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Receiving Bitcoin payments with Merchant tool

by Mika

Did you know that you can easily receive Bitcoin payments to your LocalBitcoins wallet by using our Merchant Invoicing-service? We have also created an API for it, as programmer you can easily use our Merchant Invoice service API to add Bitcoin as a payment method for your webstore.

Shuup is an open source eCommerce platform, but it also offers a hosted version of their product. You can either host it yourself for free or use their cloud platform to run your webstore. I have created an addon for Shuup. Using the addon you can with the click of a button start accepting Bitcoin as payment in your Shuup store.

At the moment, the cloud service version doesn't support 3rd party addons. This means that to use our addon you need to host Shuup yourself. Shuup will soon release new version of their cloud platform that includes support for 3rd party addons. When it is released early next year, starting a webstore that accepts Bitcoin as a payment method requires only few clicks. So, stay tuned.

You can find our shuup addon in action at localbitcoinsstore.com. The source code for the addon is available on github.com. As a developer by going through the code you can see how I've used our API to integrate our merchant tool service with Shuup.

To make it even easier to integrate with our API we have also created a Python library. You can either use it directly or check out the code for best practices on how to communicate wit our API.

If you have any questions or comments you can ask me anything on our forums.