I am interested finding ways for small farms to sell their food online to SNAP/EBT customers. Does Shopify or Amazon Pay offer methods of accepting SNAP payments so that customer transactions can be handled online?
Thank you for your time,
We have sent you a DM with further details.
Would you also send me information on how to start accepting SNAP benefits through a Shopify storefront.
Thanks so much,
was reading you ?, we are looking for that option as well, did you have any luck getting it set up so that you can accept EBT SNAP on your shopify website?
It's a long process.
You need to be registered with the USDA as a business approved under their requirements among other things.
So right now I am in the process of getting things ready.
In regards to @Chrischurch1 update.
Yes, true Shopify will have a 2% fee on top of merchant fees/card processors fees. It would be an excellent achievement If Shopify can come down at 2% 😊
With our solution, we have managed to overcome other challenges mentioned by @Chrischurch1 ; through our application, Shopify merchants will be able to categorise products as EBT eligible and non-eligible. hence at the point of the checkout, based on product type they created our application can control what can be go through EBT enabled gateway or through normal payment gateway.
So N_Abey, are you processing EBT payments? My company is forced to go through a third-party payment processor and we have to foot the bill for the API integration. Thus, we will make an app for others to use, unless there is a solotion that's out there, already.
We are a Shopify partner and an application developer. As an organisation, we are specialised in integrating third party payment gateways/Payment processors into Shopify stores.
Unfortunately, each Shopify Merchant must find a suitable payment processor and signup directly if they wish to process EBT/SNAP payments. Once this step is completed, you will need to complete payment processor integration process through us or with any other application development agency.
We have already dropped you an email with further details.
Hi NAbey--we currently use Shopify and separate process SNAP/EBT through Totilpay, and we're interested in integrating SNAP into our Shopify account. Can you please reach out to me when you have a chance? email@example.com
hi @esynyc ,
Unfortunately Totilpay do not have a eCommerce payment gateway facility. We have already communicated with them earlier and they have confirmed they only support POS facility.
Other alternative is to sign up with an alternative payment gateway provider who can provide e-commerce payment gateway with SNAP/EBT facility. e.g CardKnox, Square etc.. then we will be able to integrate them without an issue.
We at Advanced Targeting Agency are finishing up our first EBT/SNAP integration. As N_Abey has mentioned you need a gateway payment processor. It took a while, but we teamed up with a world-class gateway payment processor, published the API, and are rolling it out on Word Press and Shopify. With the API you can integrate it yourself or hire N_Abey. I recommend you hire a third party like N_Abey because it requires a little extra programming. We get a referral credit, so, email mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will introduce you to the payment processor.
We are happy to assist you integrating SNAP/EBT enabled payment gateway with your Shopify store.
Please note ability accept SNAP/EBT payments through qualified goods, merchant must have USDA approval.
How to Get Started Submit Your Letter of Intent to the USDA
If you’re a SNAP retailer in a participating state who is willing and able to comply with SNAP’s Online requirements, you are eligible to join the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. Well over half of U.S. states are now participating in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot, with more states joining all the time.
To confirm that you can meet all of the SNAP Online requirements, you will need to submit a Letter of Intent to the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Click here for more information
Once you complete the above process, you will be able to sign up with participating merchant provider for an online merchant facility ability to accept EBT/SNAP cards. (If required, We are happy to assist you finding a participating merchant provider too)
@N_Abey Hello! Please send me an email with pricing regarding your EBT/SNAP payment gateway integration. I've already submitted a letter of intent to the USDA. email: email@example.com
We are happy to assist with your requirement. To start with could you please share/DM us your preferred SNAP/EBT payment gateway providers "Developer API documentation" with your contact details?
Once it is shared, we can integrate them as a private payment gateway to your Shopify store. Once integration is completed , your preferred gateway will listed under alternative gateway list under your Shopify store settings-payments. And also it will work same as other public listed gateways on Shopify store.
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