STRIPE is just killing me

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Guys, i high appreciate if you could help me out.

I run a online store via shopify selling water pipes(for tobacco use only), and my account get terminated as I am considered selling restricted products. However, why other stores(i am not gonna name names), they are also selling the same products and e-cigarette on their website, and as I know they are also using Stripe as their payment gateway without any problems for years! Which is so UNFAIR to me. I have asked the same questions to Stripe support staff, but they never give me a straight answer why there is a double standard…… I personal highly appreciate if you could tell me why and give me opinions how i still could receive order paymnet....HELP

Best regards,

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If you are struggling to find an alternate payment processor please contact me.  My name is Charlie Cicack and I am with BankCard USA.  We specialize in business types that Shopify Payments, Stripe, PayPal, and Square consider "High-Risk".  BankCard USA treats you just like any other business type.

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Best regards,

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Hi there!

Don here from Shopify!

There are definitely a few payment gateway options out there that would be willing to consider hosting your product line. 🙂

I would get in touch with or eMerchant Broker.

One or more of these gateways should be available in your region and would be good leads for a gateway that you can use moving forward. 🙂

All the best!


Don | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Hi I’m @ janeskushco on Instagram I tried opening my own tobacco accessories shop and it went so wrong PayPal has terminated my account even Instagram took down my shop ! Then eventually had to close my Shopify store, still looking for a better way to get my shop up and running again legally.