CBD oil and hemp products: the basics

by Chris Sorensen

At Organic Payment Gateways, we offer high-risk payment gateways for CBD and supplement websites. Our CBD friendly payment gateways make sure that you, as a CBD ( Cannabidiol ) or hemp product site owner, won’t have to worry about online credit card processing. With our years of experience, we’ve become extremely familiar with most e-commerce platforms and software. We make it easy for you to sell your CBD and hemp products online without worrying about how to accept credit card payments.

One question we often come across is “why is it so darn hard for e-commerce site owners selling hemp products online to accept payments anyway?”

Why it’s hard for online stores to sell CBD products, and what you can do about it

Unfortunately, if you’ve been selling hemp products or CBD oil online for a while you already know that it’s not easy. You might have come across many of the different challenges that are common to this industry. The main problem is that if you sell hemp oil, hemp products, or CBD-based products online you’re a high-risk merchant. Now, that can sound a bit intimidating, but there’s no need to worry.

Being in a high-risk category simply means that your industry often experiences challenges that most standard websites don’t. This means that banks and merchant service providers are hesitant to offer their services. The good news is that, as an online business owner, you still have choices. The only difficulty is finding the information that gives you the help you need. This is where we come in. We are here to help provide you the resources, processors, payment gateways and information you need to succeed with your CBD website.  To start, here are some do’s and don’ts:

Do’s and don’ts of high-risk sales

This might seem simple for some of you, but it’s always good to go over the basics.

Hemp product and CBD oil product do’s:

  • Use a high-risk friendly payment gateway
  • Use a high-risk friendly e-commerce platform and software
  • Use a high-risk merchant account
  • Consult a qualified attorney before launching your site

While this might sound obvious, it’s very important to repeat it every now and then. Too often we see site owners who have accidentally set up the wrong foundation for their e-commerce site. We’ve been able to help and give them the payment gateway they need. If you’re curious what platforms you ought to keep an eye out for you can check out our overview of high-risk friendly platforms in our main menu, under CBD Payment Gateways.

Selling hemp products online don’ts:

  • Fall to the temptation of a quick fix (like setting up PayPal or Stripe to accept credit cards)
  • Use merchant services that don’t specialize in your business type
  • Use an e-commerce platform that doesn’t accept your product types
  • Break the law, even “innocently”

The potential issues here can be far-reaching and severe. You’ll run the risk of having your accounts frozen or shut down, or even end up having your funds frozen. Not to mention the obvious – losing your payment processing abilities or getting into regulatory trouble. Essentially, these are things to avoid if you’re in a high-risk industry.

What you need to know about high-risk credit card processing for hemp products and CBD oil

High-risk credit card or debit card processing involves a lot of moving parts. First of all, the products themselves are part of what makes this business type high-risk. For example, when it comes to CBD products, hemp plants, etc., the product is highly regulated. Again, if you’re going to sell hemp or CBD online, you ought to seek out legal advice first. It saves a lot of potential headaches down the road.

We make it possible for you to sell your hemp products and oils online with the freedom to choose the platform you love.

Organic Payment Gateways can help your online hemp store

We specialize in helping business owners who sell supplements, hemp oil, and CBD-based products with payment gateways that make it easier to sell their products online. We do this by ensuring that our payment gateways are high-risk friendly – and able to handle what comes with the territory. We also make sure they integrate with the e-commerce platform and software you use. This way, you’ll be able to accept credit card payments without any hassle or stress.

If you’re looking for a payment gateway for your hemp products and CBD oil, you’ve come to the right place. Simply call uscontact us here, or through our contact form below. We’re more than happy to have a friendly chat about your business’ needs – no pressure. no obligation. We are happy to help.

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