AutoPartsWay, a New York, N.Y.-based auto parts e-commerce retailer serving the U.S. and Canada, has become the first major auto parts online retailer to accept payment in bitcoin. The announcement marks another major retailer that accepts bitcoin, supporting the use of bitcoin as a currency for consumer purchases. The company offers a large selection of exterior, interior, engine, AC, brakes, and other parts for vehicles.
The company has opted to accept bitcoin in response to customer requests, according to its website. Users can now utilize both traditional payment methods (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Paypal) in addition to bitcoin. “AutoPartsWay is always listening to consumers and is focused on delivering the best user experience,” the website noted.
The company said its decision to accept bitcoin places it with some of the biggest names in retail, including Zappos, Amazon, CVS, and even the auto maker Tesla.
“AutoPartsWay is leading the auto parts industry with their decision to recognize the bitcoin form of payment to help facilitate more transactions,” the company stated. “The ability to facilitate transactions at fast speeds and with easy payment options is another sure way the AutoPartsWay believes is the best way to treat customers.”
The e-commerce website allows customers to search thousands of parts for almost every imaginable vehicle on the road. A customer can shop for an exhaust system for their Toyota, brakes for their Honda, lights for their Nissan, or any other combination of parts and vehicle make and model needed.
AutoPartsWay offers free shipping for orders over $100 in the U.S. and serves both the U.S. and Canada.
Many auto part stores accept bitcoin payment, an Internet search indicates. However, these are mostly not e-commerce retailers that deliver parts to customers.
There are several automotive parts e-commerce retailers, but none besides AutoPartsWay accepts bitcoin, according to a recent Internet search.
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According to bitcoinvalues.net, which tracks businesses that accept bitcoin, Tesla is the largest automotive company that accepts bitcoin.
Sears and Kmart are general merchandise retailers that allow bitcoin payments and sell some automotive products. Sears carries auto parts, although the selection is limited compared to auto parts stores.
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