Payment provider for smoking pipes Australia

Payment provider for smoking pipes Australia

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I am just wondering if anyone knows any payment provider that allows the selling of smoking pipes?


Shopify says my item is legal and fine to sell on their site but is listed under "drug paraphernalia" so I can't use their payment gateway.


Please, if anyone knows any suggestions for payment gateways for Australian citizens let me know! 


This is quite urgent as no one on my site can pay via credit card.


Thank you,


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Shopify Staff
2050 267 242

Hey @trappuff,


Thank you for reaching out to the Community! I'm happy to provide some assistance with locating a payment provider that will support the goods and services you're looking to sell. 


As smoking pipes do fall under the drug paraphernalia category within the Terms of Service for Shopify Payments, I recommend checking out our list of Third-Party Payment Providers. We support over 100 providers to ensure you're able to continue accepting credit cards online. 


To configure a third-party payment provider, you can check out our Configuring Third-Party Payments document for detailed steps on how to complete this. It outlines however, you can: 


  • Head to Settings > Payments, from the Shopify admin. 
  • Do one of the following:

    • If you have Shopify Payments enabled:
      • In the Shopify payments section, click Manage.
      • At the bottom of the page, click Switch to a third-party provider, and then click Switch to a third-party provider again to confirm.
    • If you don't have Shopify Payments enabled, then in the Shopify payments section, click See all other providers.
    • If Shopify Payments isn't available in your country, then in the Payment providers section, click Choose a provider.
  • Select the provider that you want to use from the list.

  • Enter your account credentials for the provider that you selected.

  • Click Activate.

  • Click Save.


Please let me know if you have any other concerns. 

Blair | Shopify 
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I just need to know what payment gateways do accept the selling of smoking pipes in Australia. If you know any payment gateways that aren't strict on items related to "drug paraphernalia" that would be great to know.



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Hi Trappuff,


Was wondering if you got a response for this - we are also looking for an alternative payment provider.