Cryptocurrency right now is kind of like the internet in 1991. You’re probably not really sure what it is or how it works, but soon it will likely become commonplace in our society. This week Camping World, America’s largest retailer of RVs, announced it would start accepting cryptocurrencies as payment for RV purchases through a new partnership with BitPay, a cryptocurrency patent service provider.
Camping World will be accepting Ethereum, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies through a range of digital wallets. At first, the program will only launch in the Chicago and Kenosha locations, but will eventually expand to all locations that sell RVs, as well as the company’s e-commerce platforms this summer.
In a press release, Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World, said, “As the industry leader, we have a responsibility to adapt to new preferences and elevate the customer experience, whether through the products and services we offer or in the ways we interact and transact with the customer. Accepting cryptocurrency is simply another part of our vision to make RV-ing easy in an increasingly digital world.”
The announcement also follows Camping World’s commitment to developing a platform for paperless, online RV purchases.