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Credit Card accepting for sexy products
Paypal wont accept, moneybookers won't d it, who will?

 5:09 pm on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)


I'm preparing to sell online some products like aphrodisiacs and sexy lingerie. Only in Europe.

I'm using paypal for another store - but I know that they don't like sex related products sellers.

Do you have any idea what are the friendly options?

Thank you,



 12:04 pm on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I can't come up with a recommendation, only a warning. I have seen complaints from other retailers that processors are liable to "move the goal posts" at zero notice so your site which they said was Ok when you opened the account is now found to breach exactly the same ToS.


 4:22 pm on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

thank you for your answer, Piatkow

Of course, I will use another site, the ones that use now paypal have a completely different, more family-friendly products :)

I saw some guys in Belgium that are using a paypal account - but only for paypal to paypal payments. not for credit cards.

Another idea would be to put the payment page on another site. So the sexy products buyers will enter paypal site as they come from a neutral site.

Has anyone tried this?
Is it risky? :)


 6:20 am on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

simple: look at your competitors and other adult webshops, and look and see who they're using.


 11:19 pm on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you guys/girls for the help. Really positive vibe here.

the bad thing about Ogone - what the competitors are using is that is extremely expensive - I think they have a 500 EURO starting fee and some extra x% of the sale as commision.

That makes paypal look like a bargain.

I kinda' stuck :)


 12:53 am on Dec 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

>>That makes paypal look like a bargain.

paypal is a bargain, for all its faults it provides an extremely low entry point for taking credit cards online.


 8:40 pm on Dec 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

10x topr8, I think

I wanted to start some time ago with moneybookers - but they have a crazy thing like you have to keep 10% of your money in their account for 6 months!

That, I think, is way too much.

Unfortunately, Google Checkout is not available in Europe except UK

I think they to a good job for receiving payments. I'm waiting for them to expand.


 12:28 am on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are you sure they won't accept those products? That seems fairly tame to me.


 11:19 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

no, they don't :)


 5:01 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

OK, because I searched on PP and lingerie, and the very first one said it uses PP exclusively.


 7:57 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

can you, please, put the link here?


 1:45 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Only link to the search results please. No link drops to examples sites please.


 8:00 pm on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

GoDaddy offers what they call a "Specialty Merchant Account" which supports adult-oriented vendors.


 11:06 pm on Dec 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you, Digitalv :)

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