Bitplaza is the words first iOS app that lets users spend bitcoin on physical goods and ships to customers worldwide. Shopping with bitcoin used to only be an idea but now it’s an actual reality.
With the Bitplaza app, you have the freedom to buy just about anything with bitcoin and a wide range of categories to choose from. You can shop for the latest products from popular brands such as Apple, Sony, Adidas, Kellogg’s, Nintendo, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, GoPro, HTC and many more.
When it comes to the user interface, the app layout is very easy to understand and simple to use, even less tech savvy people can easily navigate through the app and make a purchase with ease.
When you open the app, it takes you directly to the store where you can browse through different products and categories. There is also a drop down menu where you can find customer support or track a package or learn more about the company and its policies. Overall, the app has a very user friendly interface, smooth design, and engineering.
How it Works
Using Bitplaza to make purchases with bitcoin is a very easy process. When you first launch the app, you are taken directly to the store where you can start shopping right away without needing to go through any lengthy registration or approval process.
In the store, you will find many popular items as you would in a general consumer retail environment like Walmart or Amazon. You can add items to your cart by tapping on the “Add to cart” button underneath a product listing.
If you would like to learn more about a product, you can tap on any product in the store and you are being taken to a product listing screen with a detailed description and additional pictures of the product.
You can shop for many different products based on a selected department by tapping on “Categories” and selecting a department from the drop down menu. You can also browse for items using the keyword search feature by navigating to “Product Search”.
There you can enter a specific brand, product or relating keywords and then you are being given a list of products to choose from based on your search results. If you’re looking to get in touch with customer support, you can contact them by phone or fill out a request form in the customer support section of the app.
You can also track a package in the app by tapping on the menu and selecting “Track A Package”. There you can enter your tracking number and then are given live results of your package’s whereabouts and estimated time & date of delivery.
Checking out with bitcoin is surprisingly easy with the Bitplaza app. All you have to do is tap on “View Cart” and then “Proceed to checkout” where you can enter your shipping details. Once you enter your shipping information, you then tap on “place order” where you will be given instructions to make payment with bitcoin.
You can either take a screenshot of the QR code that’s displayed or copy & paste the wallet ID which is also displayed. When you send the exact bitcoin amount in the instructions, the system in the app automatically recognizes the payment and takes you to a confirmation screen.
After making a purchase, you also receive a confirmation email with a tracking number for the package.
- Package Tracking When you make a purchase on the Bitplaza app, you receive a tracking number which you can use to track your package on the app or the web.
- Global Shipping Bitplaza ships internationally making this unique shopping experience available all around the world especially in places where its needed most.
- Customer Support In case you are having any issues, or have some questions about the app, you can contact Bitplaza customer support as they are available to assist you with any problems without any delay.
- Security Best feature of all is Bitplaza’s dedication to privacy and security. When you use bitcoin to make a purchase, you never have to share any sensitive information like you would when making credit card transactions.
- Privacy Bitcoin transactions enable you to keep yourself and your purchases are hidden. No need to consult with a credit card company or bank.
- No Expedited Shipping If you need something delivered overnight, you are out of luck. The app only offers standard shipping which takes 3-5 business days for USA residents or up to 5-10 business days for international orders.
- No Altcoins The app only supports Bitcoin and doesn’t support any other altcoins such as Ethereum, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Cash.
- No Returns If you accidentally order the wrong item, the company policy states that you can’t exchange it or get a refund.
Bitplaza is available on Google Play & Apple App Store. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, and all Android devices.
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