The Best Ecommerce Platform & Solutions for Selling Vapes & Tobacco
Selling e-vapor products online doesn’t need to be difficult. Yes, vaping products are highly regulated. Yes, there are many ecommerce platforms to choose from. Below we will outline the best solution for selling vape products online today.
The Right Way To Sell Vapes Online
IntuitSolutions is one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise-level ecommerce vape solutions. We know the ins and outs of what you need to do to be a leading vape company that is also fully compliant with FDA regulations. Put simply, we know the right way to sell regulated products online.
The most important factors when considering the sale of vape or other tobacco products online are the heavy regulations enforced by the FDA. You need to stay compliant with state laws and FDA regulations. The right way to mitigate risk when dealing with these laws is by using a vape-optimized ecommece platform with specialized custom software.
We’ve got everything you need to keep your business compliant while empowering your online store, so you can make more sales.
Keep reading below to learn more about our ecommerce vape solutions.
What's The Best Ecommerce Platform for Vape?
Let us provide you with the easy answer: BigCommerce is unequivocally the best ecommerce platform for vaping products – especially if you consider our seamless integrations of custom software, including Chargify Commerce, Ebizio, and Excise Tax Manager.
IntuitSolutions’ easy-to-use, quick-to-install custom software is only possible on BigCommerce because of key decisions the ecommerce platform practices to put their online store owners on a higher pedestal.
Keep reading below to learn more about BigCommerce.
Everyone Can Pay to Play on BigCommerce
If it’s legal, BigCommerce will allow you to sell it. There’s no legal gray area for selling products on BigCommerce, which means that your store won’t suddenly get deactivated if the ecommerce platform suddenly decides the products you sell don’t agree with their terms and conditions, as some other ecommerce platforms are known to have done. Feel confident that your financial investment in your site is secure thanks to BigCommerce’s no-BS approach to its policies.
One Ecommerce Platform with Many Payment Gateways
BigCommerce is payment agnostic, meaning it offers 65 payment gateways with the platform, even as other major ecommerce platforms focus on bundling hosting and payment together. Since only certain payment gateways permit payment processors to collect on e-vapor and CBD sales, a vape store or CBD seller could get excluded using other ecommerce platforms. For instance, the payment gateway/processor Square prohibits the sale of “occult materials,” while PayPal bars the sale of “sexually oriented digital goods.” Both of these payment processors, and others – such as Auth.net and Braintree – are available on BigCommerce – giving the store owner the power to choose.
BigCommerce’s Policy of Openness and Transparency Means More Tools for E-Vapor
Since BigCommerce provides developer access into the Checkout, IntuitSolutions has been able to build powerful tools for selling restricted products, like vaping, alcohol, CBD, and even ammunition. From shipping and taxes to customer identity verification and subscription billing, IntuitSolutions’ custom software provides BigCommerce store owners with the confidence they need to stay legal in a regulated marketplace.
The Best FDA Compliance Solutions for Selling Vape Online
Managing and Providing Excise Taxes from Municipality to State
Death and taxes: two of life’s certainties. Breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the excise taxes on your online sales of tobacco and other regulated products are covered. With Excise Tax Manager, you control the areas where tax is levied as well as the tax rate for each Product, ensuring it’s calculated with pinpoint accuracy. Manage the excise taxes down to the SKU level, with choices to implement tax based on a percentage of the sale price or on a custom flat rate – as well as the ability to specify an exact location, down to the zip code.
Restrict Shipping by Product or Location
Some municipalities have banned the sale of all non-tobacco e-liquid flavors. Others have banned the sale of all flavors except menthol and tobacco. Some states have no regulations on the sales of vapes at all! Set up and easily manage your restrictions with IntuitSolutions’ Shipping Restrictions application. Can’t sell your products to minors? Our Shipping Restrictions app has a solution for that, as well as age and identity verification to further prevent underage users from accessing prohibited products.
Age and Identity Verification for BigCommerce
IntuitSolutions teamed up with Veratad to deliver an identity verification suite that integrates seamlessly with BigCommerce’s Checkout Page. Our Veratad Connector allows customers to progress through the sales funnel unimpeded and fires an age and identity verification system post-order in the background to ensure that no customers will be dissuaded from completing their purchase.
However, if you wish to have a greater measure of control over the users on your site, IntuitSolutions’ Veratad Connector also verifies age and identity upon BigCommerce customer account creation.
Subscription Billing and Management for Restricted Products
Subscription products are the newest trend in ecommerce. A customer can set up the frequency for how often they would like to receive their products, and IntuitSolutions’ Chargify Commerce does the rest – including automated customer communications and analytics management in addition to injecting the order into BigCommerce. Add to the fact that IntuitSolutions’ Chargify Commerce integrates smoothly with IntuitSolutions Excise Tax Manager and Veratad Connector, and you have nearly everything needed to create a complete shopping experience.
Create Trusted Spaces for Your Customers to Shop Online
Customers need to trust an ecommerce store in order to place an order. Since BigCommerce permits developer access to theme files as well as Checkout, IntuitSolutions was able to implement Veratad’s Two Factor Authentication. Every time a customer logs in to their store, they will be sent a code via SMS (text message) or phone call to their on phone on record. They can then enter that unique code into a custom form on your store to verify that it’s really them logging into their account!
Build and Grow Your Business Online with IntuitSolutions
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