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Square point-of-sale and online payments for pipes, glass, and cigars

Tasker Payment Gateways LLC helps online businesses that sell pipes, glass, and cigars accept credit card payments for their products online using high-risk-friendly payment gateways and merchant accounts.

A+ rated and BBB accredited, we have been in business since 2002 and are always looking for new ways to help high-risk businesses overcome obstacles to payment processing and integrations. 

For help accepting credit cards online, contact us today. You can also read below to learn about selling online while synching inventory with Square POS. 

Square POS allows in-person-only payment processing for smoke shops

Many of the businesses we work with are online only, but some sell their products both online and in a physical store. In this piece, we’ll look at some tools to help manage your online smoke shop business when you are using Square to process in-person sales.

The Square point-of-sale (POS) system works well for many businesses that receive in-person payments for cigars, pipes, and glass. Sometimes we hear from smoke shop owners who, after getting established in a physical location with in-person sales, have decided they’d like to branch out into online selling so they can bring in new customers from a larger area.

One difficulty that many of these businesses encounter at this point is that, even though Square is a great payment solution for in-person transactions of smoke shop items, they do not offer payment processing for these same products when they’re sold online. Here is Square’s prohibited goods and services list for their POS system, which includes this item at the end: “Internet/mail order/telephone order of age-restricted products (e.g., tobacco).”

Smoke shop payment processing that works online too

For a glass, pipes, and cigars business that is already established with the Square POS system for in-person sales, a different payment solution becomes necessary for online sales – one that is also high-risk friendly. Fortunately, a high-risk-friendly payment gateway like Authorize.Net can work great for smoke shops, as long as it’s paired with a merchant account on the back end that’s set up specifically for the business’s products.

Tasker Payment Gateways LLC can provide merchant account recommendations and can also assist with integrations to help make sure your payment solution is set up correctly for your product type. You can learn more on our About Us page.

Online smoke shop payment processing that synchs with your Square inventory

For a business that operates both online and in person, managing inventory between the two fronts is vital to keeping things running smoothly. To help with this, the Shopify app store offers a plug-in called SKU IQ Inventory Management that helps keep both aspects of the business synched up.

If you’re already using Square, you don’t have to switch or redo your entire business’s payment system just to add online sales to your existing pipes, glass, and cigars business.

With the combination of Shopify, Authorize.Net, and the SKU IQ plug-in, as well as a high-risk-friendly merchant account on the back end, your business will be set up to process payments for your high-risk products online.

Get started accepting online smoke shop payments

Getting high-risk payment processing set up can require more than one integration, and Tasker Payment Gateways LLC is happy to help you with the setup of a smoke shop payment gateway and merchant account recommendation.

When you contact us for high-risk-friendly payment processing help, you’ll talk to a real person who will use their experience to get you set up correctly to sell your cigars, pipes, and glass online, so your business can avoid facing shutdowns just because of your product type.

Contact Tasker Payment Gateways anytime to find out how we can help you expand your in-person smoke shop to include online sales. Simply complete the short form below and we’ll get to work!