Takealot.com, in partnership with PayFast, has revealed that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers.
According to the company, customers who wish to pay using Bitcoin will need to select “Instant EFT” as their payment method, then select the option to pay with Bitcoin, and follow the instructions to complete the transaction.
Co-CEO and CTO Willem van Biljon said, “At takealot.com we strive to be innovative and customer centric; Offering Bitcoin is another example of how we strive to achieve these ambitions.”
The launch of Bitcoin as a payment method follows quickly on the release of another new payment method by takealot.com this week, Masterpass.
According to the online retailer, Takealot.com will continue to display their products and services in South African Rand. Customers who choose to pay using Bitcoin will be shown the Bitcoin amount payable for their goods during the “Instant EFT” checkout process through PayFast , as well as the current Bitcoin/ZAR exchange rate.