Foxy Cart, FFLs, merchant accounts, and payment gateways –
Before we discuss FFL dealers and our 2A friendly payment gateway options for Foxy.io, we should make sure we explain precisely what Foxy Cart (Foxy.io) is.
Essentially an advanced e-commerce shopping cart, Foxy works with existing site structures- WordPress is an obvious example.
It enables allows FFL dealers to connect payment gateways, and 2A merchant accounts to site builders in ways they otherwise would not be able to. If everything is set up correctly.
Beyond WordPress: high-risk processing on Wix or Squarespace
Foxy allows Tasker Payment Gateways LLC to assist FFL dealers with an Authorize.Net or NMI gateway and a 2A merchant account that works with either high-risk Wix sites looking for a payment processing alternative or Squarespace sites accepting credit cards for regulated items.
Foxy Cart is meant for those site owners who want a better, more secure and flexible checkout experience for their shoppers. It’s not an all in one platform or solution; we often recommend it to online tactical and 2A sites that need an affordable, custom shopping cart solution for maximum performance, security and integration flexibility.
An FFL dealer might choose Foxy.io if they were looking for a full-featured premium cart to integrate into a new or existing e-commerce store. You can read more about Foxy Cart and high-risk here.
FFL merchants on Foxy.io
If you have an existing WooCommerce, Wix, or Squarespace website and are looking to add or upgrade your FFL e-commerce payment processing, Foxy.io may be a great option.
Following their terms of service Foxy.io only prohibits high-risk products where local law doesn’t allow it. Meaning, legal, USA to USA FFL transfers and purchases are a good fit for the platform.
Foxy has some great features that FFL dealers will readily take advantage of, such as drop shipping inventory in addition to your own. Now instead of having a vast inventory to store somewhere, you can utilize national distributors and list their products on your web-store. All you’re doing is making the sale and taking payment; you don’t have to handle the product at all, creating a perfect channel for income.
Another great feature is the sophisticated tax accounting. There’s no need to fuss around with trying to figure out the right taxes for the right state; it’s already done for you. There are options to configure the taxes for multiple regions properly.
You can have customers make accounts or check out as guests, which is a useful tool for recurring shoppers. Foxy also simplifies something every e-commerce merchant thinks about: PCI compliance. Foxy is a level 1 PCI-DSS service provider, which essentially means they have a very high volume of transactions, expertise, and PCI validation.
FFL solutions with Foxy
One of the best features of Foxy is its ability to integrate with many web builder platforms like WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace.
Due to its open-source nature, when paired with a platform like WordPress, you can open up several new possibilities for Foxy. For example, it should be possible to find an existing or to write (or have a coder write) an extension that searches for the closest FFL dealer location to your customer, giving them an easier time of picking up their merchandise.
For FFL dealers using Wix or Squarespace, Foxy allows us to “swap out the cart” and replace the native Wix or Squarespace cart without affecting the main website. This means FFL dealers that have already build a site on Wix or Squarespace can set up 2A payment processing without changing platforms.
Another essential feature you will want to install into Foxy is an age and ID verification system, so you can make sure to identify your customer and their eligibility for your products. This is critical for your legal responsibilities and liabilities. The FFL industry is full of red tape and legalities; you must understand them before opening an FFL store. Learn more about our accepting payments as an online FFL here.
Foxy FFL payment gateway options
Fortunately for our clients, we can set up FFL dealers using Foxy.io on either NMI or Authorize.Net, which are two of our preferred payment gateways. The features vary slightly, but either is a solid choice for an FFL dealer. Our vetted trusted independent agents can then connect your site to a stable FFL friendly merchant account. Please read more about us, or check out our BBB reviews.
NMI for FFLs on Foxy Cart
NMI is an excellent choice for merchants who have several high-risk merchant accounts. NMI allows you to manage multiple accounts from one interface, giving you greater control and easier access to your business finances.
By using the multi-merchant account routing feature, you not only save time and hassle signing in and out of multiple accounts, but you also get a more cohesive look at your business finances.
NMI has a ton of features for website owners, like creating invoices and billing that link the payer to a secure payment site and also automatically recurring billing for monthly clients or residuals.
Authorize.Net for FFLs on Foxy Cart
Authorize.Net is the other choice for our high-risk clients to accept credit card payments on their Foxy e-commerce store. Auth.Net has a lot of great features and functionality, including storing client data, invoicing, and recurring billing.
Auth.Net doesn’t have the same multi-merchant functionality, though, so if you run multiple e-shops, NMI might be a better fit. As for reliability, security, and fraud detection, both gateways are great solutions. Either way, your FFL web store is going to have an excellent payment gateway backing it up.
Let us help you accept credit cards on your FFL site with Foxy