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Bitcoin is back at TripleClicks!

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We are very excited today to announce that, effective immediately, we’re accepting Bitcoin again at TripleClicks!

Yes, we’re excited indeed to join thousands of other forward-thinking businesses already accepting Bitcoin, such as:

  • Microsoft
  • WordPress
  • Overstock.com
  • Subway
  • Reddit
  • Virgin Galatic
  • Intuit
  • Dish Network
  • Whole Foods
  • Expedia
  • Dell
  • Tiger Direct

Yes, like these companies and many more, we believe that there is a major transition underway.  The Internet has dramatically changed the world…and digital, decentralized currency like Bitcoin appears to be the next revolution.  SFI intends to be an active participant in this revolution (both with Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies as well)!

Nicholas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info, describes the power of Bitcoin like this:

“People everyday of their lives use email, they probably have no idea how it works under the covers, but they use it because it’s simple, free, easy, and allows them to send messages anywhere in the world for free. It’s the same thing with Bitcoin, send money anywhere in the world for free.”

And especially for SFI and its million+ affiliates all over the world, Bitcoin has the potential to be a real game-changer.  Right now, billions of people around the world cannot get a bank account and cannot make international transactions.  Bitcoin changes all this.  If you have access to the Internet, you no longer need a bank account, credit card, or other legacy payment method.  Indeed, armed with just a basic smart phone and a free Bitcoin wallet app, you’ve got everything you need to start sending and receiving money right now.  And, yes, we’ll be looking at paying out commissions in Bitcoin, too—paid instantly to your Bitcoin wallet!


Using Bitcoin at TripleClicks is EASY

To spend your Bitcoin at TripleClicks, when checking out, simply choose Bitcoin as your method of payment and follow the simple directions provided.   That’s it!

Don’t have any Bitcoin?  Learn how to get Bitcoin HERE.

Note: Using Bitcoin is 100% optional.  Just think of it as another payment option offered by TripleClicks to give our customers as many choices as possible.


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FREE BONUS TCredits when you use Bitcoin!

Yes, we’re pretty excited about making some waves with Bitcoin this year! And that’s why we’re also introducing today a new BONUS TCredits program for when you use Bitcoin.

Here’s how it works:

On any purchase of a TCD (TripleClicks Direct product) paid with Bitcoin, we will automatically deposit FREE BONUS TCredits into your TripleClicks account:

  • Receive 10 FREE TCredits ($5.90 value) with any $20 order
  • Receive 20 FREE TCredits ($9.80 value) with any $35 order
  • Receive 25 FREE TCredits ($12.25 value) with any $50 order
  • Receive 40 FREE TCredits ($19.60 value) with any $75 order
  • Receive 60 FREE TCredits ($15.20 value) with any $100 order
  • Receive 100 FREE TCredits ($32.00 value) with any $150 order
  • AND for any order of $200 or more, you’ll receive 1 FREE TCredit for every dollar spent!  Example: Place an order for $262 and you’ll receive 262 FREE TCredits ($83.84 value).

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. The bonus TCredits you receive will be based on the amount of your order paid with Bitcoin.  Example: If you pay part of your order with MRP, you will not earn Bonus TCredits on the portion paid with MRP.
  2. At this time, Bitcoin is not eligible as a payment option for Auto-Delivery orders (though we hope to add this in the future).
  3. Again, remember, ONLY orders for TripleClicks Direct products qualify for the Bonus TCredits.

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Not clear on what Bitcoin is and how it works?  Here are some informative articles for you:

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin Basics

Getting started with Bitcoin – the Internet of money

99 Major companies that accept Bitcoin

Over 100,000 places where you can spend Bitcoin (Directory)


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Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.


New policy on checks for commissions

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As this article clearly illustrates, the use of checks as a form of payment is rapidly collapsing.  For SFI, it’s a particularly poor payment method because of our vast international footprint which demands faster, cheaper, better ways to receive one’s commissions each month.  Cutting and mailing out check is also just plain inefficient and, hence, not cost effective.

So, effective today, March 1st, 2017, we will begin phasing out the use of checks for commission payments.

You may change to one of the following alternate payment options:

  • TripleClicks Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • ACH Direct Deposit (electronic deposit to your bank account, US only)

OR, you can choose to accumulate your commissions on account.  TIP: Commissions that are accumulated can be used for quick and easy purchases at TripleClicks, including all ECA products, as well as business-boosting products like S-Builder Co-op units and mighty TCredits.

Select your payment choice at:

https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/EditCommissionPaymentInfo

NOTE: If you wish to continue to have us issue you a check, you may do so, but the monthly fee will be increased, starting today, to $5.00 (and may increase further in the future) to cover our cost to manually issue and process checks.

 


Repost: ECAs…get instant payments for your orders

LocalPayLogo2If you haven’t had a chance to check out TripleClicks’ LocalPay program for ECAs, you owe it to your business to take a moment and do so NOW. In addition to bypassing international transaction “roadblocks” by conducting your transactions locally–in your own currency–with TripleClicks Members in your region, you can also get paid immediately–on the front-end–for orders you’ve fulfilled! What’s more, you can offer local pick up for your customers, eliminating bothersome shipping charges.

If you or your referred ECAs are still on the fence about applying for a LocalPay license, consider this as well: The world is going more global all the time. Thousands of current and future companies will need local fulfillment/payment/delivery services, too. By being a member of our growing network and establishing a track record now, you can position yourself to take on other future clients and create an even larger order fulfillment enterprise for yourself.

Applying for a LocalPay license via your ECA Center is quick and easy. Just scroll down to the LocalPay License(s) section, and select the link. You can also visit these three TC pages for more information:

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/TCurrencyLicense.php

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/BasicLicense.php

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/OutletLicense.php


ECAs: Get instant payments for your orders

LocalPayLogo2If you haven’t had a chance to check out TripleClicks’ LocalPay program for ECAs, you owe it to your business to take a moment and do so NOW. In addition to bypassing international transaction “roadblocks” by conducting your transactions locally–in your own currency–with TripleClicks Members in your region, you can also get paid immediately–on the front-end–for orders you’ve fulfilled! What’s more, you can offer local pick up for your customers, eliminating bothersome shipping charges.

If you or your referred ECAs are still on the fence about applying for a LocalPay license, consider this as well: The world is going more global all the time. Thousands of current and future companies will need local fulfillment/payment/delivery services, too. By being a member of our growing network and establishing a track record now, you can position yourself to take on other future clients and create an even larger order fulfillment enterprise for yourself.

Applying for a LocalPay license via your ECA Center is quick and easy. Just scroll down to the LocalPay License(s) section, and select the link. You can also visit these three TC pages for more information:

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/TCurrencyLicense.php

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/BasicLicense.php

www.tripleclicks.com/ECA/LocalPay/OutletLicense.php


Important Information About PayPal-Paid Standing Orders!!

SFI News Square IconDue to our recently updated TripleClicks billing system, all Standing Orders paid via PayPal MUST be processed through a new billing agreement. As a result, SFI Affiliates who have a Standing Order created PRIOR to October 7, 2014, AND paid through their PayPal accounts will no longer receive their 100 Bonus VP benefit for 1,500+ VP Standing Orders.

To continue to receive Standing Orders, including Bonus VP, Affiliates with pre-October 7th SOs MUST cancel their existing standing order from their own PayPal account THEN set up a new TripleClicks Standing Order (must be at least 1,500 VP to continue to receive the 100 Bonus VP).


Re-Post: ECA payment option

It’s often a frustrating reality of online commerce that access to payment options vary widely around the world. In the past, many of our ECAs were blocked from choosing to receive their sales profits through PayPal and had to wait weeks for a TC-issued check to reach them in the mail.

But with the ECA payment option, our ECAs can choose to bank their sales profits in their TC accounts–which can then be accessed as currency at TripleClicks to purchase any product or service at the store!

ECAs can select this option by:

1. Logging in to TripleClicks
2. Accessing their ECA Center
3. Selecting Edit account information
4. Clicking the Account Settings tab
5. Choosing the TripleClicks Member account option to fund their purchases

Simple!

The ECA payment option has helped to significantly speed up the time between the date of an ECA’s sale and receipt of profit, promoting ECA global growth and success at TripleClicks. What’s more, with ECAs depositing sales receipts directly into their TC member accounts, store sales will likely increase along with profits for you and your downline!

It’s truly a win-win for all!

This article was originally posted on 02/08/13.  We’ve re-posted it so it can be archived and searchable at our new blog and also so that new affiliates–who may have missed the original announcement—can learn of its availability.