High-risk e-commerce ideas, solutions, and answers.

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Our goal:

To provide real world recommendations based on our years of experience and our large network of industry contacts and partners. If you are struggling with finding suitable solutions for your online -or brick and mortar- business because your product line is considered “high-risk,” or is on a vendor’s commonly prohibited category list, please contact us for suggestions, or even just for a little free advice. Learn more about us here.

Common high-risk e-commerce questions:

My online business is considered high-risk, and I am having trouble getting a payment gateway and credit card processing can you help me?

We have over 14 years experience in payment gateways, online software, and chargeback mitigation. We know the major players in the domestic and international credit card processing industry and can make solid recommendations even if you have been told your goods or services fall into a “prohibited category”. Just fill out the “contact us” page with a description of your product, and the challenges you have had in the past. As long as your business is legal and ethical, a trusted, independent agent will get right back to you with a high-risk friendly payment and gateway processor/merchant account suggestion that works for your industry type. We have credit card processing relationships that work with online retailers who are in the pawn shop industry or are federally licensed online and retail shooting sports dealers who sell firearms and ammunition online (e-commerce FFL’s). We have terrific tested partner that love working with websites that sell electronic cigarettes, mods, vaporizers/ e-liquids with nicotine, and have solid recommendations for online cigar and tobacco sales, weight loss, products, online beer, wine, liquor, or other alcohol sales, recurring billing clubs, travel packages, fantasy sports leagues, glass pipes, grinders,  biz-ops / business opportunity products, nutraceuticals such as male vitality and garcinia cambogia, dietary supplements, DR / direct response products, pre-paid phone cards, online dating, and MLM /multi-level marketing companies. We try to understand your business fully and often take a lot of one on one time to really dig in and help. Here is a link to some common questions and documents that often help out with the process. For a more comprehensive list of common high-risk product types, please click here, or call us, we are happy to help.

What exactly is a payment gateway?

Authorize.net, ePN, or NMI are examples of popular payment gateways. A payment gateway, in it’s simplest terms, is a software as a service (SaaS) that allows you to transmit and store sensitive credit card information in a secure environment. The payment gateway integrates with an online shopping cart or software system and transmits the transaction to your merchant account or processor. In the same way, the little black terminal at your favorite sandwich shop transmits your cardholder data when the clerk swipes (or dips in the case of EMV) your credit card through it, a payment gateway also sends your customer’s data, albeit with many more features and different security measures in place. The merchant account is your business relationship that underwrites your account and deposits the funds into your business bank account. It can get confusing, and we are happy to go over it with you in detail so please feel free to use the contact us form, or call us with questions. Also, if you are a web developer and have a client in need of assistance, please take advantage of our Just For Web Developers program where we offer free advice to web developers on e-commerce carts and software, payment gateways, chargeback mitigation, SSL certificates, and high-risk merchant account suggestions.

Do I need both a merchant account and a gateway?

Generally, to process cards online, you need payment gateway software such as Authorize.Net, ePN, or NMI and a merchant account which is the relationship that actually processes the cards and deposits the funds into your bank account. You can often go through the same original point of contact for your credit card processing and your gateway whether it be by using our recommended partners, or another provider. Getting your merchant account through one vendor, and your gateway through a source that has no relationship with your gateway or re-seller can create “he said she said” issues, additionally, it can add to your fees. It’s your choice, though, and we are happy to discuss your options.

 Why Tasker Payment Gateways?

When it comes to selecting the right payment gateway and reseller, you want to work with someone who will take the time and explain things – someone who is trying actually to help you, rather than just make a sale. We take a consultive approach and enjoy taking the time with both our new clients and potential customers. We are happy to help even if you are just checking things out, don’t know where to start, or are with someone else and not quite ready to switch. We often earn our customers business months or years after we first speak. Contact us anytime, we are always happy to help whether it be a standard gateway or a unique solution like NMI’s ATRI feature and it’s ability to manage multiple merchant accounts through one log-in.

Do I need a shopping cart to sell online?

Depending on what kind of transactions you are looking at processing through your website, a shopping cart may or may not be necessary. For people selling one item, taking donations, or selling tickets, using a “buy now” button will do what you need and save you the time, money, and effort that would normally go into configuring and maintaining a shopping cart solution. Our NMI Network Merchants gateway offering has a QuickClick feature that allows you to add multiple items to a cart and even manage basic recurring billing without any 3rd party cart. On the other hand, for a more complex online retail experience where you will have several items with varying price points, a shopping cart is probably a good choice.

Some popular e-commerce shopping cart, payment page, and CRM software solutions we regularly work with are ASecureCart, Drupal, BigCommerce, Mijireh, WHMCS, OSCommerce, Shopify, JigoShop plugin for WordPress, Wild Apricot, Cube Cart, Magento, Open Cart, Salesforce via Chargent, Virtue Mart, Wazala, Weebly, WP E-Commerce, & Zen Cart.

I am overwhelmed, where do I start?

Contact us. Don’t worry if you are “new”. Don’t worry about knowing all the jargon. We’re happy to take your questions, so give us a call or use our contact page. We can help you make the right decision for your business, translate the e-commerce gobbly gook, and help you with simple “nest steps”. Feel free to be descriptive on our contact page, it will not cut you off at 140 characters! Let us know what your challenges are, and how we can help. We will take the time, one on one to do everything we can to get you up, running, and selling online. We promise.

 

Have a question? Need general information, rates, or help with getting started? We are happy to help even if you just have a quick question about the industry - even if you are "not ready yet" - even if you just want a little free advice. We regularly earn clients' business years after we first speak. Please visit our contact us page or call us at 207-772-8737 any time.

All the best - Matt