Add Payments Now cannabis credit card processing for dispensaries

Reliable credit card processing for Canadian cannabis dispensaries

As the recreational marijuana industry continues to grow in Canada, licensed cannabis stores face unique challenges when it comes to accepting credit and debit cards both in person – and online.

With our expertise in marijuana credit card processing for licensed retailers, we will help ensure that your customers have a smooth checkout experience at your dispensary.

  • Note: Due to Federal regulations, we do not currently offer services to USA-based cannabis dispensaries. If you would like to be notified when US retail marijuana credit card processing becomes available, please join our USA Dispensary Credit Card Processing Notification List

The retail cannabis landscape in Canada

Passed by the Canadian parliament in June of 2018, Bill C-45 – known as The Cannabis Act – paved the way for Canada’s legal, licensed dispensaries.

Since The Cannabis Act’s passage, Canada is now home to thousands of recreational cannabis retail stores spread across 10 provinces and three territories. According to MJ Biz Daily, as of January 2024, there were more than 3,600 legal recreational cannabis storefronts in the country – and that number is expected to grow significantly over the upcoming years.

Every province or territory in Canada maintains specific regulations and laws for cannabis dispensaries within their jurisdiction. For example, most, like Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta, allow privately owned dispensaries to sell marijuana. At the same time, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick do not – instead, they opt for government-run retail locations only. Interestingly, British Columbia has a combination of private-sector and government-operated stores.

The need for reliable dispensary credit card processing solutions

For any profitable, licensed cannabis dispensary business to maintain repeat customers, dispensary owners must provide a stable, secure, and convenient way to pay by credit card or debit. While cash transactions have been the traditional payment method in us dispensaries, Canadian dispensaries have options that their “state legal, yet federally illegal” us dispensary colleagues to the south do not.

Canadian dispensaries should expect the same convenience and security that other retail establishments enjoy when accepting face-to-face credit card payments.

Due to the nature of the cannabis industry, traditional payment processors often hesitate to work with licensed dispensaries. This leaves many dispensary owners searching for affordable, stable, and reliable credit card processing that provides responsive, one-on-one support when needed. That’s where Add Payments Now comes in.

Add payments now: your trusted credit card processing partner

At Add Payments Now, we specialize in providing credit card processing solutions for Canadian cannabis dispensaries. Our dedicated team understands the challenges you face. We are committed to helping you provide your customers with a seamless, low-stress credit card payment experience.

Let us help your Canadian cannabis store process credit cards

When you choose Add Payments Now as your dispensary credit card processing partner, you unlock a range of benefits:

  • In-person and online retail dispensary payment processing: allow your clients to shop in person or order ahead.
  • Mail order and same-day cannabis delivery payment processing for licensed shops: we support both same-day delivery and licensed Canadian mail-order cannabis.
  • Increased revenue: by offering credit card payments, you open new avenues for customers who prefer the convenience of card transactions. This can lead to increased sales and revenue for your dispensary.
  • Security: instead of managing cash, you can have your funds deposited safely and securely into your existing business checking account.
  • Improved client retention: integrating credit card payments into your dispensary operations enhances the overall customer experience.
  • Fast setup and easy application: we understand the importance of a speedy and intuitive application process. Our team will work with you to get you up and running as soon as possible.
  • Retail solutions that work for your dispensary: we offer POS integrations and simple, stand-alone credit card terminals.
  • Online cannabis processing: licensed dispensaries can integrate our payment processing with their existing website. We support Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and dozens of other shopping carts and website builders.

Accept credit cards at your dispensary with Add Payments Now

Are you a licensed retailer looking to take your Canadian cannabis dispensary to the next level with reliable credit card processing? Fill out the short form below to learn more about our solutions or to get started today.