A magazine out of the Netherlands published an article today featuring words from CEO Jitse Groen of www.takeaway.com. Takeaway.com is a European service that allows users to order food, kebabs included, and have it delivered to their doorstep. They accept many different types of payments and Bitcoin is just another one in their arsenal.
At least, that’s how it is to CEO Jitse Groen. He notes that Bitcoin has led to an increase in the sales that his website sees in comparison with iDEAL, another payment processor in Groen’s arsenal. The difference in sales was over ten fold.. Bitcoin is clearly the most popular alternative method of payment around the world, which is good because Takeaway serves NL, BE, DE, FR, AT, CH, and even VN.
Being able to order food and pay with Bitcoin is one of the biggest in-your-face refutations of criticisms regarding Bitcoin hoarding. I know for a fact that Bitcoin will be worth more next year than it is today, relatively certain it will be worth more next week than it is today. However, between then and now I still need to eat!
CEO Jitse Groen seems very intrigued by Bitcoin as a payment method and as a businessman it is good to see him adopting a clear money-maker. Based on the current trends, there is no reason why Takeaway.com might not accept Litecoin or Primecoin some time in the future.
To see discussion of the translated article on reddit, click here.
Last modified: December 19, 2013 19:52 UTC