Canadian Jewelry Retailer Birks Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
The Birks Group is one of the oldest luxury jewelry retailers in Canada and is receiving bitcoin payments at some stores.
The company announced on Tuesday that it could partner with BitPay, a US-based Bitcoin payment processor, to make "quick, easy and secure" purchases for its customers.
Currently, eight coin-operated stores in Vancouver West Hastings, Brinkhaus Calgary, Fairview Mall, Bloor, Yorkor, Montreal, and Calgary pay a bit coin This is possible.
The brands that can be purchased through Bitcoin include Rolex, Bulgari, Cartier and Breitling. The two stores recently launched in Vancouver, Graff and Patek Philippe are expected to accommodate cryptocurrency in the near future.
Jean-Christophe Bédos, president and CEO of Birks Group, said: "As an internationally growing brand, we believe BitPay will help our customers to meet these innovative features at the forefront of technology.
The company added that BitPay is "the first major implementation" of its POS solution in Canada.
"The acquisition of Bitcoin will help Birks Group acquire high-end international customers and win new customers while providing innovative, secure payment options," said Sonny Singh, COO, BitPay's chief commercial officer. do.
Birks is the latest gem seller and allows bit coins for the product. In early 2014, REEDS Jewelers, a US-based jewelery chain, began accepting bit coins in its online market and 60 stores across the country, in partnership with Coinbase.
Last December, APMEX, one of the largest online gold dealers, received a bit coin again via BitPay. Most recently, Pennsylvania-based Marks Jewelers has partnered with e-commerce platform Shopping Cart Elite to allow encrypted payments such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etterium and Litecoin.
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