Cryptocurrencies have consistently piqued the interest of investors. Despite a recent market meltdown and government crackdowns in some countries, they are slowly but steadily gaining acceptability among businesses looking to get into the fast-growing market of digital coin users.
During the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, pet-care businesses took a blow as most individuals stayed at home or opted to take their pets for a walk on their own. As a result, many businesses transitioned quickly to a more sustainable business strategy. They began focusing more on delivery and offering online assistance after using digital payment technologies.
Wag!, the #1 pet services platform said that it has started taking cryptocurrencies through BitPay, including Dogecoin.
Wag! revealed the “important news” in a tweet.
Pet Owners may now buy Wag! Credits using cryptocurrency which could be used to pay for the on-demand dog walks, night-time care, pet training, veterinarian consultation, and any other Wag! Platform service. Wag! has collaborated with Greater Good Charities to contribute a percentage of the revenues from each crypto trade to carbon offsetting environment projects, in keeping with the DOGE community’s philosophy of #DoOnlyGoodEveryday.
“In today’s world, that includes accepting many forms of payments, and we’re very excited to have integrated crypto into the Wag! platform to make it easier for people to pay however they please,” remarked Garrett Smallwood, Wag! CEO. “Plus, how could we not accept Dogecoin as a form of payment?” says the CEO. After months of engaging with the cryptocurrency community on social media, the firm discovered a definite desire for this method of payment.
“Wag! will accept cryptocurrency supported by BitPay in exchange for credits, which can also be gifted to other Wag!” was mailed to the members
“As crypto increasingly becomes a preferred way to pay across the world, forward-thinking companies like Wag! are realizing how important it is to accept this form of payment,” commented Sonny Singh, a chief commercial officer of BitPay. “Crypto is a $2 trillion industry that’s all about creating an open financial system in the world, and Wag! will benefit greatly from enabling its users to participate in the future of payments through a consumer-driven initiative.”
BitPay tweeted to welcome Wag! to the realm of cryptocurrencies, saying, “Pet Parents can use cryptocurrency to purchase @WagWalking, including #dogecoin of course!”
What is Wag!
Wag!, the on-demand dog walking app, was launched in 2015 and is currently accessible in 50 states and over 4,600 cities in the USA. With quick access to skilled and vetted dog walkers, pet sitters, trainers, veterinarian services, and boarding hosts in local areas, the mobile app provides pet owners greater freedom in managing their daily lives. Services are covered and backed by a specialized Customer Experience staff that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wag! gives a percentage of the revenues from the walk to GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank, which has supplied over 11 million meals to shelter dogs across the United States.