I accept cash, checks and bitcoin at the time of service. For a while, I am offering 10% off for payments in bitcoin.
If you are not at the barn when I take care of your horse’s hooves and don’t want to leave a blank check, bitcoin is a great way to send money online.
Credit cards were not designed for the Internet and I don’t want to set up a merchant account to take credit cards. It’s expensive and troublesome. We both loose money in the deal. Bitcoin transactions are easy, fast, inexpensive, and meet the highest standards for e-commerce security.
Get some bitcoin
The easiest way to get bitcoins is to create an account on coinbase.com, then connect that to your bank account. You can use the website or download the app for your phone. Buy some bitcoin, and send the amount of your bill to email@example.com on Coinbase. At first it takes a while for the bitcoin to show up, even up to a week, but once you are established, it works very well after that. You should go ahead and verify your ID, which will make future transactions much quicker. Don’t forget to subtract the 10% discount!
*Note: The price of bitcoin changes all the time. No worries. Instead of just buying bitcoin, you can use Coinbase’s USD Instant Exchange to deposit the expected amount ahead of time and convert it at the time you send it. This will convert the amount into bitcoin instantly for you to send. You just keep enough money in your USD wallet on Coinbase to cover the amount of your bill. You need to have the money in your USD wallet on Coinbase deposited up to a week ahead of time for this to work.
The way this works so far with my clients doing this is that I just send them a text for the total and they send the bitcoin to my account. It’s that easy.
Want another incentive to buy more bitcoin? You can save 20% or more if you shop at Amazon using purse.io. You can buy the bitcoin at coinbase.com and then get big savings from Amazon.com using Purse.io