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Using Shapeshift to Pay with Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash, Monero and More

Shapeshift on Coincards.ca

Many of our clients support the growing crypto-economy in different ways and hold a variety of different Altcoins including Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash, Monero and many more. While building the ability to accept all these coins directly is not possible at this time, we do have a very easy to use shapeshift integration built in. Using Shapeshift.io allows you to quickly exchange over 40+ coins into any of the 3 built-in coins Coincards.ca accepts natively.

To help guide users through the checkout experience with Altcoins using Shapeshift, we have written this small guide:

  1. Select the cards which you are wishing to purchase and add those cards to your shopping cart, much like most online stores.
  2. You will be presented with an invoice generated by Coincards.ca’s BTCPay server with BTC, LTC and Dogecoin. Select the conversions tab while on any of these coins.conversions tab
  3. While on the conversions tab, Click the Shapeshift “Pay with Altcoins” button”.pay with altcoins
  4. You will then be presented with a popup window directly from Shapeshift.io. In this window, you will have the option to select your coin you wish to spend (Outlined in Red), The amount required for you to send will automatically populate. You will also see Coincards.ca invoiced amount, Coincards.ca Destination address and exchange rates in the lower portion of the screen. (Outlined in Green).We also recommend filling our the Return Address and Email for Receipt address fields, as Shapeshift payments sometimes fail and this will make it easier to recover funds in these cases.shifty page
  5. Once you submit the request to Shapeshift, you will be presenting with the final total to send, and the address to send it to listed in the coin you are choosing to spend. Proceed with the payment through your favourite wallet in the usual manner.
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  6. Once your payment has been received by Shapeshift, they will exchange your funds and pay your invoice. You will receive a confirmation email from Coincards.ca to let you know that payment has been received and we are awaiting the needed confirmations to process your order.

And that is all there is to it! Using Shapeshift on Coincards.ca is very easy and allows you to spend a wide variety of cryptocurrencies on our services while allowing Coincards.ca to focus on developing our services and offerings.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about using Shapeshift, we would love to hear from you! Please open a support ticket here: https://coincards.ca/contact-us/

Things to note about Shapeshift:
- Shapeshift often takes 30+ Minutes to complete a transfer. Coincards.ca will make every effort to mark all orders received after the 30 minute mark as Confirmed whenever possible.
- Shapeshift does sometimes fail to make a match. It is recommended to give shapeshift a return address upon checkout. 
- Coincards.ca does not take responsibility for Shapeshift's transaction status. Shapeshift integration is meant as a convenience and is not a service provided by Coincards.ca