BREAKING — Dell Expands Bitcoin Payments to UK and Canada
Published on February 19, 2015 at 15:35 GMT
UPDATE (19th February, 2015 17:00 GMT): Updated with comment from Dell CIO Paul Walsh.
The announcement was revealed today at eTail West, an annual e-commerce conference, during a keynote address by CIO Paul Walsh.
In remarks, Walsh suggested that the decision was prompted by customer demand and the positive feedback the company had so far received for its US offering.
“We’re hearing from our customers around the world that they want the option to use bitcoin when buying Dell products, so we are excited to deliver bitcoin as a payment method on Dell.com to our customers in Canada and the UK.”
Dell has been accepting bitcoin for purchases via its US store since July 2014. The company will continue to receive local currency from Coinbase in exchange for bitcoin orders, in this case GBP and the Canadian dollar.
Earning $56.9bn in revenue in 2013, Dell remained the largest merchant in the bitcoin space until December when it was replaced by tech giant Microsoft.
The news also follows the decision by e-commerce leader Overstock to expand its bitcoin payment option to global consumers, though it has since reported struggles encouraging international customers to use bitcoin.