Acquiring a high risk merchant account from one of these sources will facilitate easy processing of credit cards online for receiving payments due to the vendor rather quickly. In case a business is not considered as a high risk type it is rather easy to acquire a standard eCommerce merchant account, which can facilitate easy processing of credit cards and other such instruments.
Such an account can be obtained from a domestic merchant account provider such as a designated bank or a credit card processor or from any international/offshore agency engaged in similar activity. However, if a business has a high risk content, it is never possible to procure a standard eCommerce merchant account at all. A vendor operating a high risk business is never allowed to have his own high risk merchant account by bulk of the merchant account providers. Under such a condition the best course of action is to apply for a high risk merchant account from international or offshore sources.
A high risk merchant account is invariably needed by a business that has a very high turnover with large volumes of sales and, tends to have enhanced risk of fraud. Even though there is a horde of such online businesses, which will warrant procurement of a high risk merchant account, the major ones are:
Some other products and services that are also considered as high risk online businesses and require high risk merchant accounts include: