I am currently building my second shop.
I will be selling cannabis CBD products which are legal in EU&UK.
I am having a rough time looking for a payment provider? They are really confusing me.
I know I cannot use Shopify Pay and Paypal, and the question rises - what can I use?
I am based in the UK.
What are my options with already integrated providers?
I'm Aria, a Social Care guru at Shopify.
Authorize.net are known for being fairly open-minded when it comes to the products that are sold through their gateway so I'd check them out first. You can find all of the gateways that are available for UK merchants in this guide. It could be worth reaching out to a few of them to find out what their stance is.
Let me know how you get on.
You're still going to need a merchant account after you've found a CBD-friendly payment gateway. Authorize.net is a Shopify-friendly payment gateway. However, a merchant account and a payment gateway are not the same thing.
Until you know with unquestionable certainty that your merchant account integrates flawlessly with Authorize.net don't spend a dime! Also, you'll want to confirm with Shopify whether or not you'll have to upgrade to Shopify Plus as a prerequisite for integrating API code into the Checkout Page of your store. It's important that you get the answer to this question before moving forward.
The bottom line is, do your homework by making certain that your payment processing solutions and methods are Shopify-friendly. Let those two bundled questions sink in good. Write it down. Finally, make sure that if API code has to be produced, make sure that it can be integrated into the Checkout Page of your store without last minute hidden costs or expenses.
Shopify Approved Developer
Programmer/API Coder & Ecommerce Expert
If you ordered from my website last week, then why are in a Shopify Community Forum expecing feedback from me instead of checking your email or simply giving me phone call directly? Perhaps you need to just check your email or pick up the phone! I'll bet that'll work out better for you.
By the way, the Community Forum is great place to get answers to technical questions relevant to the Shopify platform. If you're dealing with a Shopify approved developer or vendor reach out to that vendor directly. This forum is not an appropriate venue for private business correspondence.
Dear friend, I sent you two private messages and one to your personal email address. We have to comply with Shopify community rules or risk getting banned. In case you are not aware, Shopify forum moderators will delete posts that belong in a private format and will ban those who violate those rules. That's all I'm saying. And, Shopify Developers like myself do not "advertise" here. Instead, we help answer questions as I did in the top post. I explained the different between a payment processor and payment gateway.
Have an awesome day,
Shopify Approved Developer & Partner
Can you possibly call me? (303) 257-4474. That's my directly line and I answer all calls regardless of the time of day. Also, send me a phone number so that we can talk and get this done. It only takes us two hours to get credit card acceptance live on your website.
For reasons unknown to me, our emails are NOT getting through. [firstname.lastname@example.org] [email@example.com]
I'll have to go ahead and refund your payment by this Friday if we have not connected to get this done. I'd hate to leave you stuck in the mud without service, but I cannot keep your money.
Let's get this done.
A Shopify Approved Developer & Digital Marketing Agency