You may have heard about Shopawl.com, a drop-shipping startup that allows shoppers to make purchases with bitcoin on one of China’s biggest online shopping sites, Banggood.com. Now, the startup is also accepting Ethereum/ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), dogecoin (DOGE) and DASH with more altcoins to be added.
“We accept Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum and DASH. We will keeping adding more altcoins,” said the 19-year-old founder and CEO of Shopawl, Usama Khaled, in an email to CoinReport.
Shopawl’s teenage boss has also offered only 1% fee exclusively to the CoinReport readers who use Shopawl’s service with any of the supported digital currencies.
“Only 1% Fee for CoinReport readers only add this coupon “1CBrief” at the end of product url,” said Khaled.
Shopawl currently offers shopping with different cryptocurrencies only on Banggood.com, but the Chinese online shopping site is selling over 150,000 products too.
Bangood.com does not yet accept payments in any digital currency. Shopawl allows you to buy products on Banggood.com using any of the supported cryptocurrencies this way:
- Find the product on banggood.com and copy the URL.
- Paste the URL (adding the discount code mentioned above at the end of the URL if you want to avail the only 1% fee discount) on Shopawl.com’s homepage, in the provided field, and click “Order”.
- Login (or register first if you don’t have an account with Shopawl) to “Finalize your order” by providing your information such as your name and shipping address, selecting shipping method and choosing payment method. Finally, just submit the order.
- After receiving payment invoice in your Shopawl account (which happens in less than 24 hours), make the payment to the provided account address.
Shopawl then processes the order to Banggood.com, who ship the ordered product(s) to you directly. Shipping to some destinations, including the US, by Banggood.com is free. There are paid shipping methods also available.
A benefit to buyers, there is no minimum order requirement by Shopawl.
“No minimum order requirement because Banggood has Free Shipping on almost every cheap product. That’s the beauty of Chinese story and they have Economies of Scale,” said Khaled.
However, Shopawl makes it clear that they are not responsible for customs-related issues.
“It is duty of every citizen to pay Customs duties and taxes to their country.”
In case item(s) reaches you in damaged condition or gets lost in transit, Shopawl advises you on its TOS page to contact Banggood, who will either resend the product to you or refund you.
Banggood.com says on its website they have warehouses in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, UK and USA, with one of their two head offices being located in Park Avenue, New York, New York.
Images courtesy of Shopawl
Edit: A previous version of this article incorrectly said, in the headline as well as both inside and outside of quote in the article body, that Shopawl also accepts dashcoin (DSH), while they accept DASH. Thanks to DASH, who contacted Shopawl’s CEO, and a couple of Twitter users (฿rian and AnonUpdatesNews), who contacted the writer of this article, for pointing it out. The error is regretted.