If you are a first time purchaser, there are a few steps to buy nodes in Connect. But don't worry, we're happy to help!
Once you've created your Connect account and set up your Connect wallet, you're ready to start buying nodes. For more help getting started in Connect, click here.
Navigate to the "Buy Nodes" tab and select the nodes and quantities you are interested in purchasing. The Connect shopping cart currently operates using either USDC or USDT. Please note that you will still need to have a small amount of ETH in your wallet in order to pay the Gas Fee. Helpful hint: adding nodes to your cart even before payment will show you an estimate of your total, including your estimated Gas Fee.
Select "Checkout" in order to continue with your purchase.
Your pricing will be locked in place for one hour. You'll be required to accept and sign a Node Agreement for each node brand you are purchasing from. Take your time to read through the print for each node. If you are purchasing nodes from multiple brands you will be required to go through these actions multiple times. You can find a copy of the node agreements signed in your Account Settings under Order History and Order Details.
Now you will be taken to the checkout page. Here you will see the summary of your order and estimated total. You can choose to either pay through an external wallet or your Connect wallet. To pay through an external wallet, simply copy and paste your wallet address in the provided field or scan the QR code with your smartphone before verifiying the payment.
And remember, while nodes must be purchased with USDC/USDT, a small amount of ETH will still be required in order to pay the gas fee, as the transaction is taking place on the Ethereum network.
After your funds have been added, press the "Submit Order" button near the bottom of the screen to complete your purchase.
NOTE* You can purchase ETH for your Connect wallet directly from this page with SwitchPay by selecting the "Purchase USDT or ETH" option.
Next you'll be prompted to create and link an account with the brand(s) for the nodes you are purchasing. This is a MUST for your node software license to be correctly assigned, and for any blockchain rewards earned to be distributed. Creating your brand account during the purchase process from inside your Connect shopping cart will automatically link the account to Connect. If you have additional accounts that you need to link, you can find easy linking instructions here.
Now that your accounts are linked, you can complete your purchase. It usually takes less than 10 mins for the transaction to complete. Keep your payment window open and wait for the order completion message.
Congratulations! You're a node owner! Learn how to find a copy of your purchase receipt, including transaction id, wallet address and more here.
View your node license by clicking on My Connect and My Nodes. Notice the node is assigned to you, but you can see it's not yet online. In order to get your node online, you must run it using a VPS service. We recommend using Node Engine, but you can also use Vultr or Digital Ocean!
NOTE* In order to receive rewards for a brand node, you MUST have your brand wallet set up. For help setting up brand wallets, click here.