Bitcoin Forum
December 10, 2016, 10:40:48 PM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Interesting conversation with a retailer who formerly accepted Bitcoin  (Read 18836 times)
nmteaco
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 54



View Profile WWW
July 31, 2012, 07:51:24 PM
 #81

Hey, david... I have an idea that may help, at least a little, with the exchange rate:
BTCTicker has an image that calculates any exchange rate (using MTGox) for you for example:

http://btcticker.appspot.com/mtgox/1.00btc2usd.png
is


and let's say you sell $17 worth of tea:


Great! and since you can change a url with java-script, i can dynamically put in the price in dollars!
1481409648
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481409648

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481409648
Reply with quote  #2

1481409648
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481409648
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481409648

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481409648
Reply with quote  #2

1481409648
Report to moderator
myrkul
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 532


FIAT LIBERTAS RVAT CAELVM


View Profile WWW
July 31, 2012, 07:54:27 PM
 #82

Hey, david... I have an idea that may help, at least a little, with the exchange rate:
BTCTicker has an image that calculates any exchange rate (using MTGox) for you for example:

http://btcticker.appspot.com/mtgox/1.00btc2usd.png
is


and let's say you sell $17 worth of tea:


Great! and since you can change a url with java-script, i can dynamically put in the price in dollars!

Yup! Glad I could help.

BTC1MYRkuLv4XPBa6bGnYAronz55grPAGcxja
Need Dispute resolution? Public Key ID: 0x11D341CF
No person has the right to initiate force, threat of force, or fraud against another person or their property. VIM VI REPELLERE LICET
jwzguy
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 868



View Profile
July 31, 2012, 08:01:13 PM
 #83

You can now use bitcoins to checkout on our site....

It is not an ideal solution at all, I have to set the exchange rate by hand every day in the code of the checkout page (I could not figure out how to pull the current price from another domain with javascript)... and everyone who orders will be sending their bitcoins to the same address... which in the other thread I was told could lead to fraud.

However I think people looking to cheat the system are not going to be spending their energy trying to get free tea. Also this is just a stop gap measure until a plugin for my cart is available.

So... just use the shopping cart as normal and when you get to the payment page select bitcoin as the payment method and you will be given instructions on the address to send the payment.

-David

(It would be nice if someone tests out the system.... if you want your bitcoins returned instead of the order just write that in the comments box (i think bitfloor might keep some of it) )

David, did you contact Paysius about writing a shopping cart plguin that supports your current shopping cart?

19wXnWTeGuraN9g5UsMAi119sWzDCQcr7S
Bitcoin Logo shirts!
scribe
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 295



View Profile WWW
July 31, 2012, 09:49:23 PM
 #84

You can now use bitcoins to checkout on our site....

...

(It would be nice if someone tests out the system.... if you want your bitcoins returned instead of the order just write that in the comments box (i think bitfloor might keep some of it) )

I might have to try this out tomorrow. Happy to have a quick look at grabbing an exchange rate via javascript too if you like. Will PM...

blocknois.es Bitcoin music label. ~ New release: This Is Art

Read: Bitcoin Life | Wear: FUTUREECONOMY
ChrisKoss
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 169



View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 05:07:22 PM
 #85

Awesome! Just placed an order for your Jasmine pearls and mango mate.  Can't wait to try them :-)

I am a consultant providing services to CoinLab, Inc.
nmteaco
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 54



View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 05:44:55 PM
 #86

Awesome! Just placed an order for your Jasmine pearls and mango mate.  Can't wait to try them :-)

Thanks for placing the order, and helping me test out the system. It has not come into bitfloor yet... how long do these things usually take?
BoardGameCoin
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 283



View Profile
August 03, 2012, 05:49:55 PM
 #87

Awesome! Just placed an order for your Jasmine pearls and mango mate.  Can't wait to try them :-)

Thanks for placing the order, and helping me test out the system. It has not come into bitfloor yet... how long do these things usually take?

Depends on the exchange. The general rule is 10 minutes for each confirmation. So, for bitfloor that's about an hour. There's a fair amount of variance however, so realistically it's more in the 0:30 - 2:00 hour time frame.

-bgc

I'm selling great Minion Games like The Manhattan Project, Kingdom of Solomon and Venture Forth at 4% off retail starting June 2012. PM me or go to my thread in the Marketplace if you're interested.

For Settlers/Dominion/Carcassone etc., I do email gift cards on Amazon for a 5% fee. PM if you're interested.
paraipan
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


Firstbits: 1pirata


View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 05:53:22 PM
 #88

^ fixed the title for you  Roll Eyes

Awesome! Just placed an order for your Jasmine pearls and mango mate.  Can't wait to try them :-)

Thanks for placing the order, and helping me test out the system. It has not come into bitfloor yet... how long do these things usually take?

60-90 minutes on average, they require 6 confirm to credit your account

Quote
To deposit BTC, send funds to your bitfloor wallet address. They will be available after confirmed by the Bitcoin network (6 confirmations)

A confirm means any subsequent bitcoin blocks, including the first one where the transaction got signed by a miner, and by protocol they are produced, on average, every 10 minutes.

BTCitcoin: An Idea Worth Saving - Q&A with bitcoins on rugatu.com - Check my rep
paraipan
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


Firstbits: 1pirata


View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 06:02:40 PM
 #89

^ fixed the title for you  Roll Eyes
Fail, you changed it from grammatically correct to become grammatically INCORRECT.

Hmm, please do write the correct form so I can fix it. I can't stress enough that here in Spain they don't teach the English language extensively

Edit: Found the error and fixed it  Cheesy

BTCitcoin: An Idea Worth Saving - Q&A with bitcoins on rugatu.com - Check my rep
nmteaco
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 54



View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 06:07:09 PM
 #90

I for one welcome our new grammatically correct (I mean incorrect, no wait... correct) topic overlords...  Roll Eyes
paraipan
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


Firstbits: 1pirata


View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 06:12:31 PM
 #91

I for one welcome our new grammatically correct (I mean incorrect, no wait... correct) topic overlords...  Roll Eyes

What are you talking about dude? It was a joke, I only changed my post's title nothing more, sorry about not being specific about it.

Btw, good luck with the bitcoin sales  Smiley will be recommending you to anyone who has an interest buying tea online, cheers

BTCitcoin: An Idea Worth Saving - Q&A with bitcoins on rugatu.com - Check my rep
nmteaco
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 54



View Profile WWW
August 03, 2012, 06:15:16 PM
 #92


What are you talking about dude? It was a joke.

So was mine...


Also the transaction went through! Thanks to Chris Koss for taking the plunge and being the first person to try the new system!
muqali
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182


View Profile
August 04, 2012, 12:34:54 PM
 #93


What are you talking about dude? It was a joke.

So was mine...


Also the transaction went through! Thanks to Chris Koss for taking the plunge and being the first person to try the new system!

I just ordered an ounce of Earl Grey Vintage.

edit - although I just see that vintage isn't what I thought. I assumed vintage meant classic, tea and bergamot, not rose. I'll give it a try though, my next order will be bigger.

donations BTC: 1CaCwo4xneTqTLEdomW76Cg5NteZyvXi1c
donations LTC: LTcasvjtLuN92ks1Pc1qtkvE9PswsXEbev
BkkCoins
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 784


firstbits:1MinerQ


View Profile WWW
August 05, 2012, 04:30:50 AM
 #94

Couldn't some of these problems be easily worked around if the popular exchanges offered an API that generated send-to addresses that would auto-sell at market? For low volume simple cases anyway.

eg. You put an image in your shopping cart that is generated from such an exchange API call. It says "Send 1.05BTC to 1ze656..etc" and that address is linked as "auto-sell" to your exchange account. And ideally the exchange sends a confirm email.

Now when a buyer sends that BTC there the merchant simply checks his exchange account that the USD were received, or believes the email confirm, and approves the sale.

Sure, it's somewhat manual but it's a simple feature that could help many low volume merchants accept BTC when they can't get full cart integration. And it improves liquidity for the exchange offering it as it will bring in trades at current market price.

eg. <img src="bitfloor.com?id=acctcode&amount=10.54"> is all the merchant needs to add much like a paypal button. The image gives amount in btc and address. The exchange tags that address as "auto-sell at market to this acctcode". It's a "magic address". Magic Computer Money should have magic addresses.

Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2002



View Profile
August 05, 2012, 08:14:10 AM
 #95

Couldn't some of these problems be easily worked around if the popular exchanges offered an API that generated send-to addresses that would auto-sell at market?

Some do this already.  With Mt. Gox, it is "autosell":
 - https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/HTTP/v1#Merchant_System

Also, the Checkout Buttons for Mt. Gox have a checkbox where you can indicate that you would like autosell (to have the bitcoins sold at market to USDs).  Here's a site using that -- see the "site-wide pass" at the bottom:

 - http://chipcollection.com/webstore/ordering.html

BkkCoins
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 784


firstbits:1MinerQ


View Profile WWW
August 05, 2012, 10:04:34 AM
 #96

Also, the Checkout Buttons for Mt. Gox have a checkbox where you can indicate that you would like autosell (to have the bitcoins sold at market to USDs).  Here's a site using that -- see the "site-wide pass" at the bottom:

 - http://chipcollection.com/webstore/ordering.html
That's cool that as you hover over the button it updates price as market changes. Now if I could just think of a great idea that hasn't been done already...

nmteaco
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 54



View Profile WWW
August 05, 2012, 03:10:24 PM
 #97


Also, the Checkout Buttons for Mt. Gox have a checkbox where you can indicate that you would like autosell (to have the bitcoins sold at market to USDs).

I could not figure out how to make the mt. gox checkout button dynamic... When creating the button you have to put in a value... even if you change that value in the code they give you, once the customer clicks the button and goes to mtgox site the original amount shows back up again. This makes the button useless for shopping carts with different values at checkout.

Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2002



View Profile
August 06, 2012, 05:22:40 AM
 #98


Also, the Checkout Buttons for Mt. Gox have a checkbox where you can indicate that you would like autosell (to have the bitcoins sold at market to USDs).

I could not figure out how to make the mt. gox checkout button dynamic... When creating the button you have to put in a value... even if you change that value in the code they give you, once the customer clicks the button and goes to mtgox site the original amount shows back up again. This makes the button useless for shopping carts with different values at checkout.


The one you create using the Checkout Button web tool is only like a "pay now" button for a static amount.

For dynamic pricing, the ecommerce/cart script you are using calls the API to get the URL and transaction ID:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/HTTP/v1#Order_Creation

Then your template uses that transaction ID for the html form:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/HTTP/v1#Dynamic_Button

To use the API, you'll need an API key and secret that you've added to your Mt. Gox account created using the "Merchant" role.

Then those two pieces of data are used to build the request header.  It is a little technical (i.e., a little programming knowledge is helpful).
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/HTTP#Authentication

I don't know how easy it would be then to tweak your shopping cart software to be compatible with Mt. Gox.  They have one shopping cart they work with -- Magento.  They've released their extension for it:
 - https://github.com/MtGox/magento

Here's an overview of Mt. Gox merchant tools:
- http://mtgox.com/merchant

scribe
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 295



View Profile WWW
August 06, 2012, 08:58:24 AM
 #99

Has anyone tried out the walletbit.com instant exchange functionality yet? https://walletbit.com/exchange

Seems to use MtGox to turn BTC into USD as soon as possible, so you dampen the effects of the price of BTC changing - i.e. BTC namely just becomes the payment protocol.

Not sure on fees, ease of use though.

blocknois.es Bitcoin music label. ~ New release: This Is Art

Read: Bitcoin Life | Wear: FUTUREECONOMY
Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2002



View Profile
August 08, 2012, 04:48:07 PM
 #100

So... just use the shopping cart as normal and when you get to the payment page select bitcoin as the payment method and you will be given instructions on the address to send the payment.

-David

Will you be accepting bitcoin payments for purchases at your physical location/store as well?

There is a pretty low-tech method for doing this available now. 

Launch a mobile app (Blockchain for Android) .
Click Request money.
For the amount, click the pen icon to enter USD amount.
After entering the amount it will show a QR code.
Tap the QR code to make it larger and present that to the customer..

Using a web-based EWallet this can be done as well, use Preev to convert USD to BTCs:
 - http://www.Preev.com



Pages: « 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!