United Pharmacies has joined the list of retailing outlets that accept bitcoin as a form of payment.
United Pharmacies sells drugs whose order for personal use is legal in most countries including the U.S. and the U.K. It is offering a 10 percent discount on orders made with bitcoin as part of its celebration of the launch of this new payment method.
According to its website, it has been operating for over five years and ships over 100,000 orders annually.
The addition of bitcoin as a method of payment serves the online drugstore right in two ways. It will make it easy for users to obtain a wide variety of commonly prescribed medications. It will also help regarding anonymity as it is committed to protecting its customers’ privacy.
United Pharmacies added that it is always striving to take all measures necessary to protect their personal information. Bitcoin use will make it easier to protect its customers’ information.
United Pharmacies stated on its website that:
All order details remain confidential and deliveries are discreetly packaged in cardboard boxes with no markings regarding “medication” or “pharmacy.”
To use bitcoin on the website, the customer needs to first have a wallet set up to store bitcoins. The wallet would also be used to gain access to a bitcoin buying platform. This would be after the amount of bitcoin needed for the order has been confirmed to the customer by United Pharmacies via email.
The process will make the customer hold the bitcoins for a short period. It will also protect against potential bitcoin wallet security issues before the purchase through United Pharmacies bitcoin wallet address.
United Pharmacies will acknowledge the payment immediately and ship out the order based on the order number sent as the note or message with the bitcoin transfer.
The pharmacy has guaranteed refund and replacement policies and all prices listed on its website are in U.S. dollars.
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