How to accept Bitcoin: OpenCart extension3 min read
We’ve developed an extension so that all OpenCart merchants can enjoy our latest services with a simple, easy-to-use module. Integrating OpenNode and accepting Bitcoin in your shop takes just a few steps:
- Sign up for an account at https://opennode.co/signup
- Generate an API Key in your OpenNode dashboard
- Download OpenNode extension here
- Install our extension in your OpenCart store
Generate an API Key
- After signing up, log into the platform
- Click on Settings and select the API Key tab
- Click on the Generate Ecommerce Key button
- Copy the generated API Key
You’re good to go to the next step!
Installing OpenNode as an OpenCart Extension
- Login to your OpenCart admin panel and go to Extensions > Installer
- Find and add our extension from where you saved it. (opennode-opencart.ocmod.zip)
- Go to Extensions > Extensions and from the dropdown choose Payments. Find OpenNode and click on the install button.
- In the same list, find OpeNode and click on the Editbutton.
- Enable the payment method and paste the previously generated API Key in the “API Key” field and click “Save”
What are the benefits of accepting Bitcoin for my store?
- OpenNode charges a flat 1% for all incoming Bitcoin transactions. Our low fees mean that you increase your profit margin on each item sold with Bitcoin.
- Eliminate chargeback fraud. Instant Bitcoin transactions eliminate chargeback fraud from your business. Businesses on average lose 0.47% of their total revenue per year to chargeback fraud1.
- Bitcoin is a global currency. No other currency works the way Bitcoin does. Expand your business into any country when you accept Bitcoin at your store.
- Settle your Bitcoin in fiat. With OpenNode instant exchange, accept Bitcoin and settle it in the currency of your choice, instantly at the time of transaction.
- Market your business as tech focused. Bitcoin is an excellent way to show your customers and the world that your business is looking to the future.
- Attract new customers. Diversify your audience by attracting Bitcoin users as customers.
Now that you’ve set up your OpenCart extension, we’d like to welcome you to the world of instant Bitcoin payments! Stay tuned for new updates on our blog by following us on Twitter. If you need any help with set-up or exploring our features, you can reach us at our live chat box at OpenNode.co, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our help center.
We can’t wait to see how your business grows with Bitcoin and Lightning!