I am currently accepting bitcoins as payment at my hotel, but I am uncertain about the payment address(es).
I prefer to avoid payment service such as BitPay and Coinbase to mention a few.
At this moment, the idea is that when a client books a room online he receives an invoice in US$ amounts by email with the payment options. In order to confirm his booking, he can then decide to pay in cash, credit/debit cards or bitcoins and replies by email or in person. In case of bitcoins, I, as the merchant, will send him an email (or inform at the reception) with the conversion rate US$/BTC and ask the client to transfer x BTC to my address.
My preference is just to show my payment address or QR code on my website, but I would like to know the following:
- Can I use the same payment address (how long?) or is it really important to create a new address for each client?
- What best practises would you recommend for a legal and transparent merchant?