Credit card processing for nutritional supplements

Nutritional supplement websites are often prohibited from accepting credit cards by standard payment gateways like Stripe, Shopify Payments, and PayPal. Tower Payments fills this gap by providing affordable, stable supplement-friendly credit card processing that works with all popular website builders, including Shopify, WooCommerce, and Wix.

To accept online credit card payments for nutraceuticals or nutritional supplements, you need a high-risk merchant account integrated with a payment gateway. Regardless of whether you’re a GMP-certified manufacturer of age-old nutritional products or want to set up an e-commerce store reselling cutting-edge dietary supplements, a high-risk merchant account is often necessary to avoid having your payment processing shut down by PayPal or Stripe.

By taking advantage of Tower Payments’ years of industry experience, you can ensure your high-risk credit card processing is the best fit for your nutraceutical or nutritional supplements business.

As society becomes more focused on health and fitness, the demand for supplements is increasing. If you’re about to start your online nutritional supplement business, now is a good time to do so.

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Are you a nutritional supplement website owner looking for credit card processing?

supplements tower payments in content imageIf you’ve only just expanded your e-commerce store to include a broader range of products for your health and wellness customers, you might have been surprised to find that standard payment gateways, like Stripe, Square, and PayPal, have rejected you. 

Although technically different, for the purposes of obtaining a merchant account, nutraceuticals, homeopathic products, vitamins, and nutritional supplements are all considered “ingestibles” or even “pseudo-pharmaceuticals.” Generally, merchant account providers use the term supplements or “nutra products.” However, there is a difference between a “nutra” and a supplement. Nutraceuticals are commonly described as a concentrated form of a substance derived from food. On the other hand, nutritional or dietary supplements (sometimes only referred to as “supplements”) are usually a vitamin, mineral, herb, or other plant-based chemical used to supplement your nutrition. As the difference can become confusing, we find that most payment processors use these terms interchangeably.

Why online supplements are considered high risk

The nutritional supplement industry is deemed high-risk mainly because the risk of consumer dissatisfaction is relatively high. These are two reasons why you often need a high-risk merchant account in order to accept credit card payments online. Tower will provide your website with affordable, fair, high-risk credit card processing and take the time to help you integrate your payment gateway with your shopping cart.

Supplements and nutraceuticals must be sold carefully

Nutritional supplements are just one of many industries that are categorized as high-risk due to the high regulatory standards in place. Businesses selling nutritional supplements must maintain full compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations that are in place. This is true if you are selling any variety of nutraceutical, nutritional, or dietary supplements. This covers products ranging from natural male enhancement to probiotics. If a nutra/supplement business does not comply with all relevant regulations, there are potentially grave consequences. Therefore, we strongly recommend sitting with a qualified attorney before marketing any nutritional supplements online.

Nutritional supplements and chargebacks

Nutraceutical or dietary supplement businesses generally experience more chargebacks than standard e-commerce websites. Their higher chargeback rate is often due to over-the-top claims, unrealistic client expectations, marketing failures, or friendly fraud. Additionally, in times past, a favorite marketing strategy for nutritional supplement e-commerce sites was free trials with payments after 30 days. While the free trial marketing strategy was undoubtedly profitable, it was very vulnerable to chargebacks and is prohibited now by credible high-risk credit card processors.

Easy nutra payment processing integration

With over 20 years in the industry, we have a great deal of experience with all major shopping cart integrations, including:

  • BigCommerce nutritional supplement credit card processing
  • Checkout Champ nutritional supplement credit card processing
  • Shopify nutritional supplement credit card processing
  • Wix nutritional supplement credit card processing
  • WooCommerce nutritional supplement credit card processing

Start accepting nutra credit card payments on your website

Unlock the full potential of your nutra website with Tower Payments’ high-risk credit card processing. Our expert tools and guidance make it easy for you to securely process payments on your site, so your customers can pay with ease, confidence, and convenience.

With Tower Payments on your side, you’ll get access to a high-risk merchant account that fits your website’s unique needs. Say goodbye to the hassle and frustration of payment processing, and say hello to a seamless, stress-free experience.

Ready to get started? Simply click the Start arrow below and take the first step toward unlocking your website’s full potential.