How to become a Hive Merchant and start accepting HIVE and HBD (Hive Backed-Dollar) payments at your business.
1) Create a HIVE Account
To accept HIVE, you will need a HIVE blockchain account. If you do not have one, you can register an account here.
- Joining Hive is simple but “you’ll probably feel lost & confused.” The Hive Guide for Beginners answers the questions you may have.
2) Accept Payments
Once you have an account, you can start accepting HIVE and HBD as payment by instructing your customers to transfer tokens to your wallet.
ie. “To book this room using HIVE, please send $150 worth of HIVE or HBD to @myaccount.”
If you own a store, bar or restaurant we recommend printing QR-sheets linked to your HIVE username or blog. Patrons can scan your QR code to ensure correct spelling of your username. You can generate a printer-friendly QR code at qr-code-generator.com
Adding Pay with Hive Buttons to your website is convenient for online shoppers. They take a few minutes to setup and can be generated using the payment form builder at HivePay.io.
4) Promote your Business to the Hive Community
Once you are accepting HIVE, promote your business to the HIVE community. A great way to start is with an #introduceyourself post blogging about what you have to offer.
5) Promote Hive in Your Community
Proudly display an “Accepting HIVE” banner on your website, in your office or at the checkout counter. Consider discounts for your most frequent customers, you can also reward them for blogging about your service.
- ie. “Post a great review on peakd.com and I’ll take 5% off your next booking!”
Hive Merchant Tools
A secure and open source wallet for the Hive blockchain (iOS and Android).
Setup your own online store that accepts HIVE and HBD.
Shopping Cart Integration (Online Payments)
If you would like to integrate HIVE payments into an online shopping cart, plugins are available for WordPress, Shopify and more. You can also use the open-source plugin for accepting HIVE in WooCommerce.