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.
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.
Long time Bitcoin-accepting powerhouse Corner News in down town Keene finally got what their customers craved for years, reports Roberta, the business’s proud owner. Keene welcomes new Bitcoin ATM by Anypay where citizens may withdraw cash out of their Bitcoin wallets. AS of Friday October 16, 2020 after many years of accepting Bitcoin as payments local residents may now withdraw cold cash from their favorite downtown corner store.
This expansion of the local Bitcoin economy comes in a partnership with Anypay, America’s #1 most popular Bitcoin retail payment software. Anypay co-founder Derrick J Horton praises Corner News for being the most advanced early adopter of Bitcoin payments in all of America in a recent statement:
“Corner News once again leads the way after last month’s announcement of full integration of Bitcoin payments into the store’s point of sale software provider, Acadia POS. We are honored to help bring such an excellent business to the absolute forefront of efficiency and technology. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the entire team at Corner News.”
Anypay Bitcoin ATMs are rapidly gaining market share due to their obsession with user experience, focus on hands-on customer support, and long-term vision for a better economy running on Bitcoin. Join with Anypay today as a small business owner or shopper at https://anypayinc.com
PORTSMOUTH – Local businesses, bitcoin users, local artists, entrepreneurs, and international travelers rejoice. A diverse set of people are sharing art and talent, health and beauty, and creating community in a new, exciting way.
With the installation of the seacoast’s first ever bitcoin vending machine at the Seacoast Repertory Theater they are dropping their tired old central bank notes into a local bright orange, wall-mounted machine in exchange for bitcoin, cash for the twenty first century.
Dozens of local vendors and some prominent store front businesses are using bitcoin as a backbone of the local economy alongside the federal reserve dollar system. Many businesses are happy to have new, interesting customers who are seeking local places where they can spend the bitcoin they earn doing business online and in person.
Understandably many Portsmouth denizens are cautious toward new technology, especially an evolved form of money, but are surprised how easy it is to use bitcoin like cash. Most often one is astounded that no registration, email, name or identity is required to use bitcoin and participate in the global market economy. All it takes is downloading any one of dozens of free apps from the app store.
Other bitcoin users are excited by the idea of taking responsibility for the money that supports and grows their community, engaging in an international effort to democratize access to money online, or the nearly unlimited access to online shopping of all kinds.
Understandably many Portsmouth denizens are cautious toward new technology, especially an evolved form of money, but are surprised how easy it is to use bitcoin like cash.
Organizers at the Seacoast Rep hope to draw new theater-goes from the growing bitcoin economy, and local bitcoin entrepreneurs are aiming to expose local artists and theater lovers to the world’s best form of money.
Want to opt out of the federal reserve? Want to get ahead of the curve and get in on trade with people from all across the globe?
Head on down to the Seacoast Repertory Theater at 125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 and trade in your cash for bitcoin. You can buy theater tickets, or eat brunch at STREET, or do Bikram Yoga, or shop at thousands of online stores.
Support peace and free trade and go check it out. In the mean time tap for iphone or tap for android to get Mycelium, a free, easy to use bitcoin wallet app in under a minute. It’s easy and fun!
Bitcoin users in the New Hampshire seacoast delight in the coolest new local business to accept bitcoin, the independence-oriented currency of choice for many socially-concious and forward-thinking individuals.
Street in the west end of Portsmouth now takes bitcoin for everything on their menu, from Empanadas to Lamb Shawarma to Bibimbap and Singapore salad.
What a treat it is to spend free market money right in my home town and support local service people and entrepreneurs in creating such a fine dining experience.
New Hampshire is on the forefront of free market principles in money and currency, with thousands of smart people moving here to celebrate the freedom and prosperity that comes from a cultural dedication to liberty.
Throwing down his gauntlet, the wonderful man who made bitcoin happen at Street claims that their Sunday brunch is the best in all of Portsmouth. How about taking him up on that challenge and spend bitcoin too!
The yoga studio in Portsmouth where I spend bitcoin for yoga classes has experienced some frustration with the mobile device I gave them, specifically that it doesn’t hold a charge.
Since they already use a desktop computer with monitor to sign students in and process credit card payments it makes sense that that use that same computer to accept mobile bitcoin payments as well.
I created a short video explaining how to accept Bitcoin in the browser in your place of business, watch it here!
Bitpay currently provides the mobile app and bitcoin currency exchange for the yoga studio, so all the owner has to do is switch to using the online browser-based bitcoin checkout tool to match their mobile app.
Thanks Bitpay for enabling me to spend bitcoin at my favorite yoga studio in a simple and seamless fashion 😀 Our next challenge with bitcoin at Bikram Yoga Portsmouth is now figuring out how to enable automated monthly payments with Bitcoin, an exciting problem faced by many businesses!
In all my experience, New Hampshire is the number one place for real-world cryptocurrency adoption, and is home to a large population of free, independent people. Do please consider living here to expand our markets and grow our freedom-loving culture.
steven with his bitcoin vending machine
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