How to process credit cards for bongs and water pipes on Shopify

If you sell bongs or other everyday smoking and headshop products on Shopify, you’ve no doubt found that taking credit cards on a head shop website is not always an easy task. Luckily, Tower Payments can help your website process payments!

Shopify is a dominant e-commerce platform for a reason. Website owners, from huge enterprise businesses to small startups, choose Shopify due to its stability, ease of use, and the variety and quality of their site-building templates.

In recent years, more online head shop merchants selling smoking accessories like bongs, water pipes, grinders, rolling papers, and stash boxes have started setting up their e-commerce site with Shopify, but they often have challenges taking credit card payments.

With Tower Payment’s credit card processing solutions, you’ll be able to accept payments for bongs and water pipes on your Shopify site in no time. We integrate easily with the native Shopify shopping cart so you can avoid common issues like held funds and shut-down merchant account accounts along the way.

At Tower Payments, we provide credit card processing that is an excellent fit for bong and smoking accessory website owners using Shopify.

How to take cards for high-risk products like water pipes and smoking paraphernalia

If you’re a high-risk website owner, you’ve probably found it hard to set up payment processing that’s efficient and reliable. There are plenty of pitfalls to avoid when finding high-risk credit card processing, but the good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. With Tower Payment’s full-service, affordable credit card processing, you’ll get support when you need it regardless of any questions you might have.

Setting up a head shop merchant account and payment gateway for Shopify needs to be done correctly. We will not only ensure that the payment gateway software works with Shopify seamlessly, but also that the credit card processing itself allows for the sale of smoking paraphernalia. You can learn more about us here.

Why is credit card processing difficult for head shop websites?

There are plenty of factors that make credit card processing challenging for bong and water pipe websites looking for a merchant account. For example, you may face a higher chargeback rate than more traditional business types. More importantly, many conventional payment gateway providers just do not want to be associated – in any way – with smoking paraphernalia.

Unfortunately, financial institutions categorize online smoking accessory businesses as high-risk. This means that fewer banks, credit card processors, or “merchant service providers” are willing to offer you payment gateway integrations that work with Shopify.

Tower Payments provides excellent, cost-effective Shopify-compatible high-risk credit card processing as well as advice and support whenever you need it – from a real person – in real-time. We also promise you will get honest pricing and no surprise fees.

Let us jumpstart your Shopify head shop site with an affordable high-risk merchant account that allows all your smoking accessories – including bongs, water pipes, and stash boxes – and we promise we’ll keep working for you in the long run.

Contact us any time to get started using the form at the bottom of this page.

Why is Shopify popular with bong and water pipe site owners?

Many of our bong and water pipe credit card processing clients find that Shopify is a superb site builder for their online headshop. It has all the features you could want or need from an online e-commerce platform.

  • Flexible shopping cart integrations
  • Plenty of beautiful themes to choose from and customize
  • Easy management of your products, inventory, and services
  • A highly intuitive e-commerce store interface
  • Various 3rd party Shopify apps to enhance your website’s functionality

In summary, it is no surprise that Shopify is a very popular platform. Having said that, we want to stress that you need to set up your Shopify site properly for high-risk online payment processing.

First, if you sell smoking accessories online, you’ll want to avoid Shopify’s standard payment solution – Shopify Payments. Don’t get us wrong, Shopify Payments is an excellent solution for most merchants, but high-risk website owners need to look elsewhere or they risk having funds held or their account shut down for violating Shopify Payments’ terms and conditions. The same is true for the majority of high-risk business types using Shopify, regardless of their particular industry.

Another thing to keep in mind is that standard merchant accounts, payment gateways, and traditional merchant services in general, are not realistic options for you. You’ll need to integrate high-risk credit card processing to make sure it will work for your product type.

If you’re planning on using Shopify for bong and water pipe sales, there’s no need to worry. We’re more than happy to set up and integrate our payment processing service with your Shopify store today.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at any time. We can help you through the entire set-up process, and we’ll be with you every step to make sure our payment processors are working efficiently for you and your business.

Start processing credit card payments for bongs and water pipes on Shopify today

If you’re looking for credit card processing for your Shopify bong and water pipe smoking accessory shop, you’ve come to the right place. With our processing solutions, you’ll be able to accept credit card payments online in no time.

With Tower Payments, you won’t need to worry about integrating headshop credit card processing for your Shopify site. We’ll incorporate our credit card processing service into a Shopify-compatible payment gateway for you.

Ready to get started? Just use the short contact form below and we’ll get to work.

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