I plan on launching my store this weekend however after doing a lot of reading and research, I keep seeing people running into problems with payment gateway options for selling pipes, glassware, tobacco accessories etc. Could anyone give me a rundown on what to do here? How do I pick the right payment gateway for these products and how would I set it up? I don't want to start selling my products and run into the issue of not being able to process the orders due to the wrong payment gateway settings. I am totally lost on this, anyone who has any sort of information on this please help me out :) Thank you all !
My name is John and I'm a Guru here at Shopify!
Thanks for taking the time to post here on our merchant forums about your gateway requirements.
Depending on where in the world you operate from, there are a number of external payment gateways you can partner with to integrate into your Shopify store.
Each of these independent companies would have different guidelines for the products they are willing to support; so it would be necessary to do a bit of research into which gateway would be the right fit for you here.
I know in the past that merchants have used Authorize.net or 2Checkout for product lines that have not been hosted elsewhere, though again, be sure to reach out to the gateways you are interested in so they can confirm your eligibility.
Once you find a gateway to work with, you can select it from the drop-down in your settings > payments menu and proceed to enter your account/merchant ID or whatever other credentials the gateway will provide in order to add it to your store.
You can always reach out to us via support channels too, like firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need any further assistance on anything!
Best of luck with everything here!
My suggestion is to do below,
1st see listed Payment gateways on Shopify with in your country to see one of them can approve and provide you with a merchant facility. (check on third-party gateways list and also on alternative payment gateway list).
If not, find a different Payment Processor who can approve your business but not listed on Shopify, then find a custom Shopify payment gateway integration developer who can integrate it to your Shopify store.
hope it helps.