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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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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PrestaShop and high-risk payment gateways: a software spotlight

PrestaShop and high-risk payment gateways: a software spotlight PrestaShop has been around for years and is a great choice for startup high-risk e-commerce merchants who need a scalable platform at a minimum cost. We wrote about PrestaShop years ago, but want to update you on some recent changes. When last we mentioned PrestaShop, they had announced a new plugin with NMI, one of our preferred payment gateways for high-risk e-commerce. PrestaShop makes high-risk e-commerce easy As of April 2018, they now have over 53 payment gateway options. In our opinion, the most notable is the addition of Authorize.Net, another of our preferred payment gateways. This and some other features we’ll… Read More

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High-risk payments in 2018

High-risk payments in 2018: confusing, but not impossible If you are like many high-risk merchants, changes in e-commerce and high-risk processing have made the process of making good decisions for your online business more of a challenge lately. These challenges are widespread, but they especially impact website owners selling electronic cigarettes, FFL to FFL sales, cigars, glassware, pipes, or any number of other restricted industries. “High-risk” is a general industry term within the world of credit card processing that basically means your products or services are not supported by all or most major payment gateway and merchant account providers. High-risk merchant accounts for vape, tobacco, and pipes These days the high-risk… Read More

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GoDaddy and high-risk merchants

High-risk e-commerce and GoDaddy Many high-risk merchants – especially startups on a budget, like independently owned e-juice merchants or work from home FFL sites, are attracted to GoDaddy. It has an excellent reputation and is easy to use at a low cost. Making a website from scratch is no easy task, and finding cheap hosting is also getting harder and harder. As a result, GoDaddy can be a great fit, but you will need to know how to set up the payment gateway and back-end credit card processing correctly (don’t worry, we can help). Our experience with GoDaddy We like GoDaddy. We have referred business to them, and have helped… Read More

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Authorize.Net allowing gun sales online?

Does Authorize.Net allow online gun sales with an FFL? Yes, Authorize.Net allows FFLs – if set up correctly Over the last few years, there has been a lot of back and forth as to whether or not Authorize.Net allows legal, FFL to FFL, firearms sales and if so, what particular method or set of steps an online gun dealer must follow. The dust has now long settled and we find that the answer is a clear yes. However, it’s important to keep in mind that if you are selling guns or ammunition using Authorize.Net, you must pair the AuthNet payment gateway with an FFL friendly merchant account as well. If you are… Read More

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How to sell high-risk products with Wix & Authorize.Net

How to sell high-risk products with Wix & Authorize.Net Website owners in the e-juice, premium cigar, FFL, or other high-risk industries, often spend more time than other merchant types selecting a platform when building their e-commerce store. This is usually due to the credit card processing limitations of many online, hosted site builders. In the last year we have had a number of happy folks mention they are using Wix site builders to promote and design their sites, so we decided to pass on some info that could help a high-risk merchant thinking of choosing Wix. Why are high-risk merchants choosing Wix? Wix is an increasingly popular website platform that’s… Read More

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Shopp plugin and high-risk payments

Shopp plugin and high-risk payments High-risk WordPress payment processing with Authorize.Net or NMI If you own a WordPress site and are looking to accept payments for vaporizers, cigars, FFL to FFL sales, or another common high-risk product type, Shopp may be a great fit. This is because the Shopp WordPress plug-in comes “out of the box compatible” with Authorize.Net and NMI. Both of these gateways, when set up correctly and powered by an appropriate high-risk friendly merchant account on the back end, are among our favorite high-risk friendly payment gateways. Shopp makes one of our jobs, recommending high-risk merchant accounts to you that are Shopp compatible, easy. Contact us below for a… Read More

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How to find clear info on Authorize.Net and TLS 1.0 & 1.1

How to find clear info on Authorize.Net and TLS 1.0 & 1.1 This post was originally published on June 19th, 2017 but was updated with new information. E-commerce security encryption changes: PCI mandate to retire TLS 1.0 and 1.1 As a service to all our customers -past, present, and future, we like to make sure you are ready for some important changes in the industry. TLS 1.0, this is an issue that is likely to affect many e-commerce businesses if they don’t take care of it before it becomes an issue. So what’s the problem? Internet encryption. If you have been on the web and have done any work on your… Read More

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