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Selling CBD products- How can I connect a third-party payment processor?


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Site URL: https://www.luxandleaf.com/

Hello everyone! I have a question regarding selling CBD products in Squarespace.

So I created a website for a client who sells skincare beauty products that contain CBD oil (https://www.luxandleaf.com/). However, I wasn't able to connect Stripe or Paypal because they do not allow transactions that are for CBD.  I'm looking into third-party payment processors like Foxy.io (https://www.foxy.io/squarespace) Does anyone have experience with them? and how it works? or any other suggestions?!

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Yes, you can integrate your squarespace site with foxy.io using square as a payment processor to sell CBD product. My site, stillycbd.com uses this solution.   There are some limitations usi

On 4/2/2020 at 9:47 PM, DanielaCervantes said:

I'm looking into third-party payment processors like Foxy.io

They offer very flexible services, but bear in mind the additional costs. Unless you subscribe to the $250 per month plan, you'll pay another $20 per month on top of your Squarespace fees, plus another 15c per transaction on top of the payment processor fees.

Ecwid is another option.

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I would recommend less popular payment systems, such as Fondy, for example. I can't really say if they allow this kind of payments, though. And there is a lot of payment system which allows making transactions in crypto. One of my friends lives in Eastern Europe, and he buys weed using crypto because weed is forbidden in his country. Did you think about something like that, OP? BTW, I buy CBD online, directly from manufacturer. My favorite product is gummies. The question is: why don't you sell these products directly?

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On 7/21/2020 at 10:44 PM, clarson1229 said:

I was also curious to get your opinion on how much effort is required to connect one of these third party processors and if you can actually fully integrate it with the square space orders. 

To be clear, you cannot connect any third party processors to Squarespace Commerce. This means that nothing can be integrated with Orders, Inventory, the Cart or the Checkout. The only way to use a third party processor is to use it in isolation of the Squarespace features or use a payments system built into another eCommerce system.

Examples include SendOwl, Shopify, Foxy.io, Ecwid and so on. If it helps, I have written guides that explain how to use SendOwl with Squarespace, or how to use Shopify Buy Buttons to take advantage of the many payment services available in Shopify:

Using SendOwl with Squarespace

How to add Afterpay or Klarna to Squarespace

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Has anyone done this successfully ? I'd love to see a working site selling something using a third party payment option - I'm afraid the extra step will push customers away.

I was completely ignorant as to how much of an issue this is for my CBD business.

I got a quote today of €850 setup fee, €100 per month plus 4%+€.3 per transaction from a payment provider !

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I am in an herbalist business owners group on FB and someone posted that they found a way to do this, though not ideal by any means. 
 

Square offers CBD accounts, and square integrates with Ecwid ecommerce. So they have a squarespace website, and they integrate the Ecwid products on that website, and the payments are processed via their square CBD account. 
 

I want to see a better solution. I have a fully legal client with CBD licenses who can’t sell on her squarespace site and for obvious reasons, doesn’t want to source through a third party commerce app. 

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Someone posted that they found a way to do this. Square offers CBD accounts, and square integrates with Ecwid ecommerce. So they have a squarespace website, and they integrate the Ecwid products on that website, and the payments are processed via their square CBD account. 

Indeed, Ecwid can be used with Squarespace to allow you to take payments with Square. As mentioned in my previous post (above), this does not mean that you can integrate it with Squarespace Commerce - you can't. You'll be using Squarespace for the website only, not for the commerce features. The commerce features will all be managed on Ecwid, including product inventory, sales, analytics and checkout.

If you have less than 10 products in your store, you can get a free Ecwid account to display your products on a Squarespace website using Ecwid Buy Buttons and take payments with Square. Bear in mind that Square typically takes a larger cut of all transactions than Stripe. Their standard online rate is 2.5% but for CBD businesses it is 4.2% + 30¢ per transaction. If you have more than 10 products you'll need Ecwid's Venture plan at $15/€15/£12.50 per month in addition to the Squarespace and Square costs.

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Yes, you can integrate your squarespace site with foxy.io using square as a payment processor to sell CBD product. My site, stillycbd.com uses this solution.

 

There are some limitations using foxy.io

- You need to be somewhat tech savvy as there is a decent amount of java involved, although the documentation they provide is pretty good

- As paul2009 mentioned, there are transaction fees involved

- It's not built into Squarespace's checkout, so customers are taken to a third party checkout (foxycart)

 

If you'd like some more in depth instructions, feel free to reach out. Foxy team has also been really helpful with set up.

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