PayPal vs UK CBD – What’s Up?Editor
Since PayPal launched in 1999 it has become one of the most popular money transfer platforms in the world for all manner of products online. So why don’t we offer the option to pay via PayPal?
Like many other UK CBD businesses, we want to offer the easiest payment methods for our customers. However, PayPal policies mean that when you buy CBD products in the UK, it is not possible to use your PayPal account. PayPal, due to American law, class all CBD cannabidiol products as a narcotic, which means that the platform does not accept the transactions of any hemp-derived products.
The stance that PayPal has taken is very similar to the stance that it has with any transactions that include cannabis plants. This may come as a surprise; as anyone who uses CBD products will know already, CBD oils or products are very different from cannabis plants and are completely legal!
Throughout the UK CBD industry, and worldwide, there have been reports of PayPal effectively freezing the funds and accounts of those who are found to be selling perfectly legal CBD products in the UK. This includes CBD oils, CBD vape liquids, CBD capsules, essentially anything that contains CBD in any form. There is no way to appeal this decision, with PayPal closing the accounts of those affected and in certain cases completely freezing business funds for a 180-day period.
What does this mean for SHOP BIO, and CBD UK products sold through our website?
We have been able to form an excellent partnership with a world leading payment provider that accept CBD transactions. While we can not accept any PayPal payments, you don’t need to worry about accessing the best CBD has to offer and making a secure payment via our store.
If you have any questions about our online payment process, please contact us via the contacts page on this website or our live chat service.