How to purchase on Strainly?

Strainly is a community marketplace that offers an optional Bitcoin payment system to safely transfer value on a peer-to-peer basis. Bitcoin is easy, fast and prevents chargebacks. In this article, we showcase the transaction workflow. SPOILER ALERT: you can even pay in BTC without ever touching BTC!

On a given listing, you can either send direct messages using the “Contact” button if you simply want to ask preliminary questions (e.g. availability), or hit the “Buy” button if you are ready to pull the trigger on the item. If you want to use our integrated payment system, learn how to pay on Strainly.

If you are ready to buy:

1. Select the needed quantity, pay attention to the shipping fees and hit “Buy”.

2. A summary of your order is presented to you. The Price corresponds to the total value of the order. Hit “Confirm”.

3. Seller now needs to Accept or Decline your purchase request.

4. Once seller accepted the transaction, you need to pay the total amount to the seller using either:
a. the “Pay order” button to pay via our secure and anonymous Bitcoin system

b. an external payment method of your choice before hitting the “Mark as paid” button

5. If choosing to pay via our integrated system, a Bitcoin invoice pops up. You can either hit the “Pay in wallet” button to open your compatible wallet app from your device (e.g. CashApp, Strike…), OR tap the QR code to copy the address and paste it in your wallet app, OR scan the QR code with a wallet app and pay.

6. Once paid, you will be returned to the transaction…

And the status will now show “Purchase paid” to both Seller and Buyer. The seller will see the amount added to their wallet balance. Seller can now ship.

7. Wait until you receive your order, inspect your item(s) upon delivery and mark the transaction as “Completed” if/when you are satisfied. You can alternatively open a dispute (it happens rarely but the feature does exist). In the absence of any dispute, the transaction will automatically be marked as “Completed” after 30 days.

Note that opening a dispute will notify the Strainly team. Your case will be reviewed and we will communicate with both parties. If our integrated payment system was used, seller can issue a full refund, which can be redeemed immediately in bitcoin (sats) by the buyer.

8. Once you’ve marked the order as “Completed”, both seller and buyer can give feedback to each other. You will receive reminders but you are indeed entitled to wait for as long as needed before giving feedback (e.g wait for germination, growth and even flowering).

48 thoughts on “How to purchase on Strainly?

  1. This is great! I needed a good place to showcase my autos, and the new Freakshow auto I’ll have in a couple of months.
    Thanks for the guidelines.

  2. This sounds way over-complicated. Are we still allowed to use alternative methods of payment? Will the transaction system still work if we’re using a different method of payment; like an in-person cash transaction?

    1. Hi Andy,
      If you decide to make payment/transactions using alternative methods, you will not be able to report a user nor to leave any feedback for a transaction. Cash transactions are the riskiest and we recommended avoiding this method.

  3. Why does it say to get strike, and then to use cashapp. Cant we just use cashapp? Totally not understanding.. several things but not finding answers

    1. Hi Yami,

      Strike is the easiest app if you haven’t used BTC before and don’t want to deal with BTC at all. It will abstract everything for you. You will simply add a USD balance to your Strike wallet, like you do with CashApp, and it will pay any BTC invoice using that USD balance.

      CashApp is a bit different. It is indeed compatible with Strainly, but you first need to convert USD into BTC to they pay on Strainly. Basically Strike removes that step to make it even easier for you.

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