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Merchant Still No Stripe On Board

Discussion in 'Finance & Investments' started by Ted, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Ted

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    Last few days I have tried to re-engage with #Stripe as a merchant service for the site. Not so I could charge for anything. I will in the future need to pay for more resources and other stuff so I am planning ahead. This is a good practice to have in your "tool box". The first time I was vague and just wanted to ask. They responded as I expected and I left it as it. I lost and moved on.

    I took several months and last week I had an idea. I would use their own bragging against them. The short is that it didn't work. The path I took was taking all of the companies they highlight on their site and capture those #brands selling marijuana products or services. I linked them up and compared them to what we are doing here. I did several to show that these weren't "one-offs" and yet they emailed me back and told me that I had a very convincing argument to be had.

    They still said no and told me that we are on the list to use them when it's federally legal. I don't want to burn bridges but I want to make a point. I want to take as many businesses that use Stripe and highlight their marijuana sales & services. I will write an article outlining my argument and then it will live on the site forever. I also want to do this for other companies like Stripe.

    The only difference is that TMF is nothing, nobody, and has high risk. I wanted to add a premium #membership to those who want to donate to the cause. Not for extra services, but just to say they are supporters of the community. I am not looking for the sell out. That's not why I created this. I figured I would share my intent in the finance section.

    If you know a company that uses stripe as a payment gateway and they sell anything related to marijuana please link it in a reply. I want to build an actual article that highlights the hypocrisy of establishment banking.
     
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    This smells like an insider's fix or an Uncle program to track cash flow. (Data mining)

    A special interest group ...
    and TMF is not.
    Might be a good thing to avoid for now, with the US government in elections and laws transcending.
     
  3. Ted

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    Good points. I always push the envelope so I am going to continue poking until I get the answer I want. I believe in transparency as much as possible. I want options for all and not just because they are huge companies funneling sums of money we will never make in a lifetime.
     
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    If you're looking for merchant services then you should consider one attached to a depository bank. Banks like this are not federally backed an offer banking services for high risk enterprises... Let me know if you're looking for more info.
     
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    Good information @TheProcessor because there are many people that are probably looking for the same. If you have additional information that you want to share for all of us that would be great. It's a huge issue in the industry and the more we can help each other the better. I am not even running a dispensary, but with the word "marijuana" in the name, it automatically puts me into the same category. If I am mistaken about that please feel free to correct me. The isn't enough info out there.
     
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