Use Ecwid to connect a high-risk Authorize.Net account to Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace
Getting started in e-commerce doesn’t have to be a big, expensive hassle, even if your business is considered high-risk. If your products and services are prohibited by Stripe, PayPal, or your website builder’s payment gateway, then you will need to swap out your website builder’s native shopping cart with one that allows high-risk payment gateways.
Ecwid is a simple high-risk Authorize.Net compatible shopping cart that can help you start selling quickly on Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace. There is a free version, but you can also upgrade to a specific plan for your business level. Once installed, you can control all of your e-commerce from one place easily.
Ecwid was designed to be compatible with websites and social media platforms, so whether you’re selling from Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, a WordPress site, or Facebook, you will be ready to sell and reach out to customers over multiple networks and channels.
How to make Ecwid high-risk Authorize.Net compatible
Ecwid is a very useful shopping cart program that a large number of site owners enjoy using. However, it’s not high-risk friendly out of the box. Without the right support to set it up properly in the back-end, it can be quite tough. Below, we’ll quickly discuss how you can add Ecwid on Wix and Squarespace and how to connect Ecwid to Authorize.Net for both. You should know that the process can be a little intricate.
We’re more than happy to help if you need to set up a high-risk payment gateway for your Ecwid cart. We can help you find the best gateway for your specific high-risk business type and make it work with both your site builder and product type. You can contact us here or use our contact form at the bottom of this page.
How to connect a high-risk payment gateway like Authorize.Net to Wix using Ecwid
Plenty of high-risk site owners enjoy using Wix for their e-commerce store. However, making Wix compatible with high-risk sales can be challenging (you can learn about integrating Authorize.Net with Ecwid here). What we haven’t outlined in our previous content on Wix, however, is that you can also easily integrate your Ecwid store and shopping cart with your new or existing Wix site.
To start using Ecwid on Wix is a two-fold process. First, you need to add the Ecwid app to your Wix site. Second, you need to connect your existing Ecwid account to your site. We’ll outline both in simple steps below.
Step one: Adding the Ecwid app to Wix
- Access your Wix account and select the relevant site.
- Find the Ecwid app manually by clicking “edit site.”
- Click “add apps” and search for “Ecwid.”
- Select “online store by Ecwid” and click “add to site” then “add app.”
- At first, it will show you sample products until you connect them to your store.
- Double-click the blue “double-click me button” (same page as your Wix Editor). If you do not have an Ecwid account, you can click “create account” and follow the signup instructions.
- Grant the app permissions by clicking “accept.”
- Save and publish your changes.
Step two: Connecting your Ecwid account to Wix
- Access your Wix account, select the relevant site, and go to the page where you added the Ecwid cart app.
- Double-click the blue Double-click me button.
- Click “connect account” from the pop-up.
- Log in to your Ecwid account in the following pop-up.
- Grant the app permission to access your store data by clicking “accept.”
- Save and publish your changes.
How to connect a high-risk payment gateway like Authorize.Net to Squarespace using Ecwid
Squarespace has picked up momentum as one of the better e-commerce site builders and platforms over the last few years. We’ve covered it quite extensively, discussing five alternative ways of integrating third-party payment gateways for Squarespace. Today, Squarespace arguably rivals both Wix and Shopify in that it’s a great site builder that allows you to edit and customize your site to a great extent.
Ecwid integrates seamlessly with Squarespace and adds significant functions to any great-looking Squarespace website. You’ll expand the e-commerce capabilities of your Squarespace site by making use of your Ecwid online store.
Having said that, setting it up is a little more intricate than adding Ecwid to Wix. To make sure you get the instructions right, you might want to look at Ecwid’s step-by-step instructions on installing it on Squarespace here.
How to connect a high-risk payment gateway like Authorize.Net to Weebly using Ecwid
There are two ways you can integrate Ecwid seamlessly with Weebly. First, depending on whether you have a paid Weebly account or not, you can integrate using a code (free) or using an app (paid).
Regardless of what option you use, you’ll be able to add a significant number of functions to any great-looking Weebly website. In addition, you’ll be able to expand the capabilities of your Weebly site by making use of your Ecwid online store.
To add the Ecwid catalog and store to Weebly, there are some simple steps to follow (our example is through the app route):
1. Log in to your Weebly editor, then open the Ecwid App (which you can find it here) or go to “Apps” and search “Ecwid.”
2. Proceed to click the “Add button.” A pop-up will appear.
3. In the pop-up, select the website you want the store to be added to, then click “Connect.”
4. In the following pop-up, confirm that you have selected the correct website and click “Connect” again.
5. On the next page, log in to your existing account or create a new account.
6. Open the page where you want to add the Ecwid store.
7. Drag and drop the Ecwid icon from the list of the installed apps in the left menu of the Weebly editor to the page.
8. Publish to save the changes.
The good news is that it’s no more complicated than that. You can also read more on the Ecwid Weebly support page.
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How to connect Authorize.Net to Ecwid to facilitate high-risk payments on Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace
If you’re planning to integrate Ecwid with either Wix or Squarespace, you need to connect Authorize.Net to enable high-risk credit card processing.
We’ll give you a step-by-step outline below:
- Access your Ecwid control panel, and go to “payment.”
- Select “credit card: Authorize.Net accept hosted” from the “choose payment processor” drop-down menu.
- Enter your Authorize.Net info: API login ID, transaction key, and signature key.
- Choose your preferred transaction type (either 1) Authorize only, for settling transactions within your merchant account, or 2) Authorize and Capture, which submits the transaction for settlement automatically). (Ask your payment processing support for assistance with this question.)
- Enter your account details and click “save.”
There are more aspects to this, and it’s important to enter the information correctly in order to set everything up properly.
You can get more information on how to test and troubleshoot Authorize.Net with Ecwid on the Ecwid Authorize.Net support page. However, you don’t have to set it all up yourself. At Tasker Payment Gateways LLC, we’re more than happy to help. Simply get in touch with us here for some free advice and assistance.
Ecwid payment gateways and merchant account recommendations
If you plan to use Ecwid in a market labeled as high-risk by the financial industry, you will need a payment gateway and a high-risk payment processor. We can recommend a merchant account for you and help you set up your payment gateway. Contact us anytime for some friendly advice.