Shopify’s New Policy Is Not CBD-friendly

As you can see from the screenshots of conversations we’ve had directly with Shopify® staff, the new policy *requires that CBD sellers upgrade their hosting plan to Shopify Plus “if” they want to edit or modify the Checkout Page of their online store* to accept a credit card processing solution other than what Shopify offers.

Guess what? Shopify Plus comes with a monthly price tag of $2,000.00. That’s not a one-time fee. It’s an ongoing monthly fee.

  • Unfortunately, none of their payment processors are CBD-friendly. None of them.
  • If you want to choose a credit card processing solution other than what is currently offered by Shopify, the integration process will involve either placing API code into the Checkout Page of your online store or setting up an ‘offline’ checkout method. Those are your options.

Of course, there are CBD sellers on Shopify® still using Paypal, Stripe, Square and other platforms. They’re slipping under the radar so to speak. However, it’s only a matter of time before they too are discovered and shut down.