anypay, but I get how and why their system is so much faster.

    “You need a code, push a couple of buttons if necessary and the transaction is done.”

    Well, entering a code is optional with crypto and more secure. Either you don’t enter a code, or you don’t have to enter a code and you aren’t having to rely on the businesses potentially insecure systems either so it’s more secure and safer. Anypay only acts as a relay for the payment with the new pay protocol.

    “The information obtained using a credit card is just as instantaneous.”

    Not by a long shot. The old Anypay was closer in speed to a credit card. The new Anypay system which supports the pay protocols is as much at 15 times faster.

  4. kk – Where did you get your stats from? It takes just as long to pay by credit card as it does with this app. The system is also just as hackable as using credit cards

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