Sunday, March 23, 2014

Zinc on Newegg and Best Buy

We're excited to announce that Zinc now supports two of our most requested retailers: Best Buy and Newegg. This means you can now get the same savings you know and love on Best Buy and Newegg. Not only that, but there is now—for the first time—a seamless solution to pay with Bitcoin and Dwolla at these two amazing retailers.

Look for our button on the checkout page on Newegg:

And on Best Buy:

Which retailers should we support next?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Savings on Firefox, Safari, and Beyond

One of the most popular requests we've gotten has been for Zinc Save support on other browsers outside of just Google Chrome.

We're excited to announce that you can now save on any browser with our bookmarklet. Using it is super simple:
  1. Make sure your bookmarks bar is visible (Instructions for Firefox and Safari)
  2. Drag this bookmarklet link into the bookmarks bar: Zinc Save
  3. Next time you are on the last page of checkout for one of our supported retailers, just click the "Zinc Save" link in your bookmarks bar to see your savings and check out with Zinc!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Seamless Way to Buy with Bitcoin

Do you have bitcoins? Do you want stuff? We have a solution.

Too few online retailers accept bitcoin. And while there have been plenty of attempts to fix that, in our experience they're either too complicated to use, support a tiny range of products (e.g. only gift cards), or just kind of suck.

Starting today, due to popular demand, Zinc Save users can pay with bitcoin at any of our supported retailers. You can now effortlessly purchase products from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Macy's using bitcoin.

How does it work? 
After you click the "Buy with Zinc" button on a retailer's checkout page, you are redirected to our website, where you can select to pay with bitcoin. You can use either your Coinbase account or send the payment directly to a bitcoin address. After the transaction is confirmed, your order is placed with Zinc Save. There's no intermediate step of purchasing a gift cardjust pay bitcoin and receive your item.

How much does it cost?
Some people think that a bitcoin purchasing service should charge a fee. We don't agree. We've decided to start by charging zero fees for payment with bitcoin. But we've gone even further by still providing full Zinc Save cost savings on every single bitcoin order. This means that paying with bitcoin at popular online retailers is now cheaper than free.

If you haven't already, install our chrome extension and start spending some coin, or visit our website to learn more!

More information on Business Insider and Lifehacker.