CBD payment gateways for Canadian websites

CBD payment gateways for Canadian websites We just received a notice from a trusted contact in Canada. CBD merchant accounts for Canadian businesses are now available and, at first glance, the terms look good. Possibly in response to the passage of Canada’s Cannabis Act C-45, that the Prime Minister already signed into law and which kicks in later this year, the markets have already begun to open up, it appears. We are not attornies, so please consult one familiar with your industry before engaging in any regulated activity. If you have all the legalities out of the way and are looking for a Canadian CBD merchant account, we are happy to make a… Read More

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Cigars, WooCommerce, & payment gateways

Cigars, WooCommerce, & payment gateways We provide cigar friendly payment gateways and merchant account solutions for WordPress WooCommerce merchants and have learned a lot about WooCommerce in the process. There are a lot of excellent site building platforms and carts out there these days for the online cigar industry. It can be hard to make up your mind or change what you’re used to. If you are just getting into the e-commerce or high-risk sector, it’s especially tricky because you might not know the first thing about what is best for your web-store. If you’ve been selling online for a while and are looking to improve your performance, it can… Read More

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How we feel about Independence Day

How we feel about Independence Day The owner’s manuals for human prosperity No other system or experiment in human history has raised so many out of poverty and sustained it for so long. No other system has produced such innovation, innovation that has so dramatically and positively affected the lives of so many. There are 330 million Americans, the vast majority, when compared to the rest of the world live in relative prosperity,  in relative peace, and with relative freedom. The majority of the other places on earth that share similar blessings do so in no small part because their constitutions and governing concepts are modeled so closely after ours;… Read More

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HTTPS is now an absolute must for high-risk e-commerce SEO

HTTPS is now an absolute must for high-risk e-commerce SEO There’s some fairly big SEO news just around the corner that should be of concern to all online high-risk merchants: Google’s web browser, Chrome, will mark all non-HTTPS sites as “not secure” as of July 2018. Some of you might wonder why this news is significant. It is correct that Google has been identifying non-HTTPS sites for a while now. However, this new security warning implementation is distinct– visually speaking. Additionally, of the recent developments in Google search, ensuring the safety of sensitive information is right up there with the prioritization of mobile-friendly websites. You can see the visual change… Read More

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WordPress, Gutenberg & your e-commerce site

WordPress, Gutenberg & your e-commerce site What is Gutenberg? If you haven’t heard, Gutenberg is the most significant major update to WordPress since its original release, and it will be a noteworthy moment for all e-commerce owners. Both standard e-commerce sites and high-risk sites like those selling vape, cigar, or tactical items online need to be prepared. It’s the first in a line of three major updates coming to WordPress. The developer’s goal is to keep WordPress as the number one content management system online today (not to mention maintain it’s open-source architecture). Gutenberg specifically introduces something called the block system to your content editor. Instead of having all the tools and extra’s… Read More

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NMI and Volution for vape websites

NMI and Volution for vape websites Volusion is a powerful and often less expensive option for e-commerce websites of all industries, but it is especially useful for high-risk sites selling vape, e-juice, cigars, glass pipe sales or supplies like grinders, coils, and batteries. High-risk merchants need the flexibility and high-risk merchant account options of a high-risk payment gateway like NMI. We have already gone over the reasons why Volusion is an excellent platform for high-risk merchants, so in this post, we will be concentrating on how to integrate Volusion with NMI, and some of the special advantages the two can bring your e-commerce store. How to Integrate Volusion with the NMI payment… Read More

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FFL payment gateways for WooCommerce & WordPress

FFL payment gateways for WooCommerce & WordPress Over the years we have helped countless FFL dealers find a stable way to accept credit cards for their WooCommerce WordPress website. Because of the popularity of the Woo/FFL combination, we decided to take a little time to go over some of the benefits of using WooCommerce for your site and how we can assist with a WooCommerce compatible 2A friendly payment gateway and merchant account. Accepting FFL payments on WooCommerce easily There are many obstacles to overcome before most web-stores get an e-commerce shop that mostly runs itself, especially when those shops are labeled as high-risk by payment processors. Fortunately, we specialize… Read More

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SEO news and tips for June 2018

SEO news & tips for high-risk merchants: June 2018 The world of high-risk e-commerce and SEO hasn’t changed, insofar that it’s still in a perpetual cycle of change. Remember when links were excellent, then they were seen as potentially dangerous, and now they are good if you follow the rules? That is dramatically oversimplifying it, but the nuances have been continually changing. The advice around links perfectly exemplifies the “fun” e-commerce merchants have when making SEO decisions. To make it easier for you we decided to gather some of the most recent info pertinent to the world of SEO for high-risk e-commerce. Most of the information is collected from around… Read More

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Shopify and payment gateway emulators

A quick guide to Shopify and payment gateway emulators Since Shopify stopped supporting new Network Merchants Gateway integrations as a drop-down feature, there has been a lot of discussion about gateway emulators, high-risk payments, and Shopify. You can still accept payments for high-risk products on Shopify if you were declined by Shopify Payments, but it needs to be done differently now. The preferred method is a carefully set up an Authorize.Net payment gateway with a high-risk, industry appropriate merchant account on the back end.  Another solution that we did investigate at the request of a website owner was the ability to use a payment gateway emulator. An emulator allows a high-risk website owner… Read More

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Magento and high-risk payment gateways

Magento and high-risk payment gateways Are you a new high-risk Magento merchant whose website sells products like electronic cigarettes, premium cigars, or firearms via a secure background checked FFL to FFL transfer? If so, there are many solid payment gateway and merchant account options available to help you process payments securely. Instead of struggling with credit card processors who will eventually reject you, we can help you set up properly from the get-go with an Authorize.Net, NMI or ePN account, with our expert guidance readily at hand. With high-risk credit card processing applied correctly on the back end, you won’t have to worry about accepting payments on your Magento store.… Read More

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