I have 3 simple steps that anyone can follow to drive merchant adoption of ZEC.
I followed the exact steps a while back and it took me 2 days in emails and a couple of phone calls to onboard 22 merchants here in Greece.
Visit https://paywithz.cash and scroll down to the “Greece” section. Not bad for 2 days work.
I would urge anyone wishing to increase adoption to follow the same (or similar) steps. It’s a win for everybody.
- Visit https://coinmap.org/view/#/world (there are other sites with similar functionality, use the one you like).
- Contact each merchant and ask them if they are accepting Zcash. You will be surprised to find that some accept it already but are lazy to advertise it. If they are not, ask them if they are willing to accept it. You will also be surprised to find that most of them will have no problem accepting it. Since they already accept BTC, BCH or other coins, it means they have a wallet solution set up already. In my experience, most of them use multi-asset mobile wallets like Coinomi and it’s super easy to accept anything. It costs them nothing and they can only win by accepting more customers. Don’t try to shill Zcash. Most merchants won’t care and there is no point to try and sell them about privacy. They just want more customers. Actually, if you try and shill them Zcash, there is a chance that they will not want to accept it because they would think that you are trying to get some direct personal gain out of it. Be plain and simple. Don’t try to market anything. If they don’t want, don’t insist. I actually had a case where they didn’t want to accept it. I thanked them for their time and the next day they got back to me and said they changed their mind.
- When you have someone onboarded, contact @_eric so he can add it at https://paywithz.cash and myself @rex4539 so I can add it at https://www.zcashcommunity.com/pay-with-zcash/
While this is a call for all community members, it is also a call for the ECC and ZF. If I could do it that easily, I could imagine what you could do with your resources. @joshs @elenita @acityinohio @sonya