High-risk payment gateways & solutions for site owners & designers

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With Tasker Payment Gateways LLC your high-risk online business will get real-world e-commerce recommendations based on our years of experience. You will have the ability to benefit directly from our vast network of payment gateways, merchant account providers, software solutions, industry contacts and vetted partners.

If you are struggling to find suitable solutions for your online –or even a brick and mortar– business because your product line is considered “high-risk,” or is on a vendor’s commonly prohibited category list, just contact us for suggestions, or even for a little free advice.

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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?

Since 2002, we have worked to help merchants like you find high-risk payment solutions. As a BBB accredited a+ rated business, we focus on payment gateways, online software, merchant account recommendations, affiliate payout systems, and chargeback mitigation.

We know the major players in the domestic and international e-commerce and 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 form above 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 gateway solution, and if needed a custom processor/merchant account recommendation 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 partners that love working with websites that sell electronic cigarettes, mods,  and vaporizers including no reserve merchant account recommendations for sites who sell e-liquids with nicotine.

We also 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 and 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 dig in and help.

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway is a software as a service (SaaS) that allows you to transmit and store sensitive credit card and personal cardholder data information in a secure environment. A payment gateway integrates with your online shopping cart or software system and sends the transaction to your merchant account or credit card processor.

In the same way that the little black terminal at your favorite sandwich shop transmits your cardholder data when the clerk swipes your credit card through it or dips it in the case of EMV, a payment gateway sends your customer’s data from your website to the credit card processing networks (albeit with many more features and different security measures in place). Authorize.net, ePN, or NMI are examples of popular payment gateways.

What is a merchant account then?

A merchant account is your business relationship that underwrites your account and deposits the funds into your business bank account.

We realize accepting payments online can get confusing, so we are happy to go over it with you in detail. Please use our contact form near the top of this page, or call us with any 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, affiliate payout options, and high-risk merchant account suggestions.

Do I need both a merchant account and a gateway?

Generally yes, 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 to 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. If you are a high-risk merchant and not particularly tech-savvy, getting your merchant account through one vendor and your gateway through a source that has no relationship with your gateway or reseller can create “he said she said” issues. Additionally, if you use the wrong partners, it can sometimes add to your fees. It’s your choice though, and we are happy to discuss all your options.

I just need a gateway only account, can you help?

Absolutely. It is one of our core services. Sometimes you may have an existing merchant account and simply need a gateway only account. We often provide gateway only accounts, especially for high-risk merchant looking to use the NMI gateway. If you need a gateway only account, we are happy to help.

Why Tasker Payment Gateways LLC?

When it comes to selecting the right high-risk friendly e-commerce solution or payment gateway, 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 making a sale. We take a consultive approach to new clients, potential customers and “not ready yet” new online businesses.

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 its ability to manage multiple merchant accounts through one log-in. You can learn more about us here.

How does the process work?

In almost every case, we are compensated by the service providers, not by you. This means we can often provide a high-level, custom e-commerce consultation at no additional cost to you or your business, as a matter of fact, our relationships and our experience will usually save you money. This is not too different from the way, for example, an independent insurance agent works. They take the time, based on their experience and resources to find the best fit for you, and are compensated by the service providers. In turn, we take the time to learn about your online business and your needs, then provide a fast, high-risk friendly, e-commerce solution based on our experience and network of e-commerce solutions.

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 usually 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 sophisticated online retail experience where you will have several items with varying price points, a shopping cart is probably a good choice.

Some common 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, Wix, WooCommerce, 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 form. We can help you make the right decision for your business, translate the e-commerce gobbledygook, and assist you with simple “next steps.” Feel free to be descriptive on our contact page; it will not cut you off at 280 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 help you get up, running, and selling online. We promise.