Over 12 cryptocurrencies and 111 outlets
In five of its shops in the United States, Gucci will begin selling. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and Las Vegas, the first Gucci goods are available. The brand then aims to open all 111 stores throughout North America.
It’s good news for the cryptocurrency market that payment options are becoming more widespread. Vogue, a fashion magazine, has stated that the shop will take over 12 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Wrapped Bitcoin, Litecoin, Shiba Inu Dogecoin, and five US dollar-pegged stablecoins. What exactly does this mean?
Customers that wish to pay with crypto in the store will be sent an email with a QR code. This enables them to pay using their digital wallet.
Employees will receive training and enlightenment on NFTs, Web3, and cryptocurrencies in preparation for the launch, according to Vogue.
Also, if you want to buy a Gucci product for $1,000, you can now pay with 10 Bitcoin or 100 Ethereum.
The Gucci store will automatically convert the currency into US dollars. So if Bitcoin rises in value, you get your Gucci products for less. Of course, it can also happen the other way around.
Finding Gucci in the metaverse
Because Gucci is so occupied with these projects, it’s also essential. In 2022, the fashion house debuted two NFT collections and following that.
Gucci has expanded into Web 3 by acquiring real estate in The Sandbox’s virtual reality world. They are not afraid to fully embrace this new realm of possibilities.
“Our goal at Gucci is always to embrace new technologies as soon as they may provide a superior experience for our customers,” says CEO Marco Bizzarri.
“Now that we are able to link bitcoin transactions directly into our payment system, it’s only appropriate that; we give our clients the option of utilizing this technology.”
Bitcoin as payment, the journey so far
Gucci is certainly not the only big name that shows interest in the world of cryptocurrency. Last week it became known that Louis Vuitton will also start selling an NFT collection soon.
Hermès and Balenciaga are already following Gucci’s lead by allowing customers to pay with Bitcoin. And it is not only in the fashion industry that we see an increase in cryptocurrency adoption.
Earlier this week, Tesla announced that they had invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and would start accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for their cars.
Gucci’s move to accept Bitcoin payments is yet another sign that cryptocurrency is here to stay. And that its use is only going to become more widespread.
Gucci is just the latest in a long line of companies that are embracing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
What remains to be seen is how long it will take for this trend to catch on with the general public. For now, it seems that Gucci’s target market is the early adopter; who is willing to pay a premium for the privilege of using Bitcoin.
Gucci is not the only company to accept Bitcoin payments. Overstock.com was one of the first major retailers to do so, and they have been followed by many others.
What Gucci brings to the table is a certain level of luxury and exclusivity that will no doubt appeal to those who are looking to spend their Bitcoin.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months and years. Gucci is a major player in the fashion world.
And their decision to accept Bitcoin could have a ripple effect throughout the industry. Only time will tell whether or not this is a passing fad or the beginning of a new era.