Bitcoin payments now available on precious metals dealer APMEX

Oklahoma City-based APMEX, the largest precious metals e-retailer in the U.S., boasting over $7.75 billion in transactions announced they have integrated BitPay into their website, allowing the company to now accept bitcoin.

Customers can now check out using bitcoin from any desktop or mobile device, using any bitcoin wallet. Also, for a limited time, all bitcoin orders are eligible for a 4% cash discount, similar to orders paid by check or bank wire.

The integration was done in partnership with bitcoin payment company BitPay.

“The APMEX customer experience is always a priority for us and accepting bitcoin seemed to be a natural implementation,” APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said. “Bitcoin purchases are becoming more prevalent in the precious metals industry and we wanted to ensure our customers can shop how they want and have the best experience possible.”

Additionally, all eligible bitcoin orders will be processed and shipped within one business day of payment’s clearing and processing (domestic orders only).