BigCommerce now offers a streamlined way for merchants to sell hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products online with BigCommerce.
Available immediately, BigCommerce for Hemp & CBD brings together industry-leading ecommerce tools and services tailored for hemp and hemp-derived CBD commerce.
This new solution provides merchants and manufacturers a clear path to legally sell and distribute their products to US consumers.
“As a pioneer in the hemp and CBD industry, CBD For Life has faced tremendous challenges establishing a consistent ecommerce presence. Vendors didn’t have clear policies. There were unfair rules enforced on our businesses, including unwarranted contract terminations with no notice from service providers. BigCommerce is providing a much needed service that gives us a reliable way to sell our products online and offer our customers a delightful shopping experience.”
Julie Winter, vice president at CBD For Life, a division of iAnthus
Besides providing a secure and hosted online storefront, BigCommerce for Hemp & CBD supports merchants driving the emerging $20 billion CBD industry by connecting them with trusted, US-based merchant service providers and payment gateways for both digital and brick-and-mortar retail, as well as shipping and fulfillment solutions through BigCommerce Shipping.
BigCommerce solves common issues with Hemp and CBD sales
Many vendors, including payment vendors like Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Shopify, and others, refuse to transact with merchants in the hemp industry. BigCommerce for Hemp & CBD takes care of this problem by providing an integrated payment system.
Hemp & CBD merchants can power their business and quickly get to market by benefitting from:
- Hemp-friendly merchant services – Choose between multiple US-based providers of merchant services without incurring additional penalties, fees or account reserves
- Online & offline payment processing – Optimize customers’ checkout experience no matter where they shop with out-of-the-box PCI compliance
- BigCommerce Shipping – Simplify shipping and fulfillment operations and increase margins with BigCommerce’s pre-negotiated rates with hemp-friendly carriers
“Despite the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing the sale of hemp products, tens of thousands of hemp and hemp-derived CBD merchants are still subject to unfair and anti-competitive tactics across the ecommerce ecosystem. This includes high transactional fees from payment providers, outdated shipping regulations, and in some cases, getting completely shut down by their ecommerce platform. BigCommerce for Hemp & CBD is not only giving merchants selling these legal products access to a full-featured ecommerce platform that grows alongside them, but we also back them up with incredible customer service and self-support resources.”
Meghan Stabler, vice president of global product marketing at BigCommerce
Do you sell Hemp and CBD products and could this new service from BigCommerce help your business? Please use the comments section below or head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.