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With an A+ rating by the BBB, and stellar TrustPilot reviews Tasker Payment Gateways LLC has helped many business owners accept credit cards online for their high-risk products, which include CBD, alcohol, smoking pipes, glass, cigars, vape, tactical items, and FFL-to-FFL.

We specialize in alternatives to Stripe and PayPal using high-risk friendly Authorize.Net accounts specifically underwritten for regulated products and services.

On this page, we’ll give an overview of some of the most important things to consider when looking for high-risk payment processing to accept credit cards online using nopCommerce.

If you’re looking for a free, open-source e-commerce platform to use when selling your high-risk products, nopCommerce is a great choice. It is used by thousands of business owners around the world and has a variety of tools and features, including SEO, to help web store owners market their products.

Unfortunately, website owners that market restricted products often have a hard time finding credit card processing for their nopCommerce website. We hope this article helps point you in the right direction. Also, you are free to reach out to us anytime with questions – or to get started.

Payment solutions for nopCommerce

If you’re new to selling high-risk products online, take a look at our answers to common high-risk e-commerce questions. That section on our home page walks you through some of the basic first steps in finding payment processing and also clarifies some of the terminologies that come with the territory. You can also read more about Tasker Payment Gateways and what we do on our About Us page.

Setting up a website can be one of the more straightforward steps you take in building your business’s web presence, especially with the ease of use and customization you can get from nopCommerce. Finding reliable payment processing for high-risk products, on the other hand, can be trickier – but it doesn’t have to be.

If you are looking for guidance, or have questions about any aspect of this process, please reach out to us. Our help is free, and we can provide payment gateways, merchant account recommendations, and integration help that is tailored for your high-risk product type, whether that’s CBD, alcohol, pipes, bongs, premium cigars, tactical items, or even a combination of product types.

Get in touch with us any time to let us know how we can help nopCommerce work for your business.

Authorize.Net on nopCommerce

There are many payment methods and gateways that can be integrated with nopCommerce, but the most important one for many high-risk merchants is Authorize.Net. With all their useful features, nopCommerce and Authorize.Net can be a winning combination for selling high-risk products online, such as CBD, cigars, glassware, tactical items, or alcohol.

As we’ll discuss below, however, it’s vital that your payment gateway is paired with a high-risk merchant account as well. Without this critical step, your business risks having its account shut down and your money held.

How to integrate Authorize.Net with nopCommerce

After setting up your high-risk Authorize.Net account through a trusted provider, adding Authorize.Net to your nopCommerce website is a fairly simple process.

To begin, download the free Authorize.Net integration plug-in directly from the nopCommerce website (it’s referred to as a “payment module” on the web page).

Once you have downloaded the nopCommerce Authorize.Net plug-in, you will need to install it using one of the following methods.

  1. Upload the plugin to the /plugins folder in your nopCommerce directory and then restart your application (or click the Reload list of plugins button).
  2. Upload the plugin using the “Upload plugin or theme” button indicating the path to the location of the archive with the plugin in your local storage.

Detailed instructions and features are also listed on the nopCommerce Authorize.Net plug-in page, and on the nopCommerce plugin tutorial page.

Remember, if you have any questions or need a high-risk payment gateway or merchant account recommendation for nopCommerce, please reach out to us for help or advice.

nopCommerce features for high-risk payment processing and online sales

As an open-source platform, nopCommerce offers lots of flexibility and potential for customization. Even for those who aren’t interested in editing code, there are plenty of other built-in features to help e-commerce website owners run their businesses.

For one thing, nopCommerce’s multi-store feature allows you to run multiple stores on different domains that can all be managed on one administration panel and shared database. And with their multi-vendor feature and drop-shipping support, you can use multiple vendors to ship to your customers.

nopCommerce’s SEO tools allow merchants to make their pages more friendly to search engines, and numerous marketing tools provide site owners with plenty of options for sales and promotions, communications with customers, and more.

Which high-risk products can you sell on nopCommerce?

Because nopCommerce integrates with Authorize.Net, many high-risk products can be sold on the platform if the merchant account is correctly set up too.

We’ll provide more specific details for a few common product categories below, but if you have any questions about the process or about product types, contact us any time for some friendly advice. You’ll receive one-on-one support from a dedicated independent agent who is familiar with high-risk e-commerce and with common solutions and integrations to make it easier.

Of course, before selling any high-risk product online, you should seek legal advice from a qualified attorney. You should also be aware of any local, state, and federal laws that pertain to your geographical area and your product type. It’s also important to read the terms and conditions for any service or platform, including nopCommerce, that you plan to use.

Can you sell CBD on nopCommerce?

Yes, you can sell CBD and other legal cannabis products on nopCommerce. We don’t see any prohibitions for this product type in their terms and conditions.

However, you will need to integrate nopCommerce with Authorize.Net as a payment gateway and also make sure that it is connected with a high-risk merchant account, which may not be the case if you just go with a merchant account that comes with your payment gateway. If every piece of your payment solution is not appropriate for your high-risk product type, you could risk having your account shut down, so contact us if you have questions about how to ensure you’re set up correctly to process payments.

Can you sell vape or e-liquid on nopCommerce?

Yes – vape and e-liquid products are not prohibited on nopCommerce. But make sure you’ve read up on the current status of the PACT Act before selling or shipping vape-related products, and of course, seek legal advice first.

As we discussed in an earlier section, Authorize.Net can be integrated with nopCommerce to provide a high-risk-friendly payment gateway for products like vaping and e-liquid. As long as Authorize.Net is properly configured with a high-risk merchant account for vape and e-liquid, it can work very well for selling these types of products. If you have any questions or just want to make sure your payment solution is set up correctly, please reach out to us for free assistance.

Can you sell alcohol on nopCommerce?

Yes – we don’t see any restrictions against alcohol in nopCommerce’s terms and conditions.

Alcohol products can be sold on your nopCommerce website if a high-risk payment gateway like Authorize.Net is first integrated with nopCommerce. But in order to be truly high-risk-friendly, Authorize.Net will then need to be connected to a high-risk merchant account before you begin selling. And of course, you’ll want to do your due diligence and consult an attorney first, as well as read up on local and national laws and regulations for alcohol sales.

While we can’t provide legal advice, we have helped many online alcohol merchants navigate the ins and outs of high-risk payment processing and would be happy to help you also. Reach out to us any time and our dedicated independent agents will put their expertise to work for you and your business.

Can you sell pipes and glassware on nopCommerce?

Yes, you can sell pipes and glassware on nopCommerce. There are no restrictions that we can see on nopCommerce’s terms and conditions pertaining to pipes and glass.

Authorize.Net works wonderfully as a high-risk payment gateway, and we’ve helped many business owners accept credit cards online for their pipes and glassware this way, without fear of a shutdown account. It only takes a few simple steps to integrate Authorize.Net with nopCommerce.

Of course, Authorize.Net is not truly high-risk-friendly until it’s set up with a high-risk merchant account that’s appropriate for your product type. Drop us a line if you need any help with your high-risk payment gateway setup, or even if you just need some friendly advice for navigating the process.

Can you sell tactical items on nopCommerce?

Yes, as far as we can see from nopCommerce’s terms and conditions, there are no prohibitions against selling tactical items or FFL-to-FFL transfers.

Keep in mind that – as with other high-risk products we’ve mentioned above – in order to be properly set up to sell tactical items on nopCommerce, you’ll need to integrate Authorize.Net as your payment gateway and set up a high-risk merchant account on the back end that’s compatible with your product type.

Can you sell premium cigars on nopCommerce?

Yes, you can sell premium cigars on nopCommerce, as long as you use a high-risk payment gateway like Authorize.Net and set it up with a high-risk merchant account. Fortunately, Authorize.Net integrates easily with nopCommerce, and we would be happy to provide a merchant account recommendation or any other help you may need in getting your payment processing set up for premium cigars. Contact us any time for free advice or help.

Getting started with high-risk payment processing on nopCommerce

We have been working with Authorize.Net for years, and love getting merchants set up to accept credit cards online for their high-risk products using this payment gateway. If you’re new to high-risk payment solutions, you will probably find our Authorize.Net page helpful. It explains a lot about how this payment gateway can work for your high-risk business and save you time and hassle.

It’s understandable to want to go for a standard, out-of-the-box payment solution like Stripe or PayPal when selling high-risk products, but we’ve found that most merchants come to regret that in the long run, because selling restricted products is an easy way to get your account shut down on most standard payment processors.

As we’ve explained above, Authorize.Net is fantastic for selling high-risk products but is not truly safe for your CBD, pipes, glass, tactical gear, or alcohol sales until it’s paired with a high-risk merchant account.

If you need help filling in any missing aspects of your high-risk payment solution, just fill out the contact form below. There’s no obligation – our advice is free regardless of what decision you make – but we do have dedicated agents who take the time to learn about your business and provide help and recommendations that are right for you and your products.