In the world of e-commerce, there are now online shopping cart platforms to suit every need. However, as a high risk online business and supplement merchant, you need to take the time to understand more than just the benefits of any new software. It’s also important to pay attention to other particular areas of interest, like how you can accept payments on the platform. In this article, we will go over some important information as it relates to Shopify and the dietary supplements and nutra business. Many platforms have great design features, others have solid inventory control with customer relations tools and they range considerably in price and support. One of the most popular platforms is Shopify – small business owners, in particular, prefer the “ease of use” and layout friendly interface it provides. However, all online shopping carts require integration with a payment gateway and merchant account before sales are possible through the Shopify website. The standard Shopify Payments system makes things fairly simple when it comes to new merchants accepting credit card transactions, however, this may not be the right solution for some businesses, especially high-risk merchants.
Supplement merchants using Shopify as a shopping cart platform may not be aware that their products are considered high-risk by many payment processing systems. As a result, using the default payment processing provided might not be the best solution. During setup of the payment processing neither the merchant nor the processor may be aware of the high-risk status of the supplements being sold. The Shopify e-commerce website is subsequently launched and transactions start to be processed. Everything is going well and both merchant and bank processor seem happy. However, inevitably it will come to light that the supplements for weight loss, colon cleanse, brain care and skin care etc. are deemed high-risk and one or several events may ensue.
1. Supplement merchants will be notified that they need to find alternative processing.
2. Supplement merchants can have their merchant account shut-off.
Supplement merchants using Shopify as their shopping cart platform would be prudent in taking steps to secure a reliable credit card processor that is tailor-made for their industry. At E-Commerce 4 Internet Marketers, we’re uniquely specialized in the area of providing online payment processing for high-risk businesses such as supplements and nutraceuticals, plus we have highly trained technical experts that are familiar with the Shopify platform. As payment industry experts and Shopify partners, we are uniquely qualified to help supplement merchants and nutraceutical businesses accept credit card payments online with Shopify.
Additionally, supplement merchants don’t already have to have a processor in place via Shopify to take advantage of E-Commerce4IM’s customer support. New merchants can benefit from ECommerce4IM securing a good payment processor and integrating the gateway/merchant account in preparation for site launch.
Call us today for information about our high-risk merchant accounts that work directly with Shopify. 800-570-1347