Shopping cart spotlight: Agora Cart – affordable and high-risk friendly

A shopping cart with the ability to accept high-risk payments in mind

When it comes to shopping carts for hard to place merchants like FFL dealers, glassware & pipe merchants, or vape websites, there are a million programs out there, but not all of them hold the merchant’s interests at heart. Agora Cart is an open source cart program for your high-risk e-commerce website that has always focused on – and will always focus on – the end user (you).  With reasonable one-time payments for lifetime usage and multiple options for building your web-store, Agora Cart is a powerful asset to any e-commerce business. Their flexibility is especially helpful to businesses in need of diverse payment options due to being considered a “prohibited product or service” by many in the payment gateway and credit card processing industries.

Payment flexibility

Agora cart integrates easily with Authorize.Net and NMI giving our high-risk merchants, such as electronic cigarette sites, premium cigar web-stores or online FFL dealers, a host of commonly “prohibited category” merchant account options. Please fill out the form below if you need a payment gateway or a merchant account recommendation for your high-risk e-commerce store. Don’t let the term “high-risk” scare you away from great business opportunities.

Setting you up to accept payments is fairly simple. It involves us recommending an appropriate merchant account specifically suited to the products you are selling, and then getting the payment gateway itself integrated in order for you to accept credit cards for your Agora Cart store.

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Looking to learn more? Keep reading below the contact form to learn about the features and benefits of Agora Cart for high-risk merchants.

Open source goodness

As previously mentioned Agora Cart is open source, which means programmers can build their widgets and add-ons to increase the power. This also opens up those options for those of us who don’t program, by going to the forums for “Agora-nauts” and looking through the community, you can see what Agora Cart has to offer that might make your job of marketing your high-risk product or service a lot easier.

Being open source, Agora Cart can be more flexible than even the most expensive cart and e-commerce software solutions. As a bonus, their additions, or “Widgets” are often free. It is important for us to warn you that you should do your research before just adding any widget or app to your website. It is possible for people to create widgets to access your information, so only use widgets and apps that have good reviews and come from reputable sources.

Agora Cart has templates you can use, or you can build your web store from scratch.  There is no limit to the number of products or categories you can have with Agora Cart and it is already loaded with multiple tax rates and over ten shipping methods, so you have more flexibility right out of the gate. Agora Cart is also SSL and Shared SSL compatible, giving you a potential advantage of the SEO and security side of things. Agora Cart is a platform that can be as simple or as complex as you want it, which essentially means the sky is the limit when it comes to expansion and making your web-store exactly the way you want it to be.

In many ways, this is simply another advantage of it being open-source, it has fewer restrictions. This flexibility will also make it possible for you to have multiple product lines and more channels to sell your merchandise. Please note, if you are running multiple online stores, and have multiple merchant accounts, we can offer you a merchant-controlled NMI payment gateway that allows you to add multiple merchant accounts and manage them all from one payment gateway log-in. You can read more about our NMI offer and it’s multi-merchant account features here.

Secure and supportive

With Agora Cart you will feel comfortable knowing if anything goes wrong there is a great support service, as well as a community forum full of information and instructions. If you are looking for a great customizable e-commerce cart for your high-risk web-store, you should research Agora Cart.

Agora Cart has great potential if you are willing to put a little bit of effort into it. Out of the gate, it can be daunting to think about everything you want to build your website into, but it won’t take long before you see it take form and, with a little help from us, you can be charging credit cards and marketing your products in no time. In addition to Agora Cart support, we are also available if you have any questions about high-risk payment gateways or need some merchant account advice.