When selling CBD online, many website owners will understandably want to use familiar, big-name payment processors like PayPal, Stripe, or the gateway that comes with their shopping cart. However, popular shopping carts like Shopify are “Powered by Stripe,” which prohibits the sale of high-risk products like CBD on their platform and requires a CBD-friendly Stripe alternative.
Organic Payment Gateways offers easily integrated payment gateways so you can sell your CBD products online and process credit cards with less stress. Our high-risk-friendly payment gateways and merchant accounts integrate with WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Wix, and ClickFunnels, so you can continue using the platform you love without having to start over.
Can you sell CBD using a Stripe payment gateway?
No. Stripe has many categories of restricted businesses listed in their Services Agreement which includes, as they put it, “Products containing any amount of CBD/THC.” But don’t take our word for it – you can read the portion of the Stripe Services Agreement that covers restricted businesses on their website to see for yourself.
Fortunately, we offer stable alternatives to Stripe. Organic Payment Gateways has helped many high-risk businesses successfully sell CBD online using payment processing specifically designed for their exact products.
Why can’t CBD websites process payments with Stripe?
Popular payment processors consider CBD a high-risk product because it’s part of a regulated industry. Unfortunately, many other sectors also fall under the “high-risk” label. It doesn’t mean you can’t sell CBD online – you just have to find alternatives to the big-name payment processors to avoid experiencing a shut-down merchant account or held money. And that’s why Organic Payment Gateways offers high-risk-friendly payment processing – so you won’t have to worry about getting your credit card processing turned off just because you sell CBD.
What else would an entrepreneur need to know before selling CBD online?
It’s important to sit with a qualified attorney before beginning any business involving CBD to ensure your business complies with all applicable regulations. You should make sure your CBD website includes a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each product.
Keep in mind that we are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice, but once your business is set up, Organic Payment Gateways can help you get set up with high-risk-friendly payment processing so you can accept payments for your CBD products.
We can also help you integrate your payment gateway with your shopping cart, so you can keep using the e-commerce tools that are familiar to you.
If you’re ready for a Stripe CBD payment gateway alternative that won’t shut you down because of your product type, contact Organic Payment Gateways today, or click the “Start” arrow below.