Spendabit is proud to announce the launch of our most requested feature to date, Region Support (aka, “Localization”) — just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Why Region Support
What is Region Support and why might you use it?
With Region Support, Spendabit now aggregates products from across the globe and provides users the ability to narrow search results by country. This makes Spendabit useful to a much broader audience, and means we can include merchants from the other side of the world — say Australia, China, or Africa — without degrading the quality of search results for users in North America, and vice versa.
As an example, suppose you live in Australia and you're looking to buy some new furniture with Bitcoin — a couch or a dining table. It's unlikely you'd want to ship such a large item from the United States, so targeting in on products in your country provides a much more sensible set of search results.
And even in the case of smaller goods, shipping across borders can often be impractical due to excessive shipping charges — sometimes even impossible thanks to trade and importation restrictions.
To use Region Support, simply start a new Spendabit search and select your region from the drop-down menu in the filters section on the left:
Whereas Bitcoin is a worldwide phenomenon, we fully intend to support every country on the globe; however, we are launching with support for three regions — the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. We intend to expand support rapidly to other countries (especially those with thriving Bitcoin activity) though.
But for that we need your help. We need Bitcoiners from across the globe to help us decide which regions we should tackle next! If you have a few seconds tell us where you live and/or where you think we should focus next. Additionally, you can leave the names of Bitcoin-accepting merchants in your country that you'd like to see on Spendabit (in the ‘Comments’ field) and provide other feedback.
What is Spendabit?
Spendabit is a “Bitcoin Product Search Engine”. It helps shoppers find products available from Bitcoin-accepting merchants across the globe. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have further feedback, questions, or just want to say hi.