Why Can’t I Get Paid?

Major processors don’t allow CBD. You need to move to a place where you can get paid.

Most High Risk Payment Processors Don’t Work With Shopify

If you just built your CBD site on Shopify, Wix, Godaddy or BigCommerce, you’re in for a rude awakening – getting paid is going to be the hardest part of your business. That’s because most of those systems primarily work with Squareup, Stripe and PayPal – all of which prohibit CBD.

Even if you’re processing with one of those three options now, you’ll eventually get shut down and they may (especially in PayPal’s case) hold your funds for 6 months.

So what do you do now?

Try to find one of the very few solutions that work with Shopify, but make sure that you’re not risking your credit and ability to apply for legitimate accounts by signing up for a less-than-savory option.

If your processing agent can’t tell you the bank, the system name, what code, your descriptor, hold times, app times, you’re going to sign up for something that can get you flagged by G2 or get you on the Match/TMF list. You won’t be able to get processing for at least 5 years after such a violation. 

Also, are you on an Aggregate MID? Do you know what that is?

Offshore? Well, it’s expensive, high decline rates, 10% reserves are standard, you can’t take Mastercard (or was it Visa) and pretty often people simply just don’t get paid.

We’ll help you navigate the software, integrations and payment processing space so you can be up, processing and focusing on growing your business.

If you’re on Shopify, you’re just focusing on how to get paid. That’s a huge bummer for everyone. If you’re on Woo, you’re ahead of the game.

Shopify is a great system. But using it for CBD E-Commerce is kinda as smart as building your house on the San Andreas Fault.


How To Migrate

Move Shopify, Wix GoDaddy or Big Commerce.

While the term “migration” is used for moving websites from Shopify to Woocommerce, it’s more than a bit of a misnomer. That’s because the only thing these systems have in common is that they allow you to sell something online. However they are in effect entirely different systems, built in different languages, on different platforms and have no interrelation.

More accurate terminology would be “rebuilding your Shopify website on Woocommerce” because it entails constructing a new Woo website, from scratch, and then either manually moving all the products and details over, or, if you have a very large site, using software for the process.

Chances are you already busted your budget on your Shopify site and don’t have the funds for a new site. You’re in good company. This is a very common scenario.

Unfortunately, unless you’re an experienced WordPress or Woocommerce developer, you will need to invest in the migration/rebuilding of your website.

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