The answer is yes

One question we have heard a lot over the past few years is “Does Authorize.Net allow gun sales or not?” There is some positive news on this front for online FFL dealers. The answer is yes, as long as you know enough to pair it with an FFL friendly merchant account. Contact us anytime for FFL friendly credit card processing recommendations.

How we got here

To give you some background, before last year Authorize.Net was the “go to” gateway for online firearms sales, then due to a much-publicized update to their terms they stopped boarding new e-commerce firearms dealers and stopped service to many others. Some of the dealers affected were large enough to make waves nationwide on such media outlets as The Washington Times Opinion page, and the This caused an awful lot of confusion and turmoil in the industry; picture being a small FFL dealer who recently gets their online shooting sports website up and running only to find out after you are set up you need a new gateway…..and that your cart does not support many FFL friendly gateways? During this time through our sales partnership with PAI -now Clearent, and other leaders in the American FFL friendly merchant account business, we have been holding people’s hands, walking them through the options and recommending FFL friendly payment gateways such as NMI, PayTrace, Plug’nPay and most of all eProcessing Network. (eProcessing Network works out very well for a lot of folks due to its compatibility with Gun Broker and Gun Auction.)

Read it yourself

A review of Authorize.Net’s current terms and conditions  and their service agreement shows that there is no longer any mention of guns, firearms or weapons of any kind. As reported by the NSSF reached out to Authorize.Net directly and based on their outreach the terms and conditions were amended. We have confirmed it on our end, and through our partners have begun assisting online FFL dealers with new Authorize.Net gun friendly accounts.

It is important to note though, that you need to have the Authorize.Net account set up with an FFL friendly processors too. Authorize.Net works with literally hundreds of processors, and most are not gun friendly. Contact us anytime for a recommendation and we can help you get set up, and accepting cards right away.