Cryptocurrencies led by Bitcoin are becoming increasingly popular among the wider public. It is no longer just a matter of geeks and narrow communities. On this page, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about Bitcoins and their use in package forwarding from the USA to your home.

How to take maximum advantage of your Bitcoins?

What Can I Buy For Bitcoins?

The range of online stores accepting Bitcoin is expanding year by year. You can find online stores in almost every product category where you can pay for your purchase using Bitcoins. Among the big players, we can mention Microsoft, Overstock or NewEgg. However, your favorite online stores are very likely to be missing.

It needs to be said that accepting Bitcoin payment method is not common even in package forwarding world. Take a look at the following comparisons some of the biggest package forwarding companies:

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Accepting Bitcoin payments (compared on the 2nd September 2019)

However, there is a way how to shop and pay with Bitcoin in your favorite online store even if it does not accept Bitcoin…

How to Buy (almost) Everything for Bitcoins?

Once you have enough cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin…), you can go shopping. When purchasing from the US, you can use our Shop For Me service.

What is Shop For Me Service?

Our Shop For Me service is pretty easy to explain. You just tell us what do you want to buy. Then, add enough deposit to your Planet Express account so we can buy it for you. The advantage is that you can add this credit using Bitcoin. However, our purchasing specialists order items in USD. Practically, this means that we can order almost anything for your Bitcoins.

How to Order through Shop For Me?

If you have Planet Express account already, login and go to the Shop For Me tab in the menu.

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Shop For Me tab

Click the NEW PURCHASE button.

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Shop For Me

You can add as many items as you want to your shopping list. We added only one for illustration. If the goods have more variants (like colors, memory, etc.), please, be specific:

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Shop For Me – Shopping List

Add the item by hitting the ADD NEW ITEM button.

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Shop For Me – Product Added

In the final step, you need to enter the store name and its URL, the price of the shipping from the store to your US address, and the sales tax (product price excluding tax × sales tax rate) that is collected in California. To confirm the order, press the FINISH ORDER button.

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Shop For Me – Order

Make sure you add enough deposit so we can order the goods for you. This deposit you can add with Bitcoin.

When you click on the EDIT button, you can find out how much money you need to add:

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Shop For Me – Edit

There is a price breakdown.

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Shop For Me – Overview

We are able to process your Shop For Me orders within 3 business days. It takes a few business days (depending on the delivery method) to receive the order to our warehouse. You will be notified by email when we receive your package. We can forward the package to your home address then.

How to Add Deposit Using Bitcoin?

Go to the Orders tab and click ADD DEPOSIT button.

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Adding deposit – Orders tab

Select bitpay payment method and choose the amount you want to add.

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Adding deposit – Bitcoin payment

Now you can login to your BitPay ID, or if you don’t have it, Continue as Guest.

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Adding deposit – Login

Select Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash payment.

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Adding deposit – Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash payment

Scan the QR code with your mobile device, or pay with your Wallet eventually, and finish the order.

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Adding deposit – QR code

The deposit will be added to your Planet Express account.

Do I Need to Have Bitcoins Only? What about Altcoins?

You don’t have to use Bitcoins only! Nowadays, it is beautiful how many opportunities we have. Therefore, if you own any alternative cryptocurrency (eg Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Ripple…), you can use the exchange offices for cryptocurrencies. You can simply exchange Ethereum for Bitcoin. The principle is similar to going to the exchange office to exchange USD for EUR, and other currencies.

There are hundreds of online exchange offices for cryptocurrencies, here are 3 popular:

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BKEX logo
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Which online exchange office you choose is entirely up to you. The goal is to exchange enough Altcoins for Bitcoins to pay for our services or product you wish to order through us.

Any questions?