E-Commerce · Online Payments

CBD-friendly payment gateways

Didi Fraioli Creative Director, Brand Storyteller, Advisor; I create content that delivers measurable results

Last updated on April 25th, 2019

Does anyone know of a reliable payment gateway that can integrate with Shopify or Squarespace that is CBD-friendly? It would also be great if they didn't charge revenue-prohibitive fees. Thanks!

**edit: Thank you so much to all who have responded so quickly! I've just begun doing research but haven't been satisfied with the info I've come across elsewhere. I have a startup in the idea phase and truly appreciate all of your input. Peace.

Brandon Kirkland Creating Digital Experiences that Shoppers love.

Last updated on April 25th, 2019

Shopify recently announced they're not allowing third party payment gateways with their platform anymore, try BigCommerce, it's where we work with CBD companies.


Also, for a gateway, try,

Merchant Nations merchantnations.com

or merchantx.com


Good luck Didi

Toren Ajk

April 26th, 2019

Last week we had several CBD companies that are currently on Shopify approach us about moving their sites over to our new native AMP WooCommerce platform https://ampwptools.com/product/accelerate-pro/.


We work with Total-Apps for payment processing solutions and they have told us that Shopify is shutting down all CBD sales processing on their platform. They have their finger on the pulse of all payment processing trends so based on what they said I'd stay clear of Shopify.


I'm not sure about Squarespace but if you are open to a WordPress solution then I'd be happy to discuss your needs.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business coach

April 25th, 2019

As you know, most traditional banks won't handle risky transactions. I'm surprised you haven't just typed in your search, because I find many reports ranking industry friendly payment gateways, even integrating with e-commerce platforms. Your industry's magazines and associations have a lot to tell you about this subject. Use those for your research, that's why they exist.

Nicholas Petros Head of Growth @ PinchForth | Co-Founder, Stealth B2B Network

April 25th, 2019

Hey Didi! Good question. 1) I'd recommend not getting tied into Shopify this early (unless you're already contracted). There's a bit of a boom coming into the eCommerce world, a lot of decentralized processors that are super inexpensive and open up distribution (so more than just a store), so selling online's about to be much cheaper. 2) Check out Team Merchant if you want to go super low. They're awesome guys (small shop) that help find the best / most appropriate system for you.


I don't have a business relationship with Team Merchant (although I'd love to). Full disclosure I am working on one of the decentralized services. Much more focused on distribution (sell your stuff everywhere instead of being locked in a store). But there are a lot of players about to emerge, and some big funding behind them so if you can hold out a bit longer and everything will be much less expensive and easier to dig into.


Good luck!!!

Tabish Rizvi

April 25th, 2019

My friend Will Elliot at Flowhub might be able to help. Copied. Regards, Tabish Rizvi 101 W. 24th Street, Apt. 12A New York, NY 10011 +1 (917) 216-3329 (M) +1 (212) 727-2005 (H) +1 (212) 867-8226 (F) trizvi05@gsb.columbia.edu (E) www.linkedin.com/in/tabish89 Sent from an iOS device, so kindly excuse brevity, errors, and omissions.

Tristan Denyer Front-end Developer and Software Engineer (former UX Designer) at OneMarket

April 26th, 2019

Whichever gateway this company is using should work for you: https://www.sagelynaturals.com/ They are in Shopify, sell CBD products and accept online payments. Would be surprised if this would t would for you too.