Shopify & Bold Commerce: a high-risk software spotlight

Shopify & Bold Commerce: a high-risk software spotlight Shopify is one of the biggest names in e-commerce. We have helped hundreds of Shopify merchants who were turned down by Shopify Payments with high- risk processing and e-commerce solutions over the years. While Shopify is well known, you may not have heard of Bold, a company that builds useful e-commerce plug-ins for Shopify. Many of Bold’s apps can be very helpful to your high-risk e-commerce site. Whether these are a recurring membership program for a cigar or wine of the month club, a seamless upsell for a tactical supply website, or a loyalty program for premium cigar websites looking to accept payments… Read More

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Authorize.Net allowing gun sales online?

The answer is 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 new to the business… Read More

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Declined by Shopify Payments? Here’s why, & what to do

Recently, we spoke to a new online merchant who put months of effort into a new Shopify website only to have their launch delayed due to having their ability to accept credit cards declined. The decline was not technically by Shopify itself, but by Shopify’s out of the box payment processing relationship called Shopify Payments. Oddly, to the merchant at least, the reason for the decline was because they were selling “pseudo pharmaceuticals.” The website owner was not selling anything he thought even remotely resembled a pharmaceutical, pseudo or not, which begs the question, what are pseudo-pharmaceuticals? Well, it depends on who you ask. The definition is up to interpretation, which is what caused so many complications… Read More

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Vape payment gateways for Shopify  

How to sell e-juice and vape products on Shopify Over the years we have helped hundreds of Shopify merchants set up a vape friendly payment gateway and have learned a lot about it. You may already be aware that the Shopify out of the box payment gateway has total restrictions on many “high-risk transactions” including vape pens, e-juice, and mods; this is where we can help you. Shopify has apps and platforms to help you sell just about anywhere but certain products are a touch harder to sell. You can absolutely sell vaporizers, e-juice, pens, and mods on Shopify with a little help and updated information under your belt. We will… Read More

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