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Authorize.Net – high-risk payment gateways and merchant account recommendations

A+ rated and BBB accredited, Tasker Payment Gateways LLC helps website owners sell regulated products online using high-risk Authorize.Net accounts catered to their exact products and services.

We are paid by the credit card processors and independent agents we work with in exchange for bringing them qualified clients. This allows us to provide advice and expertise to website owners and developers free of charge.

* Please check out our Shopify AuthorizeNet compatibility updates page for the most current information on using Authorize.Net to connect to Shopify.

Not all Authorize.Net gateways are capable of high-risk credit card transactions

At its heart, an Authorize.Net payment gateway is just software.

In order to accept credit cards, all Authorize.Net payment gateway accounts are connected to a merchant account on the back end. For low-risk website owners, this is seamless. For websites that sell high-risk products and services, choosing and connecting the right credit card processor requires experience and expertise.

This second piece, the merchant account, is critical when determining if an Authorize.Net payment gateway can process high-risk transactions for regulated businesses like CBD, glass pipes, bongs, premium cigars, or tactical items.

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When you set up high-risk payment processing, one-on-one advice makes a difference

A high-risk Authorize.Net payment gateway requires careful set-up and experienced guidance during the application process. This added care helps to ensure that your online business avoids frozen deposits and credit card processing shutdowns.

When you contact Tasker Payment Gateways LLC for help, a dedicated, one-on-one, independent agent will carefully review your website or business idea and align you with a merchant account that works with both Authorize.Net’s software and your exact products.

Your personal rep’s careful, back-end merchant account recommendation will help you accept credit cards online through a high-risk merchant account while still benefiting from Authorize.Net’s broad shopping cart integrations and stable platform.

You won’t need any special knowledge or expertise – your personal agent will walk you through every step of the process, usually at no added cost to you. 

Beyond Shopify and WooCommerce: You can connect Authorize.Net to Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly

Authorize.Net has more integrations than most people – even most experienced developers – realize.

If you or your client have read on an online support forum – or even your site builder’s tech page – that your Wix, Squarespace, or Weebly website cannot integrate with Authorize.Net, contact us.

We have a proven solution that allows you to retain your existing website and still integrate a high-risk Authorize.Net payment gateway with a full-featured shopping cart.

We assist high-risk website owners whose site builders do not normally work with Authorize.Net by expanding their website’s high-risk payment gateway options using stable, tested techniques.

Our deep experience allows us to help business owners integrate Authorize.Net with dozens of shopping carts and site builders, including:

We will help you set up an affordable, reliable high-risk payment gateway by using a correctly configured Authorize.Net account combined with a high-risk merchant account recommendation that integrates seamlessly with your high-risk website.

How to sell regulated items with Authorize.Net – even if you were already declined

Companies selling vape products and e-juice, FFL to FFL products, water pipes and glassware, CBD oil, and premium cigars regularly contact us because they can’t find a high-risk merchant account and a real Authorize.Net account (as opposed to an emulator) through other providers.

Often, website owners, and even developers, get confused by the difference between Authorize.Net as a payment gateway and Authorize.Net as a merchant account referral service. Tasker Payment Gateways LLC fully understands this difference.

Usually, when website owners believe Authorize.Net declined them, they were actually turned down by one of many merchant processors that Authorize.Net uses on the back-end to process credit cards.

Our dedicated agents will use Authorize.Net as a “payment gateway only” and then integrate a high-risk merchant account designed exactly for your products and services on the back end. This extra care allows you to pair Authorize.Net’s broad features and integrations with a payment processor that understands and appreciates your industry.

Getting started is simple. Your dedicated, one-on-one processing agent will walk you through all the pricing, timelines, and “how-to’s.” Your agent will then remain on as your personal, human point of contact after approval. You can read more about Tasker Payment Gateways LLC here. 

What is an “Authorize.Net merchant account?” 

Many high-risk website owners ask us about an “Authorize.Net merchant account.” However, the trouble is that, technically, there’s no such thing. What most people actually mean when they say “Authorize.Net merchant account” is an Authorize.Net payment gateway combined with a merchant account that is set up specifically for Authorize.Net by one of their partners.

In case you’ve come across conflicting information about setting up Authorize.Net, we’d like to clear something up. If you’re looking to get the merchant account piece from Authorize.Net, you’re not likely to face any trouble if you sell low-risk, “standard,” products. However, we really wouldn’t advise getting your merchant account directly from Authorize.Net if you’re selling high-risk products. This is because it’s difficult to tell whether or not the merchant account you get will be properly set up for high-risk payment processing.

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This conflicting information is often rooted in the fact that the terminology used by Authorize.Net payment gateway and Authorize.Net merchant account referral providers are often very similar. This is because merchant accounts and Authorize.Net payment gateways are often sold together. Unless you have the expertise and experience, it can be very tricky to differentiate the two from each other. This is why getting expert recommendations from payment experts, like Tasker Payment Gateways LLC can be a real help when you want to use Authorize.Net to sell high-risk products.

Need help getting an Authorize.Net merchant account?

At Tasker Payment Gateways, we’ve been helping high-risk businesses by recommending the best possible merchant account and payment gateway solutions for a wide variety of high-risk businesses since 2002.

Feel free to check out our BBB profile to see our reviews and feedback. We’re very proud of our achievements, and we look forward to recommending the best possible high-risk Authorize.Net merchant account for your high-risk business.

Does Authorize.Net allow online smoke shops that sell CBD, water pipes, cigars, and vaporizers?

Yes. Authorize.Net is compatible with most online smoke shops – if it is set up correctly and has high-risk processing on the back end.

Many new smoke shop merchants think of Authorize.Net solely as an all in one solution. It is not. As we discussed above, Authorize.Net is just cloud-based payment software; to accept credit cards, it connects to a merchant account.

If you need a high-risk Authorize.Net merchant account because you sell smoking accessories like glass pipes, bongs, herb grinders, CBD, or premium cigars – we can help.

Our trusted solutions ensure that both your credit card processing and your payment gateway software are compatible with your product type and software.

Our vetted, dedicated agents will take the time, one on one, to explain every step of the process. Please use our contact us form for a free, detailed rate sheet specific to your business.

Because we happily work with high-risk merchant types, start-ups, and established businesses that are new to Authorize.Net, our partners all offer personal support in addition to the 24-7 support provided by Authorize.Net.

Does Authorize.Net allow tactical items, FFL to FFL transfers, and survival items?

Yes. Authorize.Net does allow FFL to FFL transfers and the sale of tactical items – if the back end merchant account piece is set up correctly.

Our dedicated, independent agents have helped hundreds of tactical websites accept credit cards using Authorize.Net since we first got into the business in 2002. The key to our success is knowing the best back end processors to connect each individual Authorize.Net gateway to. This extra step ensures that your website aligns with a tactical friendly processor that appreciates your business.

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Some of the many e-commerce shopping carts and CRM software solutions we work with are Drupal, OSCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Wix, WooCommerce, Squarespace, Weebly, and BigCommerce. As always, we’re happy to take your questions, so contact us for help. We can help you make the right decision for your business.

There are hundreds of Authorize.Net compatible carts used by tactical websites, so if you do not see yours listed, shoot us a quick note with the name of your cart, and we will get right back to you!

Authorize.Net for high-risk – we can help

Authorize.Net is great out of the box, excellent when you know all its features, and best when paired with a credit card processor specializing in your industry. Because of this, along with Auth.Net, we can offer a processing recommendation with low credit card processing rates.

Contact us today. A trusted, independent agent will provide you with a no-nonsense, precise, accurate rate quote right away that is suitable for your business type, whether it be a traditional one or high risk.

If needed, your account rep will help you log in to your Authorize.Net portal and the virtual terminal for the first time. They will help you generate an API Login ID and Transaction Key – set your AVS, and adjust your daily velocity filter to help mitigate fraudulent charges. They can explain these features in simple, easy to understand terms and walk you through the process. Like many things, terms like AVS, and API Login ID sound more intimidating than they are in real life.

Do you need advanced features? We are happy to explain no-cost, or low-cost value-added options such as CIM (Customer Information Manager), ARB (Automated Recurring Billing), and AFDS (Advanced Fraud Detection Suite).

Our preferred merchant account partners can often offer a simple, consolidated, electronic sign-up form for both the gateway and the credit card processing. This means a much more straightforward process for you. Your gateway can come preconfigured and ready to use on day one and with your dedicated independent agent as a point of contact long after your account is approved – it couldn’t be much easier.

Call or contact us anytime. We can help take the stress out of setting up a high-risk Authorize.Net payment gateway for your website.