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Shopify , a popular e-commerce shopping cart also offers merchants an integrated payment processing option. But the payment processing is only available to select merchants. According to Shopify Payment Terms; http://www.shopify.com/legal/terms-payments-us , Term 5 -# 53 states Tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers and accessories including e-juice , are prohibited items.
Oddly enough, Shopify will allow Ecig retailers, E-juice merchants, and Vape companies to use their shopping cart. Leaving the merchant to find a credit card processing company on their own. This is common with other shopping carts as well, such as Woo Commerce, 3D Cart, Core Commerce, Volusion, and Magento Enterprise, to name a few.
So why doesn't Shopify allow for E-cig and Vapor retailers to process credit cards with their integrated credit card processing? I do not fully know why except for these products are being labeled as Tabacco products by Shopify. Also, they may not want to be liable for the sales of these products to minors. The bottom line is this - these products are prohibited and the merchant must find a credit card processing solution if they want to use Shopify e-commerce shopping cart.
There is a solution! Merchant Discount Rate specializes in offering Ecig , E-juice, and Vaporizer retailers, credit card processing. MDR integrates seamlessly with Shopify. In fact we offer a free payment gateway to select merchants with no set up fee and no monthly dues and only a small transaction fee.
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