Site builders for tactical e-commerce (top 3) –
If you’re planning on starting a tactical site, you might be wondering what site builder or shopping cart would be best for your business, and how to get set up accepting credit cards once your site is “in the works.”
One danger many survival and weapons site owners face is being on the prohibited list of e-commerce software and site builders they want to work with. Additionally, one critical consideration that is often overlooked at the time of set up is “Is the site builder and cart I am choosing compatible with tactical friendly, or even FFL friendly payment gateway?”
At Tasker Payment Gateways, we have years of experience helping tactical, weapons, and survival site owners like you with reliable, reasonably priced payment gateways. This is why we’re so familiar with the software options available, what will work and what won’t, and how you can accept payments for tactical products.
If you’re looking for help finding the right site builder and compatible payment gateway for your tactical business, get in touch with us. We’re more than happy to have a chat with no obligations to you. We can help you choose the best cart for you, and set you up with a payment gateway that will work with the site builder you choose (or the one you’re already using).
If you’d like some more information on what site builders and platforms work for tactical e-commerce, please read on.
Why you can’t use all platforms and carts without complications
Before we jump in and talk about what platforms, carts, and site builders work for tactical merchandise sales, it’s important to outline a few things quickly. First is what exactly we’re talking about when we say tactical sales. The second thing is to explain why you can’t quickly sign up with any e-commerce platform and start processing.
What items are considered tactical products?
When we say tactical sales, we’re talking about the sale of goods such as:
- Self-defense items
- Weapons and weapon accessories (FFL or non-FFL items)
- Survival guides and information
- Prepper tools, foods, and supplies
- Non serialized items, lowers, uppers and parts
- Serialized lowers (FFL)
- Non-lethal weapons like:
- pepper spray
- stun guns
- “weapon-like” items
All these product types are part of what’s broadly known, in terms of payments and site builders, as tactical items.
Selling tactical goods classifies as high-risk
When you sell tactical goods, there are lots of regulations and legislation in place for your business category. This means that tactical sales are categorized as high-risk. We won’t go in-depth here as to what this means, but feel free to see our tactical online sales page for more details. What we’ll say for now is that it means there are fewer merchant service providers who’ll be able to offer you their services.
That said, we’re more than happy to help set you up with the payment processing you need to accept payments online for your tactical product line. Simply get in touch with us here or use the contact form below.
Yes, Shopify allows most tactical e-commerce
Shopify, a huge internationally known site building company, based in Canada, is one of the most popular all-in-one e-commerce site builders out there. It boasts a vast range of features and functions that allow you to run an e-commerce site successfully. However, if you’re going to sell tactical merchandise using Shopify, you need to do it right.
Unfortunately, their out-of-the-box payment gateway Shopify Payments isn’t always going to work for your product line. As a tactical e-commerce site owner, you need correctly set up high-risk credit card processing to accept payments as you have a good chance of violating their built-in payment provider’s acceptable use policy if you don’t. You can read more about Shopify Payments here.
The good news is that we can help you sign up for Shopify and set up a payment gateway that will work for your product. We’re more than happy to help you use Shopify for tactical product sales – so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free talk about your business. Keep in mind, that even if you bypass Shopify Payments terms by using a tactical friendly solution like the ones we recommend, you must make sure you do not sell any items that violate the Shopify site builders terms either, primarily if you sell firearms. You can learn more about Shopify and FFL’s here.
Use BigCommerce for your self-defense product sales
Another big brand that you might be surprised will work for your product type is BigCommerce. Like Shopify, BigCommerce isn’t automatically set up for accepting payments for high-risk products like tactical or weapon-like item sales.
However, it’s straightforward and stress-free for us to help a client set up a high-risk friendly payment gateway within BigCommerce. This is the big draw of BigCommerce, together with their rich feature list and general e-commerce functionalities. BigCommerce is tactical friendly and FFL friendly.
We have worked with BigCommerce site owners successfully for years. BigCommerce has referred business our way for going on a decade, and we have done the same. Simply put, we like BigCommerce.
While setting up a payment gateway might seem complicated, don’t worry. We can set up your tactical product friendly payment processing for BigCommerce easily. All you need to do is get in touch with us, and we’ll lay out the next steps.
The WooCommerce plugin for WordPress works
Another extremely popular option is WordPress – it’s the most used site platform out there. What you might not know is that together with the WooCommerce plugin, you can sell your tactical merchandise on a WordPress-run site quickly and without worrying about payment gateway compatibility.
WordPress is open source and has a gigantic online community that allows you to troubleshoot any site issues quickly. It’s also easy to customize your site to look the way you’ve always imagined. You will need to correctly set up your WooCommerce plugin for high-risk processing by setting up the correct payment gateway, with tactical friendly processing on the back end, (we can help).
We regularly recommend customized credit card processing that makes it possible for website owners to sell tactical products through WooCommerce. We’ll top that with free one-on-one setup support with a dedicated independent agent for as long as you process payments. Simply contact us today to ask questions, or for a no-obligation quote, and we can start helping you sell your products online.
Even if you have a general question, feel free to reach out- we regularly earn folks business months after we first speak. Regardless of your e-commerce question, we are happy to take a moment to help.
Start accepting payments for tactical goods
While we’ve outlined our top 3 site builders for online tactical sales, there are even more options out there. You could use osCommerce, or Wix, for example. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’re looking for a different solution for your tactical e-commerce payment processing. We’re always available to for a no-obligation talk to give you the help you need to accept credit cards on your tactical e-commerce site.