Home-based online FFLs: payment gateways and more-
Selling vintage Purdy side-by-sides and gently used Model 21s? Are reissue Pythons and factory engraved Colts your specialty? Well, regardless of your passion and your specialty, we would love to help your small FFL business accept credit cards online.
At Tasker Payment Gateways LLC, we work to improve the payment processing environment that so many 2A business owners have to struggle with. After all, accepting credit cards as an online FFL is not easy, especially if your business is new.
A+ rated and BBB accredited, we’ve helped FFL business owners, large and small, since 2002. We know how you work, what you need, and how to optimize your online payments to help you prosper.
Ready to roll?
If you already know what to look out for and what you need to have in place to start accepting payments on your website and on GunBroker, please reach out for a free quote today. We’ll be able to pair you with a payment gateway and a merchant account that will work for your business – quickly. It’s worth noting that most, if not all, of our services and recommendations, are free. You can read more about what we do on our About Us page.
You can get in touch with us here if you want to start taking credit card payments online for your FFL products. Looking to learn more about running a home-based FFL? Below are some tips and info that small dealers may find very helpful.
Tips on accepting cards for a small FFL business
When you start out, there is a multitude of things you need to consider. First and foremost, you need to obtain a United States federal firearms license in order to sell your products. On top of that, selling FFL to FFL means adhering to a multitude of Federal, State, and local laws. While we would love to give you all the information you need here, these regulations and legislation changes. You need to consult an attorney specializing in FFL sales to get the most up-to-date and relevant information.
What we do, is give you information as to what payment gateways will work and which platforms allow you to sell your products. Most importantly, we can find a combination that will allow you to run your business without throwing a wrench in the works down the line.
The payment gateways that work best for smaller FFL dealers
We’ve spent a lot of time finding the best possible payment gateways for our second amendment e-commerce clients. We have found a few that work better than others through our decades of working and recommending FFL-friendly payment gateways.
Among the best payment gateways for FFL to FFL online sales, we’ve found that NMI, Authorize.Net, and eProcessing Network are the best fit – when set up correctly with 2A friendly processing on the back end.
However, knowing which gateway works best for FFL sales is one thing. Another is finding the combination that allows you to grow your site successfully over time – and selling your products without encountering unnecessary issues in the long run.
Pick a specialty and make your small FFL site stand out
If you want your FFL website or your auction listing to stand out, then you may want to specialize. Advertising a new Taurus for the same price as Cabella’s will not get you found on Google or Gunbroker, but being the go-to guy, or gal, for Italian “over-unders” or military issue sidearms with a paper trail and a pedigree may just get you found. Whatever your passion is, it will show in your listings and on your site. Sell what you love, and focus on what you know best.
What platforms are best for running a home-based gun business
If you’ve been selling online for a while, you no doubt have come across a multitude of different shopping carts and platforms you can sell products with. However, in order to sell successfully, you want to ensure that you get a platform that allows your product type. Not only that, you want a platform that also integrates a payment gateway that suits your industry type. In short, you want to make sure that the whole works together – not just the individual parts.
Over the many years, we’ve been working with 2A clients, we’ve come across countless variations and combinations of platforms and gateways. During that time, we’ve been able to dilute and narrow down the options to those that work the best. We’ll give you our recommendations in a second, but first, we want to highlight one thing: all businesses are different. Your state, your product range, your customer base all play a part in shaping what will work best for you.
Roman swords and Hessian muskets are a far different market than 80% lowers and Crimson Trace equipped M&Ps. Therefore, they may need different solutions in order to sell online.
If we’re going to be able to recommend the very best options for you, we really do need to know about your business in more detail. That being said – we do know some combinations that work best in general for most business owners.
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Our top 3 recommendations for running a home-based gun business
While it can take a lot of time to get to grips with the FFL to FFL e-commerce business, there are some basic guidelines that will work.
The image below covers our 3 general recommendations for starting a home-based FFL business.
Need help with your FFL e-commerce business?
At Tasker Payment Gateways, we’ve been helping high-risk businesses sell their products online since 2002. Over the years, we’ve gathered invaluable experience and expertise, not to mention industry connections, that provide vital solutions for our clients. If you need help with a merchant account recommendation or to pair you with a payment gateway that will be ideal for your business – get in touch with us today.
We look forward to helping you and your home-based gun business!