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How to accept Bitcoin: PrestaShop extension2 min read

October 25, 2018 2 min read


How to accept Bitcoin: PrestaShop extension2 min read

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We’ve developed an extension so that all PrestaShop merchants can enjoy instant Bitcoin payments with a simple, easy-to-use module. Integrating OpenNode and accepting Bitcoin in your shop takes just a few steps:

  • Sign up for an account at https://opennode.com/signup
  • Generate an API Key in your OpenNode dashboard
  • Download OpenNode module here
  • Install our module in your PrestaShop store

Generate an API Key

  1. After signing up, log into the Prestashop platform
  2. Click on Settings and select the API Key tab
  3. Click on the Generate Ecommerce Key button
  4. Copy the generated API Key

You’re good to go to the next step!

Installing OpenNode as a PrestaShop extension

  1. Login to your PrestaShop admin panel and go to Modules > Modules & Services > Upload a module
  2. Find and add our module from where you saved it.
  3. Once complete a “Success” message will appear and you then click “Configure”
  4. Select the “Configure” tab and paste the previously generated API Key in the “API Key” field and click “Save”

What are the benefits of accepting Bitcoin for my store?

  • Low Fees: OpenNode offers payment processing fees which is significantly lower than most traditional payment methods.
  • Eliminate chargeback fraud. Instant Bitcoin transactions eliminate chargeback fraud from your business. Businesses on average lose 0.47% of their total revenue per year to chargeback fraud1.
  • Bitcoin is a global currency. No other currency works the way Bitcoin does. Expand your business into any country when you accept Bitcoin at your store.
  • Settle your Bitcoin in fiatWith OpenNode instant exchange, accept Bitcoin and settle it in the currency of your choice, instantly at the time of transaction.
  • Market your business as tech focused. Bitcoin is an excellent way to show your customers and the world that your business is looking to the future.
  • Attract new customers. Diversify your audience by attracting Bitcoin users as customers.

Now that you’ve set up your Prestashop extension, we’d like to welcome you to the world of instant Bitcoin payments! Stay tuned for new updates on our blog by following us on Twitter. If you need any help with set-up or exploring our features, you can reach us at our live chat box at OpenNode.com, email us at support@opennode.com, or check out our help center.

We can’t wait to see how your business grows with Bitcoin and Lightning!


  1. https://chargebacks911.com/chargeback-stats/