To apply for a BitPay merchant account, submit an application to https://bitpay.com/dashboard/signup. After you verify your email, you will be able to log in to your merchant account.
The first step is to provide the name of your business or organization, your login email address, your name, and your organization’s country of residence.
After you click Create Account, the next page with show you what steps you need to complete to set up your merchant account.
Check your email for a message with subject line “Please Confirm Your Email”. The verification email will look like this:
Click the button that says Confirm Email or go to the link at the bottom of the email. When you click either of these, you will be taken to the Get Started page. This time click Get Verified.
In the form that follows, please provide the following required information:
- Legal business name (This is displayed to customers when viewing your account’s invoices.)
- Industry of your business
- Business address
- Phone number for the person managing the merchant account
- Business website (This will direct customers back to your website from the invoice depending on your implementation.)
- Beneficial owner
Please ensure the information you provide is correct, as you will not be able to change it later.
After you have completed the form, click Verify.
The last step of setting up your merchant account is to enter your settlement preferences.
Click Add Settlement Information.
Click Add Settlement Currency.
You can choose to receive your settlement in 100% fiat, 100% cryptocurrency, or a combination of one fiat currency and one cryptocurrency. (What are my options for settlement?)
Select your preferred currency and choose your bank country.
Then fill in the required details based on the currency and country of your bank.
When you’re finished getting started with your BitPay merchant account, you should receive an email letting you know your merchant account is approved for Tier 0. (When will my merchant account be approved?) If you do not get this email within 24 hours (and you've checked your spam and junk folders), please submit a request.