Foxy.io AKA Foxy Cart and high-risk payment gateways: a software spotlight
What Foxy.io is and isn’t
It’s important to note that Foxy Cart, also known as Foxy.io is essentially an advanced e-commerce cart for your high or low-risk online business. It’s meant for those of you who want a better, more secure and flexible checkout experience for your shoppers. It’s not an all in one platform or solution, and we would recommend it for those who are comfortable with a more complex website solution for maximum performance, efficiency, and security. Foxy has payment flexibility that allows us to recommend compatible payment gateways for cigar sites, FFL and tactical websites, online vape, and smoking accessory shops, and most other high-risk websites.
The Foxy alternative for e-commerce merchants
High-risk e-commerce website owners know how important it is to have a sturdy, reliable e-commerce shopping cart for their customers; Foxy.io is an intriguing choice for those looking to upgrade their current e-commerce software.
If you’re in the market for a better high-risk e-commerce checkout and are looking for a fast, stable, and secure solution, you would do well to take a look into Foxy.io formerly Foxy Cart. While Foxy Cart was, as the name implies, a shopping cart platform, Foxy.io is an extensive e-commerce checkout plugin – and more than just a simple cart service. Now Foxy.io can support a much broader array of online businesses, such as multi-vendor marketplaces and CMS solutions.
Foxy Cart could be a great fit for a high-risk website owner who wants to build a custom e-commerce site. Clients we regularly recommend merchant accounts to like FFL dealers, cigar or tobacco sales, glass pipes, and paraphernalia sites, and vape pens and e-cigs merchants often build out very complex checkouts once they grow. We like Foxy.io because it will scale with your business. You can start small with as little as $99 minimum in sales per month at 15¢/transaction or go big with 5¢ per transaction for a minimum of $599/month in sales.
Foxy.io will also work with you to help you build the site you want if their standard platform doesn’t quite fit all your needs. One of the best features of Foxy is their multi-vendor functionality, which allows you to sell multiple different product channels on one store and even one transaction.
Another incredible feature in Foxy is it’s easily integrated with many e-commerce and website platforms. For example, many site owners on Squarespace find that they can easily add high-risk payments to their site by using Foxy.io. So if you’re looking for an e-commerce upgrade for your already setup web-store Foxy.io might be the perfect solution.
Foxy Cart features
Foxy.io comes stocked with what many would consider a standard set of features and functions for an e-commerce checkout plugin. As mentioned above, Foxy is very compatible with many e-commerce and standard website platforms, meaning you can expand Foxy’s functionality by matching it with a web-platform with any features Foxy might be lacking on its own. Alternatively, with an open-source platform like WordPress, which Foxy is compatible with, you can add functionality either yourself or hire someone to code for you, that alone makes Foxy a great e-commerce cart/platform for online retailers.
As for functionality from Foxy itself, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Foxy comes mobile-ready, making your web-store compatible with every device out there right now, from iPads to Android phones and even Amazon’s Kindle, your customers will have no problem shopping and paying on your store. A well developed and thought out shopper experience is designed to help you create repeat customers.
Top of the line security features and support mean that Foxy goes above and beyond to help protect your data. Digital products and drop shipping are wholly supported, giving you an extensive product inventory before you even add anything from your own stock, helping you make easy money. Easy shipping and delivery options for the products you do physically have in your possession. Build customer loyalty with subscriptions, and allow for donations either for projects of yours or to go to select charities of your choice to share with your customers causes that matter to you.
Multivendor advantages in Foxy
One tricky part of the high-risk industry is that each product market has different needs from a merchant account and sometimes those needs make that market incompatible with others. What if you wanted to sell multiple high-risk products on one website? That is a function Foxy attempts to make available for everyone.
The trouble, when it comes to high-risk websites, is that often site owners are unable to find a merchant account that will allow them to host multiple high-risk products on one web-store. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us for a high-risk merchant account recommendation. We know all the major players and can make a recommendation at no cost to you- we are paid by the processors in exchange for bringing them quality website owners.
Payment gateways for high-risk merchants on Foxy.io
High-risk merchants know that they need a high-risk payment gateway to charge credit cards and other forms of modern payment. Foxy is compatible with a lot of different payment gateways, and fortunately, that includes 2 of our favorite gateways, Authorize.Net and NMI, both of which have their advantages.
Authorize.Net is an excellent gateway for almost any high-risk market and is one of the most stable and affordable payment gateways out there for both high and low-risk merchants. We often set up FFL dealers, e-cig and vape pen vendors, and premium cigars shops on AuthNet. It takes some extra care for us to set it up properly (with appropriate high-risk processing on the back end) but isn’t complicated, and most merchants qualify for a $0 setup fee.
NMI is particularly useful to those who have multiple merchant accounts for their high-risk products. NMI features a great admin interface which allows you to manage several stores you run through one back end, instead of having to log into each one individually. This is typically our solution to the merchant account problem we mentioned above.
Now is a great time to get started accepting credit cards on Foxy.io. Whether you are transferring your current high-risk payment gateway or opening a new one, we can help you with any merchant account or payment gateway issues you have. Just fill in the contact form below, and we will get started working on payments for your site ASAP.