Ordering from large retailers doesn’t necessarily have to involve fiat money, even when these merchants have yet to adopt crypto payments. A platform called Alagoria lets you buy items sold by Home Depot and Walmart and you can pay with decentralized currencies such as bitcoin cash.
Alagoria Gives BCH Holders Access to Major Retailers
Alagoria.com is a website that allows you to purchase products offered on Homedepot.com and Walmart.com. To do so, find an item you want to buy and then copy and paste the URL into Alagoria’s search bar. The platform will check its latest price and availability as well as the sales tax and shipping cost, before it lets you add it to the shopping cart.
At checkout you’ll be able to pay with your favorite cryptocurrency. Alagoria supports four major coins – bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin core (BTC), litecoin (LTC), and zcash (ZEC). Despite the irreversibility of crypto transactions, the company covers damages and costs resulting from purchases made with it for up to $10,000.
To shop via Alagoria you need to create an account. The website respects your privacy and requires only a valid email address and a password. Its team promises to place the order on the retailer’s website within five minutes of submission to ensure fast delivery. They will notify you as soon as the item is shipped and provide you with a tracking number. Most items are typically delivered within three to four business days. Alagoria currently ships only in the U.S.
The crypto-friendly intermediary claims you’ll be able to save around 10% by paying for your order with cryptocurrency. The platform buys discounted Home Depot and Walmart gift cards from people who don’t want or need them and uses these cards to fulfill orders placed by other customers. It pays for the gift cards in crypto.
If you need an alternative way to buy items with bitcoin cash, check out the Spend Bitcoin Cash page developed by Bitcoin.com. Use it to shop online for a variety of products or to order gift cards for major retailers including The Home Depot.
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