After nearly six months, the time has finally come for Oregon Scientific, the global lifestyle consumer electronics brand, to accept Bitcoin as payment for products on their US online store. The company made its initial announcement in mid-January for its plans to offer bitcoin payment support, and the wait is finally over. The company made the announcement in an official press release last week, stating that “we are not only pioneering on our products, but also on the way we serve our customers.” For consumers looking for lifestyle products, the wait is over. The company is finally prepared to accept the digital currency in exchange for a variety of products.
Founded in 1989, Oregon Scientific has since invested heavily on research and development, becoming the go-to provider for all lifestyle improving technologies. The company was established in Portland, Oregon and currently has 16 marketing and distribution offices throughout the globe, in addition to various manufacturing facilities. Operationally, the idea of bitcoin and its global capabilities make complete sense. The team at Oregon Scientific continue to follow their five key standards that were developed over 25 years ago: creativity, intelligence, harmonious-design, user-friendly function and dependability. By accepting Bitcoin, the company can capitalize on the opportunities of creating new customers and bringing their lifestyle technology to people who want to live more efficiently.
Oregon Scientific provides a wide range of consumer technology including weather stations, digital and atomic clocks, sports electronics, and mobile and bluetooth accessories, in addition to health and wellness products, all designed to make your life easier. Although bitcoin support is currently limited to the US e-store, the company provides technology to over 35 major countries and because of this, their support of bitcoin will enable Oregon Scientific to accept payments at a global scale.
When Oregon Scientific made its first bitcoin announcement in January, the initial plan was to launch in Q2 of 2014, but due to positive response, they planned the launch for in little as five weeks. However, it seems that the company followed its Q2 timeframe in order to make sure that the development of the new Bitcoin store was not rushed. Oregon Scientific will be using BitPay to process payments on the e-commerce site and have already seen increased traffic and sales.
The decision to provide bitcoin support was sparked from CEO Dr. Raymond Chan’s progressive vision in addition to the digital currency’s strong media presence in the past year. “Oregon Scientific is always looking for innovation and ways to connect with consumers,” stated Guillermo Ginesta, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Assistant Manager. “The goal is to provide a real life alternative for people to actually use Bitcoin.”
With the launch of Oregon Scientific’s bitcoin store, the company aims to help bring bitcoin to the common consumer and grow the entire community. Much like what Bitcoin does for businesses and individuals, the company’s products provide useful innovation through technology, with a focus on taking the hassle out of everyday life.
“Bitcoin is right here, right now. Our company is excited to offer customers the opportunity to engage with our brand while using the Bitcoin currency to make purchases on our dedicated Bitcoin website,” said Ryan Else, North American General Manager of Oregon Scientific.
Visit Oregon Scientific’s newly launched store.