Accepting payments for Glassware and pipes: What was hard is easier

Great news. Glassware and pipe websites can now be set up with payment gateways that are connected to solid merchant accounts much more easily than in the recent past. We have solutions for pipe and glassware e-commerce websites that easily integrate with Shopify, WooCommerce, and nearly ALL high-risk friendly carts. This is because we are able to set you up with either Authorize.Net or NMIdepending on what is best for you, and recommend a solid, affordable merchant account too.

The back story: Glassware, pipes, and payment gateways

Many years ago setting up a payment gateway for a pipe website was not more difficult than any other common high-risk industry. About 3 years ago, that all changed. Providers became ultra-restrictive and for a while, glassware sites had almost no legitimate way to accept payments online. In late 2015 things began to improve, but still, recommending a good payment gateway set-up with stable credit card processing for glassware merchants was really, really hard. Then, last year we were introduced to some new payment providers that offered merchant accounts for glassware, pipe, and hookah merchants who were looking to accept payments. That filled a void, but it was still hard. Setup was tougher than we originally thought for merchants, and shopping cart compatibility was even tougher.

A positive trend is emerging

The market is rapidly changing, but as of now we can once again offer very widely compatible payment gateway options and integrate them with glassware friendly merchant accounts (through our vetted industry contacts.) Approvals are happening somewhat quickly, rates are reasonable for the industry and the trusted, vetted partners we are recommending have a long history in the business. It is not as easy as setting up a simple low-risk retail store, and glass merchants should plan on making at least a couple of “processor friendly” tweaks to their websites and maybe even their social media. Still, it is way easier than it has been in quite a while for glass and pipe merchants to accept credit cards. Please note, glassware and vaporizers accounts are almost always not through the same provider, and references to anything illegal on social media or elsewhere is a dealbreaker for most processors.

Looking to sell pipes or glassware online? Reach out to us right away for fast advice!

Trying to accept payments for MMJ supply, grinder or stash boxes?

We have several great contacts that can offer low-cost stable merchant accounts for the MMJ packaging, supply, grinder, and stash box merchants and these processors integrate seamlessly with highly compatible gateways making shopping cart integration easy. Contact us for an introduction and payment gateway integration support.

Pipes or dispensary supplies? One size does not fit all. Not even close.

An important note, the processors that welcome glassware are generally different than the processors who support the MMJ packaging and supply industry. We still have great contacts that can offer low-cost stable merchant accounts for the MMJ packaging, supply, grinder, and stash box merchants and others that help glass pipe and water pipe merchants, but these are separate accounts. Merchants offering both are better served completely separating the processing and only sending each processor what they want. Having two separate URLs to make it clear to the processors that the campaigns are separate is often a good idea. We offer payment gateway options that allow you to manage multiple merchant accounts from the same gateway log-in, you can read more about it here.

Contact us anytime for the latest news on the industry and for processing and gateway recommendations for MMJ supply, or glassware.

Please note

We do not offer any recommendations for products that are not legal at the federal level. Medical marijuana itself, and THC are prohibited by all of our contacts. Also, merchants should take all steps necessary to ensure that they are in compliance with all local and federal rules, in addition to any gateway or processing guidelines or terms provided by their vendors. If you are unsure about any compliance aspect of your business you should seek the counsel of a qualified attorney that understands both your industry and payment processing.