Credit card processing for bongs and headshop products on WooCommerce –
At Tower Payments, we provide affordable credit card processing so you can successfully sell bongs, water pipes, and other headshop products online using your existing WooCommerce/WordPress website.
The WordPress WooCommerce combination works very well for online pipe, bong, and headshop sites due to its open-sourced nature which encourages a vast array of plugins and integrations.
Using WooCommerce can help your business avoid issues that often challenge online headshops that process payments online. Specifically, WooCommerce works with numerous high-risk payment gateways, allowing Tower Payments to integrate headshop-friendly credit card processing easily. This flexibility dramatically reduces the chances of your website encountering held money or a shut-down merchant account due to violating a provider’s terms and conditions.
Using WordPress as your platform gives you terrific flexibility when creating and customizing your e-commerce store. However, you need more in order to start selling headshop products – this is where WooCommerce and our e-commerce smoking accessory credit card processing comes in.
Our credit card processing integrates smoothly with the WooCommerce plugin, making it possible for you to accept credit cards for bongs and smoking accessories using WordPress. While we work with a wide range of software, platforms, and shopping carts, WooCommerce stands out as a top smoking accessory e-commerce solution. In addition, our alternatives to the standard options – Stripe, WooCommerce Payments, and PayPal – provide online headshops with true payment processing stability.
Click start at the bottom of this page to apply for headshop-friendly WooCommerce credit card processing.
WooCommerce credit card processing for online headshops
At Tower Payments, we offer easy, affordable smoke-shop-friendly credit card processing. We give headshop website owners the tools and advice they need to sell bongs, pipes, grinders, and other smoking accessories,
Our stable, reasonably priced payment gateways are plug-and-play with WooCommerce. Additionally, we offer one-on-one support and will even do a screen share with you should you need assistance adding headshop payment processing to your WooCommerce website.
As high-risk credit card processing experts, we cater to many high-risk business types. So, it doesn’t matter whether you’re new to headshop sales or have a lot of experience selling smoking accessories online. We’re here to help you start accepting credit card payments. Click the start arrow at the bottom of this page to begin.
Why do headshop websites need high-risk processing?
If you have pipes, bongs, dab rigs, or other smoking paraphernalia listed for sale on your online store, as far as merchant account providers are concerned, you’re running a “high-risk” site. However, being high-risk doesn’t need to cost a fortune, nor does it mean getting an affordable payment gateway that works with WooCommerce should be difficult.
What “high-risk” does mean is that you should generally avoid or carefully review the terms of more standard merchant service providers and payment aggregators like WooCommerce Payments, Stripe, and Shopify. This is because most payment gateways prohibit or severely restrict the online sale of bongs and functional pipes.
If you need headshop credit card processing, click start at the bottom of this page.
Software for bongs and water pipes must be headshop friendly
“High-risk” restrictions effectively apply to site builders and shopping carts, too, although it is often called “prohibited activities” or an “allowed use policy.”
You should take time to read your website builder’s “Terms and Conditions” thoroughly or email the site builder’s risk management or compliance support to ensure you don’t end up with a shut-down website. The same applies to website hosting, shopping carts, plugins, and other software.
This is why we love WordPress and WooCommerce. Due to their open-source structure, WordPress and WooCommerce generally have very forgiving allowed-use policies. You can read WooCommerce’s terms and conditions here.
We have found that most of our clients that use WooCommerce for their online headshop love it- and we love it too because it makes setting up a payment gateway and credit card processing a breeze. Terms and conditions can change, so always review everything carefully and seek the advice of a qualified lawyer before selling paraphernalia online,
Most credit card processors do not allow online headshops
If you sell pipes, grinders, bongs, or dab units online, you’ll quickly discover that all credit card processors are not created equal. Often, you’ll find that headshops, or even certain smoke shop products on your site, are listed under most payment services companies’ “prohibited business types” list.
Tower Payments focuses on helping our clients with stable, affordable, easily integrated headshop credit card processing solutions, and we’d love to help your business sell online.
We take care of the details and allow you to focus on selling your smoking products online. Rather than figuring out how credit card processing works from scratch – you can lean on our experience and leave it to us.
If you’re ready to accept credit cards for your head shop products, click start at the bottom of this page. We’re ready to help you quickly and affordably process high-risk payments for your products on WooCommerce.
Can you use PayPal or Stripe to sell bongs online?
Generally, no. You cannot use Stripe or PayPal to process online credit card transactions for headshop items. Because you’re selling high-risk products, you should avoid relying upon Stripe or PayPal. However, we always encourage you to do your due diligence by checking their respective Terms and Conditions to determine whether your exact smoking accessories are prohibited.
Both Stripe and PayPal are often referred to as payment aggregators. What this means is that they don’t perform the same type of review process ahead of time before accepting and setting up new online merchants in their system. This difference in upfront underwriting, combined with how they manage risk and loss prevention, makes Stripe and PayPal a poor choice for many high-risk WooCommerce stores.
You don’t need to settle for expensive headshop credit card processing
When you’re selling high-risk products like bongs and smoking accessories, it can be difficult to find processing at a cost that works for your bottom line. Even when you’ve found a platform and e-commerce software that supports high-risk sales, like WooCommerce, integrating your accounts can still be challenging.
Many businesses that get approved for a high-risk merchant account settle for whatever processing is available – even if the rates are higher than necessary. Many use unstable or expensive processing because they don’t know that there are better alternatives out there.
We don’t think that’s right. We believe that any legal business deserves the same chance at success. That’s why we offer clear, up-front terms with fair and honest pricing for our high-risk credit card processing clients.
Save money on headshop processing
We’ve found that many clients save money on processing when using Tower Payments. As mentioned briefly above, people often settle for whatever works, as there are plenty of other challenges when opening or running a high-risk e-commerce website.
However, with help from Tower Payments, you’ll get affordable credit card processing that is compatible with WooCommerce and allows your exact headshop products. In addition, with us, you’ll get one-on-one support for as long as you accept credit card payments on WooCommerce.
WooCommerce is excellent, regardless of your product
WooCommerce is a popular, highly rated, open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Period.
WordPress and WooCommerce are great for headshops, but they are also great for just about any e-commerce store. Being open-source is one of their best features, and not just for high-risk site owners. This means that WooCommerce isn’t tied to the same red tape as other e-commerce software. You can run your site as you see fit -within reason.
The plugin also provides the functionality and range of features you’d expect from a top-of-the-line e-commerce shopping cart plugin, including:
- Countless themes which are easily customizable.
- Simple interface for adding products and checkout buttons to pages.
- Excellent tag, category, and attribute set-up for easy product access for customers.
- Excellent product rating and review system to build trust in your store.
- Integrated payment gateway plugins that fit perfectly with Tower Payments’ merchant account solutions.
- Unlimited product capacity, image, and gallery library.
- Shipping, sales tax, and inventory management options,
In short, WooCommerce gives you a lot of freedom to create precisely the e-commerce site you have in mind. The best part is that it works great with our high-risk credit card processing – ensuring that you can accept credit card payments with peace of mind.
Process credit cards on your headshop’s WooCommerce website
There’s no reason why you can’t start accepting credit and debit card payments for your online headshop right away. Better yet, there’s no reason why you should have to agree to pay unnecessarily high fees. With Tower Payments, you’ll get bong-friendly credit card processing that’s affordable, easy to use, and integrates perfectly with WooCommerce.
Remember, we offer clear up-front pricing. We don’t just want to be your processor – we want to be there for you – offering you the support you need to comfortably accept payments online.
We look forward to helping you sell your bongs, hookahs, and pipe and glassware products on WooCommerce. So click start to apply with Tower Payments today!