The adoption of cryptocurrencies in the United States continues with convenience store chain Sheetz revealing that customers can now pay for goods and services with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Pay with Bitcoin
The past few months have been characterized by more companies and retail outlets adopting cryptocurrencies as payment options for their goods and services. The trend has continued as the cryptocurrency market continues to grow.
American convenience store chain Sheetz announced yesterday that it now accepts Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) as payment for goods and services. The crypto payment options are available in over 600 Sheetz outlets across Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
“Sheetz, a major Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain, today announced it would be enabling digital currency payments via Flexa, the leading pure-digital payments network, to provide customers with the ability to pay for items inside the store or fill up their cars, trucks, and RVs at the pump using digital currencies like bitcoin, ether, litecoin, dogecoin, and more,” the company said in its press release.
Linda Smith, Payments Manager for Sheetz, said the addition of the cryptocurrency payment options is to create convenience for their customers. “We are constantly innovating and exploring new offerings to truly give our customers what they want, when they want it, 24/7/365 — that includes accepting many forms of payment. We’re very excited to be working with Flexa to roll out support for cryptocurrencies and other types of digital assets at our stores,” she added.
Companies are responding to customer requests
An increasing number of companies and retail outlets are responding to customer requests by providing them with cryptocurrency payment options. A MasterCard survey published earlier this month revealed that 40% of respondents plan to use cryptocurrencies for payments within 2022. MasterCard polled more than 15,500 people across 18 countries in this survey.
The survey showed that millennials are more engaged in cryptocurrencies, with 67% of the respondents open to using cryptocurrency for their financial activities. The growing demands from customers have seen several companies adopt crypto payment options. Furthermore, several leading financial institutions and banks in the US and other parts of the world are now offering cryptocurrency services to their clients.