How do I pay for goods and services using Bitcoin?
Posted by Coinify on 10 December 2014 10:54 AM

When you shop online with a merchant who has bitcoin payments enabled through Coinify the following guidelines may be helpful:

Place your order and proceed to the payment

During checkout you will choose payment method at some point.

Select > payment with bitcoin. (or similar wording/Bitcoin logo)

Step 1: View payment details

Once you click to proceed with the payment , a payment window will appear with the bitcoin amount payable and a bitcoin address to pay to.

There will also be an option to pay with a bitcoin client and a QR code you can scan.

Step 2: Making the payment

2 a: Pay with mobile Bitcoin wallet (Smartphone/tablet)

  • 1. Ensure your device is connected to the internet
  • 2. Open your mobile Bitcoin wallet.
  • 3. Select send bitcoin
  • 4. Scan the QR code shown in the payment window.
  • 5. Send the payment

    Please note that Mobile wallets have slightly different commands, but in general you will be asked to confirm the payment by tapping on the button containing the amount to pay or the send button.

2 b: Pay with a bitcoin client installed on your computer


  • 1. Click  the "Pay with bitcoin client" button in the payment window.
  • 2. Send the payment



2 c: Manual payment

If your computer wallet does not respond to the Pay with bitcoin client button,

OR you wish to use an online wallet to pay with;

  • 1. Copy the bitcoin address shown in the payment window
  • 2. Paste this address in the send to field in your wallet
  • 3. Copy the bitcoin amount from the payment window
  • 4. Paste into the amount field in your wallet.
  • 5. Send the payment


Step 3 : What to expect, do's and dont's


What to expect: once your payment has been transmitted to the bitcoin network, the payment window will update to paid and you will be redirected to the webshop.

What to do: Always send the exact bitcoin amount as shown on the payment window - your wallet may use different exchange rates than Coinify and can translate into a different fiat currency amount.

What not to do: Never make a payment from an exchange/trading account processed as a withdrawal - doing this may result in the payment expiring.

What to expect if a payment expires: If your payment has not been transmitted to the network within 15 minutes, the payment will expire. This means payment will not update to paid in the shops system and you may have to contact them for a refund or credit - and possibly have to make the payment again.


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