Oct 22, 2018

Payment Processing for Businesses That Sell CBD Oil

The cannabidiol (CBD) market is projected to grow by 700 percent by 2020, and a report by market intelligence firm, Hemp Business Journal, anticipates the market will rise to $2.1 billion by 2020. Studies show that CBD oil has many therapeutic benefits, including antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. CBD contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so it doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects...

Jan 26, 2018

Easy As 1-2-3 – Getting a CBD Oil Merchant Account from EMB

Cannabidiol, or better known as CBD oil, can offer relief to people suffering with long-term conditions, such as seizures and chronic pain. Despite its medical benefits, any business that tries to take on selling CBD oil is up for a challenge. Most of the problems start with confusing laws, individual states and the federal government’s interpretations of laws, and misinformation...

Oct 27, 2017

How to Get a CBD Merchant Account

Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. CBD or cannabidiol is a compound in marijuana that offers many benefits without any high. Health experts are describing the benefits of cannabidiol as extraordinary. It’s a promising treatment for epilepsy, forms of cancer and depression, and more. The fact that CBD is manufactured from...

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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