Add Dell to the growing list of major retailers now accepting Bitcoins. The computer maker announced the addition of Bitcoins as a method of payment on Dell.com for customers in the US as part of what they're calling a pilot program.
In a blog post on the matter, Dell said they were able to implement Bitcoin payment in just 14 days. They also become the largest e-commerce merchant to accept Bitcoin with nearly $60 billion in annual sales.
As we've seen from other retailers, the PC maker is using Coinbase as their payment processor. When you’re ready to make a purchase, just add your items to your cart as usual, fill out your shipping details and choose Bitcoin as your payment method.
When you submit your order, you’ll be taken to Coinbase.com to complete the purchase at which time you'll be able to pay directly from your digital wallet or by scanning the QR code with your smartphone. Alternately, you can send a payment directly to Dell using a Coinbase account if you have one.
As part of the announcement, Dell will soon launch a promotion in which customers can save 10 percent off a new Alienware system purchase (up to $150 limit) when checking out with Bitcoins. Interested parties are encouraged to keep an eye on Dell.com/bitcoin for more information.
Dell joins major retailers Dish Network, Expedia, Newegg, Overstock and Tiger Direct in accepting Bitcoins as a method of payment. Amazon is still holding out although I suspect it's only a matter of time before Bezos and company warm up to cryptocurrency.