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Request Crypto Payments With Instant Email Billing

Last updated: February 29, 2024 4 min read

Vilius Barbaravičius

Businesses, non-profits and freelance workers now have an option to accept crypto payments via billing service.

Billing allows any business account that’s verified on CoinGate to instantly create and send reusable cryptocurrency bills via email or a link with QR code. Here’s how to verify your business account.

The solution is available to use it from the account dashboard without any coding efforts at all.

As with all other payment integration tools, instant billing allows accepting payments in over 70 cryptocurrencies with a feature to convert revenue to other coins or Euros / GBP / US dollars. 

This service also supports Lightning Network payments for Bitcoin and Litecoin, account permissions and more.

The instant email billing solution

The ability to immediately send one-time crypto invoices via email or link can be practical in many different cases. 

instant billing visualization

First off, it’s really simple–once logged in to a business account, you can start sending crypto bills immediately without spending any additional time on setup or coding. All payment details, contacts, as well as paid and unpaid bills, can be tracked on the same dashboard.

So, instead of setting up a whole payment method for one or a few clients to pay with crypto, generating one invoice to request the payment is a much more convenient approach to settle matters fast and without any inexplicable costs. 

instant billing example

Simply share a link to it, or allow CoinGate to deliver the bill via email on your behalf. Then it’s for you to decide whether you want to keep the coin as it is, convert it to fiat currency or other coins.

How to create and send instant email bills

1. Log into your CoinGate business account

Note that you have to be verified in order to use this service. Here’s how to verify your business account

2. Find the “New Instant Bill” option in the menu

When clicked, a new window will pop up where you can start building your first crypto bill. 

the exact location of billing menu on the dashboard

3. Select or add a new payer

Every time you add a new payer, it will remain in your contact list. To add a first contact, click the “Add new” button, then fill out the necessary information. 

billing option's add new payer screen

When adding a new payer, the only mandatory field is the payer’s email address, while everything else is optional to provide. You can also select whether your bill is intended for an organisation or a regular person.

the process of adding a new payer

In the menu section, payers are referred to as “Subscribers”.

4. Select or add payment details

First off, name your bill so you can distinguish it from others. Also, select whether you wish to send this bill via email or a link with QR code, specify the amount and price currency (aka currency in which the total amount is shown). 

filling out new payment details

This is the most basic bill details that you can do; however, you can click the “More details” button to get more options:

  • Set the “receive currency” settings. It determines what currency you will receive (Euros, GBP and US dollars included) once the invoice will be paid with any of 70 cryptocurrencies that it supports. 
  • Place URL to which the API callbacks will be sent in case you want to connect directly to your website’s system. 
  • Enable paid order notifications and add payment ID.  

additional information of payment details billing screen

After that, you will be ready to name the price of merchandise and quantity. Feel free to add as many items as you want by clicking “Add items”. 

5. Click the “Create a bill” button

how to create crypto bill

In the menu section, the saved payment details are referred to as “Details”. When the bill is sent, you can see the payment status under the “Payments” menu section.

Navigate to “Merchant”->”Billing” to find all menu sections dedicated to billing service.

For more in-depth information about this payment option and its technical aspects, refer to the billing API overview.

Want to jump right into it? Sign up at CoinGate to get started, or log into your account, access the business environment and go to the “Merchant”→“Billing” menu section. 

Written by:

Vilius Barbaravičius

Vilius is a seasoned copywriter and bitcoin enthusiast specializing in blockchain and cryptocurrency topics. He's been with CoinGate since 2018, writing blogs, social media content, sales materials, newsletters, FAQs, and more. He's relentless in pursuing knowledge and a better understanding of the crypto industry, which helps him create meaningful and engaging content every day.