Pipe and glassware payment gateways 101
Are you a smoking accessory website owner? Below we go over, in detail, how to easily and affordably set up a payment gateway and merchant account so your e-commerce business can accept credit cards for glass pipes, bongs, grinders, and headshop items online.
Established in 2002, A+ rated, and BBB accredited, Tasker Payment Gateways LLC provides payment gateway integration tips and merchant account recommendations to online headshops that need to process payments on various site-builders and shopping carts, including Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix, BigCommerce, Weebly, Squarespace, and PrestaShop.
How to set up payment processing for an online smoke shop
This page covers, in detail, how to accept credit cards for an online head shop. Below, we discuss the best way to set up payment processing using Authorize.Net or NMI and how to sell pipes and glass by properly integrating the right merchant account and gateway combo with your Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, or WooCommerce store.
Without the right partners and advice, setting up the ability to accept credit cards for a smoking accessory site that sells everyday head shop items like water pipes, MMJ equipment, stash boxes, and grinders can be frustrating. Our job is to make it easy for you.
Since 2002, we have helped thousands of website owners like you find affordable, easily integrated high-risk payment gateways and merchant account recommendations.
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Our knowledge and willingness to help you one-on-one throughout the entire process, and our vast experience and network of industry contacts, can make setting up a payment gateway for your pipe and glass accessory site a breeze.
We are paid by the payment gateways and solutions we work with- not by you, the site owner. Our no-obligation, free, friendly advice can often save you money. Please take a moment to read more about Tasker Payment Gateways LLC and what we do.
Whether you have a high-end, hand-blown, heady glass site or a prospering, “prodo” pipe business, we can help you accept credit cards.
Our solutions work with Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Squarespace, Wix, and almost all popular shopping carts and site builders. We can help with your payment gateway and recommend a merchant account that works for you. Contact us today to get started.
Beyond pipes and glass: smoke shop items you can accept credit cards for online
Many online smoke shops sell more than just water pipes and glass accessories. We can help you accept credit cards online for a wide variety of smokeshop items, including:
- Storage boxes and bags
- Dab rings and kits
- Vape pods, disposable ENDS, e-liquids, batteries, and coils
- Rolling papers, including palm, hemp, and bamboo
- Loose tobacco and cigars
Contact Tasker Payment Gateways LLC any time for payment gateway ideas, merchant account recommendations, or just for some free, friendly, e-commerce advice. We are always happy to help your online smoke shop accept credit cards and integrate a payment processing service that works for your business.
Expertise in smoking accessory payment gateways and shopping cart compatibility
Established in 2002, Tasker Payment Gateways LLC specializes in finding the best payment gateways for a wide variety of online high-risk business types. If you’re planning on selling pipes and glassware and need help accepting credit cards, you’ve come to the right place!
Selling pipe and glassware products online is easier now than ever
If you’ve been selling pipe and glassware products for a while, you might already know how difficult it was to process credit cards only a few years ago. Luckily, it’s now considerably easier to find great payment gateways, merchant accounts, and e-commerce platforms for pipe and glassware businesses.
More solutions are now available for pipe and glass websites
Most major e-commerce plug-ins, site builders, and shopping carts can be easily integrated with pipe friendly processing if done carefully and correctly. This opens up a world of possibilities for pipe and glassware e-commerce.
Reliable e-commerce platforms like Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, BigCommerce, Weebly, PrestaShop, and Shopify, to name a few, give you a range of functionalities and allow you to take your online sales of pipes and glassware to the next level.
Top payment gateways for smoking accessories
We work hard to find the very best pipe and glass payment gateways we possibly can to help site owners accept payments safely and successfully.
Lately, we are seeing more big-name e-commerce platforms becoming available to online smoke shops. We’re also seeing some top quality payment gateways and merchant accounts accepting pipe, glass, and smoking accessory sites.
Two of our longtime favorite high-risk friendly payment gateways work very well for pipe and glass e-commerce. Before we dive right into these two top smoking and pipe and glass payment gateways, we need to clarify something. The ideal high-risk payment gateway depends entirely on several factors that can be unique, depending on your specific business.
Deciding what payment processing solution is best for you might depend on your processing history, your region, the shopping cart you use, or the e-commerce platform you use for your pipe and glassware site.
These aspects come into play when choosing any merchant services – be it high-risk merchant accounts, credit card processing providers, etc.
If you need help, you can read more about how to decide on the best payment gateway for your site here. Alternatively, you can always contact us here; we’re more than happy to help you move forward.
Yes, you can use Authorize.Net for high-risk products like pipes and bongs. While the Authorize.Net gateway is an excellent solution for online smoke shops, it needs to be configured correctly to allow high-risk payments. This last step is essential or you risk having your merchant account shut down. Please read our Authorize.Net for High-Risk page to learn more.
Our trusted, independent agents will ensure that your payment gateway and the merchant account it connects to are all pipe and glass friendly – at no direct cost to you.
Choosing the right payment processor is important for all high-risk businesses. However, it’s especially important for glass, pipe, and smoking accessory businesses that sell online since it’s a heavily scrutinized and somewhat regulated industry. Contact us anytime for free, friendly advice.
For WooCommerce to work best for smoking accessories, functional pipe, and glassware sites using WooCommerce you need to be using a high-risk-friendly merchant account on the back-end. We also recommend using a tried and tested plug-in, like the ones we recommend here.
Magento, PrestaShop, or ASecureCart are all great options for processing payments for pipe and glass business owners as they’re compatible with high-risk Authorize.Net accounts and merchant accounts. You’ll get native integration and the solution becomes high-risk-friendly when it’s all set up correctly. Contact us anytime to get payment processing recommendations for pipe and glassware e-commerce.
Shopify with an integrated Authorize.Net account can be a fantastic pipe and glass site builder. Not only will you be able to accept payments, you can also enable recurring billing. In order to make the payment processing high-risk-friendly, you need to connect it with a high-risk 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 great options for pipe and glassware business owners. They connect easily with Authorize.Net, but you do need a third-party solution to make it work as it should. We’ve found that, especially in the last couple of years, Foxy.io is an excellent solution for making these platforms high-risk-friendly.
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 pipe and glassware) on Squarespace” by clicking here.
You can read more about our approach to Authorize.Net here.
Can you use NMI for smoking accessory sites?
Another great solution for accepting online credit card payments on your smoking site is the NMI payment gateway. NMI’s multi-merchant account feature is unique and sets it apart. This means that with NMI – if configured correctly – your smoking site could potentially sell tobacco products too.
While there are many elements to consider, NMI is generally a fantastic high-risk-friendly gateway, and it works with a range of platforms and site builders. For example, NMI works really well with WooCommerce. If you’re a Magento user, we have some good news on the processing front too. NMI is perfectly compatible with Magento, allowing you to sell high-risk products with ease once it’s all set up correctly.
If you run and manage many different sites, then NMI is probably ideal for you. It has a range of fantastic features. We highlight multiple merchant accounts, along with a selection of other handy NMI features on our NMI features page. NMI will make it so much easier to access and manage your different merchant accounts from a single login.
As high-risk payment gateway experts, we’re often asked: “what is the best payment gateway for selling pipes and glass online?” However, that’s not always the most useful question. What might be more useful to know right now are answers to questions like “can I use Authorize.Net with Squarespace,” or “how can I sell glass pipes on Shopify,” etc.
By addressing more specific questions, we can quickly narrow down the best pipe and glassware-friendly payment gateways for your unique business.
For example, a great solution for selling smoking accessories like pipes, grinders, and glassware online could be Authorize.Net with Shopify. It does depend on your unique needs and circumstances, though – you can learn more about using Shopify and Authorize.Net for high-risk sales here.
NMI and Authorize.Net are both great options for online headshops – with the right advice and setup. Integrating NMI or Authorize.Net with site builders and platforms like Wix or Squarespace can be easily and affordably done with the right payment processor. It all depends on your needs, ideal platform, and circumstances.
Please check out our dedicated pages on Authorize.Net for high-risk and NMI for high-risk. These two pages cover all the basic information a new pipe and glass site owner would need to understand each service’s benefits and how to ensure they are properly connected to a merchant account that allows smoke shop products like pipes and glass.
The most straightforward way to find the best payment gateway for your pipe and glassware site is to contact us for some free advice. You can reach us here or use our contact form at the bottom of this page.
Are you new to selling pipes and glass online?
If you’re in the planning and pre-launch stage, you might also be looking for platforms and website creation solutions. In this case, it’s important to understand that you need a gateway, a merchant account, and a headshop friendly platform.
Don’t worry if this seems overwhelming. Just contact us here for help. We’re happy to recommend online smoke shop solutions tailored specifically to your unique business.
Let our experts set up your online headshop’s processing
Without the right experience and research, finding an excellent payment gateway and merchant account combo still isn’t exactly a cakewalk.
There’s a host of factors that come into play when operating within any high-risk industry. However, with the help of our experienced network of industry contacts, we’ll be able to assess your needs and set you up with what you need to get started accepting credit cards – at no cost to you.
When you first get in touch with us, a pipe and glass payment specialist will ask you some standard questions about your business. This will let them identify your best, most stable, and most affordable payment options quickly. Please contact us to get started.
When in doubt, ask a qualified attorney
We recommend that you seek a qualified attorney that knows your industry and is familiar with all the state and local laws that impact you, especially if you are new to the business. Talking to an attorney early in the process is always an excellent way to ensure that you don’t run into any unexpected hassle down the line.
The words and images on your site matter
We know from experience that even small tweaks to your website’s content or social media can make a difference in whether you cross a line with various terms and conditions that payment gateways and merchant account providers enforce. It can be confusing – for example, want to say boro or borosilicate glass? That’s fine. Bangers? No sweat. But many other familiar terms can cause extra complexity. Let our experts review your site and give you a payment gateway quote at the same time – it can save you a lot of time and hassle.
Be careful of your links and redirects
The processors will want to see that your products align will all the rules and regulations. They will be checking to see if you have links from your site to other pages or social media accounts to ensure that those accounts do not have illicit references that could be construed as applying to your products. The underwriters will also see where you applied in the past and want to make sure that you are not merely redirecting traffic from an old, previously declined URL to your new compliant site. This can be complex, so please reach out to us for one on one help.
Our new account specialists are all highly experienced in the high-risk market and can meet your pipe and glassware e-commerce business’s payment needs. You will be assigned a dedicated agent who will walk you step by step through everything you need to do to accept credit card payments on your smoking accessory website. Additionally, our goal is always to have a dedicated point of contact you can call or email – for as long as you process credit cards. We want to be there for the long haul.
Carefully choose which payment services you use for your pipe and glassware site
Are you just starting out and looking for your first payment gateway, or are you reassessing your current one? Either way, there are certain things you’ll need to keep in mind – one of which is that not all payment services are created equal. There are certainly differences between various merchant accounts, between payment gateways, and among different e-commerce platforms.
Even after you’ve done your research, and you know that you’ve found one that is indeed suited for high-risk e-commerce, there are still potential pitfalls. We’ll be able to help guide you through this, making obtaining the payment services you need a pain-free and even pleasant experience overall.
Payment gateways for pipe and glass dropshippers
Tasker Payment Gateways LLC knows that finding the right high-risk payment gateway for pipes, bongs, and glassware can be difficult for businesses using a headshop dropshipper like DankStop, HighLife, or Smokerolla.
Our dedicated, independent payment gateway experts will help you set up a high-risk payment gateway that works for your online smoke shop – even if you are a dropshipper.
Payment gateway, merchant account, and platform combinations
While this might seem like a given, you must be well informed when you make a decision on any of the following for your business:
- The best payment gateway to use for a glassware site
- Which high-risk merchant account to apply for
- What shopping cart or site builder works best for your business
It would help if you also considered how these three work together, and we can help with that. We always keep our ear to the ground for news in this sector, and we know all the industry’s ins-and-outs. We’ll highlight what works best for you and what your options are – at no direct cost to you. We are paid by providers when we send them qualified businesses. We enjoy helping new site owners regardless of whether or not we make money right away.
Over the many years we have been doing this, we have learned that the cliche ‘what goes around comes around’ really is true. When we help an online business by sharing information that helps them thrive, we thrive. It’s as simple as that.
We’ll make sure that you’re well set up with the correct providers you need for your product lines. In some cases, it’s worth having more than one merchant account for different pipe and glassware products to take extra precaution in mitigating the overall risks to your shop. NMI would potentially be a great option in this case. It all depends on your inventory type, location, and sales volumes; we’ll let you know if multiple accounts are something we recommend for your business.
Shopping carts for your pipe and glassware site
As we mentioned earlier, these days, it’s much easier than it once was to find and set up payment gateways for online pipe and glassware stores. More payment gateways allow credit card processing for pipes, glassware, and similar accessories. Simultaneously, the number of big-name e-commerce shopping carts that accept pipe and glassware products has increased dramatically. Among the carts and site builders that we provide payment gateway solutions for are e-commerce giants like Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace, to mention a few.
Need a payment gateway or merchant account recommendation for your pipe and glassware website immediately? Just let us know you need help ASAP, and we will put you at the front of the line. Let us help you get started.
Tasker Payment Gateways LLC: a name you can trust
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Set up a payment gateway for your online smoke shop
With our vast experience in the high-risk e-commerce field, we will help you find the right merchant account for your website. We will also give you a hand integrating your shiny, new high-risk payment gateway with your e-commerce platform of choice.
At Tasker Payment Gateways LLC, we specialize in identifying what solutions are best for you as a pipe and glassware merchant. We will work to steer you clear of serious problems, like held funds or shut-down payment gateway accounts.
We use our extensive, vetted network of contacts in the high-risk market to ensure that we find you the best option possible.
Don’t hesitate to take advantage of our expertise! Contact us – any time – for some free advice and suggestions. We are paid by the providers, not you, so don’t be afraid to reach out for help.