Vape and e-liquid payment gateways
Tasker Payment Gateways LLC helps vaporizer, e-liquid, and smoke shop websites accept credit card payments online.
NOTE: Due to the sweeping changes caused by Congress passing the Jenkins/PACT Act, we feel that all new and established online vape merchants must sit with a qualified attorney before shipping any products online.
We help ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) website owners add a payment gateway and merchant account to common shopping carts like Shopify and WooCommerce.
Additionally, we assist sites built on Wix, Weebly, PrestaShop, and Squarespace with vaporizer friendly payment processing alternatives to PayPal, Stripe, and Square.
If you’d like to read the FDA’s exact description of ENDS, you can do so on the FDA website.
We will assign you a US-based, vape payment consultant that will advise you free of charge. Your dedicated independent agent will help your vape website take credit cards online by showing you how to unlock little known options and integrate alternative payment gateways like Authorize.Net or NMI – even if they are not a listed option within your site builder.
Additionally, your one on one payments expert will ensure that your payment gateway is connected to the right merchant account for your exact products – this is how we help you avoid shut down accounts and held funds.
Our trusted agents and providers align site owners with easily integrated payment gateways and no-reserve merchant account processors for vaping supplies, disposable puff bars, e-juice, vitamin delivery, mods, nicotine, batteries, and smoke shop items.
Are you also selling smoke shop items like glassware and bongs?
Check out our payment gateways for pipes and glass page.
Essential information for online vape shops
This page discusses some essential topics for anyone who sells a regulated product, like electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). You can learn more about Tasker Payment Gateways LLC on our About Us page.
Below we cover high-risk payment integrations for the top shopping carts like Shopify and WooCommerce- plus some insider tips on how to connect notoriously hard to integrate site builders like Weebly, Squarespace, and Wix.
We also discuss expanding your online smoke shop’s product offers to grow your profits. Lastly, we cover which site requirements are needed to sell vape items and how to get started accepting payments.
Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, WooCommerce, and Shopify payment alternatives for e-liquids
The vast majority of vape and e-liquid website owners can accept credit cards on their existing website without switching platforms or rebuilding their sites – if they have the right information and payment partners.
Some site platforms, like Wix or Squarespace, require special knowledge – and careful setup procedures- to be “vape friendly.”
Others, like Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, or WordPress/WooCommerce, are a bit more straightforward.
Regardless of your platform, you must ensure that the payment gateway and the merchant account it connects to are both ENDS friendly.
Without both pieces, your business is at risk of having its payment accounts shut down. You can read more about the difference between a payment gateway and a merchant account on our home page or our high-risk Authorize.Net page.
As an A+ rated, Better Business Bureau accredited business, we will also assist you, one on one, with the integration of a payment gateway and a recommended merchant account into your shopping cart.
Below are some helpful links if you would like to read a little more about your vape site’s shopping cart and how it integrates with high-risk payments.
- Wix: Little known, high-risk payment gateway integration methods
- Squarespace: How to integrate high-risk payments processing – an insiders guide to 5 solutions
- Shopify: Vape, CBD, and smoke shop friendly alternatives to Shopify Payments
- WooCommerce: Easy approval electronic cigarette and e-liquid payment gateways and merchant accounts
- Weebly: How to set up a high-risk payment gateway
Since 2002, Tasker Payment Gateways LLC has helped high-risk website owners with payment gateways and credit card processing recommendations.
Contact us anytime. We would love to help your vape shop accept credit cards online.
Expand your vape site’s products, and increase your profits
Our trusted, independent vape payment experts will assist you with merchant processing alternatives to Square, PayPal, Wix Payments, WooCommerce Payments, and Stripe.
Unlike “out of the box” payment gateways, the solutions our partners recommend are not only vape and nicotine friendly, but they also allow vape website owners to expand their product line. Many e-cig and e-juice businesses have expanded into online CBD, online pipes & glass, along with cigars and loose tobacco.
In addition to application, approval, and integration support, your dedicated representative’s goal will be to remain your personal human contact for as long as your vape site accepts credit cards. Our partners are available via text, email, or phone should you have any questions – even years down the road.
Accepting credit cards online for vaporizers or e-juice? Marketing matters, as does age verification
To be approved for e-commerce credit card processing, you must be diligent in terms of how you market your products and how you verify the age of your customers. Use common sense, and follow standard trademark best practices – most importantly, consult a qualified attorney with any questions.
You should not use images or product names that mirror other companies’ trademarks. You should not market in a way that could be considered marketing to children.
We have seen hundreds of sites that use familiar kids’ cereal images and slightly modified logos. That is asking for trouble. Again, if your product looks like it would be attractive to kids, you must change it. If your site does not use a tested, independent age verification service, you must implement one.
If you need a 3rd party age verification program, our clients have been happy with Agechecker.net. Feel free to check them out.
Fast approval, no reserve, vape merchant accounts strike a balance
Many processors have long challenging approval periods. Others rush through approvals so quickly that they often turn around and shut down payment processing shortly after approval.
To ensure that there are no adverse impacts on your cash flow, we recommend you work toward obtaining a “no reserve” processing gateway combo, even if you are a start-up.
Payment gateway integration
Along with a tested, vetted, stable, vape friendly merchant account recommendation, the best high-risk payment gateways allow the absolute vast majority of vape merchants to integrate with the software or cart they choose. Regardless of your cart’s internal or “preferred” processing or gateway restrictions, there are usually simple solutions.
Don’t switch website platforms or shopping carts without investigating all the integration options available.
Our dedicated new account specialists manage the entire process for our merchants from start to finish and make sure they are up and running, integrated, and selling with solutions that work for them. Our variety of solutions make it easier than ever for vape and e-liquid merchants to integrate with hundreds of carts and software packages.
Tasker Payment Gateway’s preferred gateway providers and merchant account recommendations not only allow online vape merchants and do not consider them a prohibited category- they appreciate the business!
We have options to integrate with nearly every major shopping cart or development system out there, ASecureCart, Shopify, osCommerce, BigCommerce, CubeCart, Joomla, WordPress, Zen Cart, Magento, Shift4Shop, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens more. You name it, and we can probably help!
By providing added service and one on one dedicated “concierge set up support” for the vape market, we strive to service an industry that often feels shunned or under-served. Please contact us anytime; we are always happy to help answer questions.
We enjoy assisting start-ups, as well as established merchants. If you are new to selling electronic cigarettes, puff bars, disposable ENDS, and nicotine online, you should read our continually updated “vape payment processor updates” post and seek qualified legal advice from an attorney as well. (We are not lawyers and cannot provide any legal advice.)
Let us help you set up a vape friendly payment gateway for your website
Remember, our preferred merchant processors understand how high rates and high reserves affect your business, and they happily work with online start-ups as well. Our partners can even personally walk you through every step of the payment gateway set-up process.
Electronic cigarette sites and e-juice business owners will receive respectful, personalized, one on one concierge-level support.
Payment gateways for vape and e-liquid dropshippers
Tasker Payment Gateways LLC knows that finding the right vape-friendly payment gateway is hard if you dropship. Our dedicated, independent, vape payment gateway experts will help you set up a high-risk payment gateway that works for you.
Vape sites using WooCommerce work best once it’s integrated with Authorize.Net while also using an e-cigarette-friendly merchant account on the back-end. We also recommend using a tested plug-in with tons of installs and reviews, like the ones we recommend here.
Vape and e-liquid business owners using Magento, PrestaShop, or ASecureCart to accept credit or debit card payments can integrate with a vape-friendly Authorize.Net account and merchant account. This type of solution offers native integration and becomes vape-friendly when it’s all set up correctly. Contact us anytime for vape payment processing recommendations.
Shopify can be a terrific vape store site builder as it allows for Authorize.Net integrations and even recurring billing. All you need is to connect it to a high-risk friendly merchant account on the back-end.
You can learn more about our Shopify and Authorize.Net solutions here. We also wrote an article on Shopify Payments and the challenges some site owners face. You can learn about that subject here.
Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix, are all compatible with both vape e-commerce and Authorize.Net. In order to accept payments safely and successfully, you need to know that a third-party solution is required. In our experience, we’ve found that Foxy.io is an excellent solution that makes all the parts work together.
You can read more about Authorize.Net and Wix here or learn about our “top 5 ways to set up high-risk payments for regulated products like vape on Squarespace” by clicking here.
Are you an e-cig or vaporizer merchant looking for a payment gateway and processing solution?
We can quickly assist you in obtaining a payment gateway and recommend a merchant account for your business. Our advanced solutions offer quick, simple registration and integration.
No registration options
If you have been doing some research, you may have learned that as of January 2017, all vape merchants that sell nicotine are required to register with a bank card association as a “tobacco” merchant even if they do not sell tobacco in any way. One thing you may not know is that this only applies to one card type and does not apply to most smoke shop products sold online.
Depending on your needs, we have no registration fee options that are terrific for small sites and start-ups. Contact us anytime using the form above to go over the possibilities with absolutely no obligation. We are always happy to help.
CBD, pipes and glass, cigars, and help for developers
If you do sell a tobacco product, like premium cigars or loose tobacco, please read more about selling cigars online here. We can help guide you through this process and simplify it by aligning you with providers that have removed some unnecessary requirements and work with you at each step as a partner.
Please note, glass pipe, grinder, MMJ packaging, and paraphernalia merchants have slightly different needs and different solutions, if you are in this market, please read our pipes and glass payment gateway page to learn more.
If you are focusing on selling legal, hemp-derived CBD online, please check out our Online CBD Payments 101 Guide.
If you are a developer with a vape client in need of help, please visit our “Payment Gateway Help Just For Web Developers” page.
Contact us today to set up a vape payment gateway
Simply complete the short form below. Let us know which site builder you use and exactly which vape or smoke shop products you would like to accept credit cards for.
We will quickly review your request and then assign you to a new vape account specialist who can answer all your questions and, should you choose to move forward, remain on as your personal credit card processing expert for as long as you sell vape products online.
We also offer free, friendly advice to new site owners who feel overwhelmed by the payment gateway set up process. We look forward to hearing from you.