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The first

payments provider exclusively focused on Cannabis, CBD, & Alternative Medicines.

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Industries We Serve

PayRio services the health & wellness industries including Cannabis, CBD, Hemp, Cannabis Seeds, Psilocybin, Spores, Licensed Treatment Centers, & more! We provide easy-to-understand payment processing services at the lowest rates guaranteed without restrictive merchant agreements.

Our Mission

At PayRio, we are steadfast in our commitment to revolutionize the payment processing landscape for the cannabis, CBD, and alternative medicine industries. Our mission is to eliminate the barriers that have limited these critical health and wellness sectors, providing a secure, efficient, and cost-effective platform for payment processing. As the first payment provider exclusively tailored to these industries, we champion the cause of our customers, delivering unprecedented service and value in every transaction. We are dedicated to empowering our clients, contributing to their success, and driving industry-wide change. This is our mission, our philosophy, and our promise.
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Trusted by Hundreds of Businesses

    WHY CHOOSE PAYRIO?




    At PayRio, we offer exceptional stability, transparency, and support tailored to businesses operating in high-risk industries. Our extensive experience enables us to understand the challenges you face, and our payment solutions are specifically designed to address these issues.

    At PayRio, we offer exceptional stability, transparency, and support tailored to businesses operating in high-risk industries. Our extensive experience enables us to understand the challenges you face, and our payment solutions are specifically designed to address these issues.

    BANK REDUNDANCY

    We guarantee unmatched uptime, recognizing that every purchase and second counts. Downtime can prove to be costly – for both your bottom line and your reputation. Additionally, we collaborate with multiple banks willing to support high-risk accounts including cannabis, CBD, alternative cannabinoids, psilocybin spores, peptides, and more, ensuring exceptional redundancy and stability for your business.

    EXCEPTIONAL
    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Our merchants receive the expertise they need to mitigate risk and ensure compliance. Our in- house experts hold certifications in industry- specific verticals, as well as in risk and compliance, and in the overall payment space – and we’re constantly refining our skills.

    You will be paired with a Customer Success Manager who will guide you through the setup process and continue to be the main point of contact actively invested in your success. Our clients experience an elevated level of personal service with communication at the forefront, creating a positive experience overall.

    Plus, you’ll never reach a call center at the other end of our phone number…you’ll speak to the team you know and trust for the hands-on treatment you expect. Whether you have questions, need guidance, or require immediate assistance with any of our services, we are just a call or email away.

    TRANSPARENT PRICING

    At PayRio, we prioritize transparency and aim to empower merchants with a clear understanding of their payment processing provider. Our pricing models – Flat, Interchange Plus, or Dual Pricing – are designed to provide tailored solutions and transparent sharing of model and fees upfront, ensuring a confident oversight of transaction expenses for our partners, without any hidden fees.

    TAILORED SOLUTIONS

    We are a full-service payment processor ready to handle every aspect of the transaction process, including: sales, document intake, fast underwriting, merchant support, and ongoing monitoring and regulatory compliance.

    Our payment solution seamlessly integrates with all major payment processing gateways, ensuring a smooth onboarding process without any downtime or disruptions.

    SIMPLIFIED ONBOARDING

    We are a full-service payment processor ready to handle every aspect of the transaction process, including: sales, document intake, fast underwriting, merchant support, and ongoing monitoring and regulatory compliance.

    Our payment solution seamlessly integrates with all major payment processing gateways, ensuring a smooth onboarding process without any downtime or disruptions.

    INTERESTED? CONNECT WITH PAYRIO TODAY!

    Contact us today to learn more about how PayRio can support the growth of your business and streamline your transactions.
    Together, we can pave the way for a future where secure, compliant, & scalable payment processing is a reality for all businesses
    in the various alternative medicine sectors. We are more than just a payment processor, we are a trusted partner dedicated to
    your growth and success.

    INTERESTED? CONNECT WITH PAYRIO TODAY!

    Contact us today to learn more about how PayRio can support the growth of your business and streamline your transactions. Together, we can pave the way for a future where secure, compliant, & scalable payment processing is a reality for all businesses in the various alternative medicine sectors. We are more than just a payment processor, we are a trusted partner dedicated to your growth and success.

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    REFERRAL PARTNER

    REFERRAL PARTNER

    Interested in becoming a referral partner? The process is simple, and comes with great benefits!

    If you’re already talking about us, it’s time to get paid for it.
    Thank you for being a part of our journey!

    FAQs

    What is merchant services?
    Merchant services is what allows you, as a retailer, to accept credit cards and other electronic payments. It’s an essential setup for both e-Commerce businesses and a brick-and-mortar stores.
    How much does payment processing cost?
    The cost of accepting credit cards varies widely by industry. PayRio provides an in-depth cost analysis to all potential customers to ensure substantial savings with simplified pricing.
    What is a high-risk payment processor?
    A high-risk payment processor is a specialized financial service provider that focuses on processing payments for businesses considered to have a higher risk of chargebacks, fraud, or regulatory compliance issues. These businesses typically operate in industries such as cannabis, psilocybin, alternative cannabinoids, and CBD products.

    From Our Blog

    Payrio Blog

    For:20 Minutes

    For:20 Minutes is a blog focused on the Cannabis community and Cannabis normalization. Writer Amanda Ferron (@canna_panda_) has been a medicinal Cannabis consumer for 20 years, and in the legal CA Cannabis industry for almost 10. Read along as she discusses everything Cannabis! Events, culture, people, products, brands… and more!

    Higher Education Cannabis

    Higher Education

    Welcome to Higher Education, a dynamic and informative blog dedicated to empowering business owners in the ever-evolving cannabis, hemp, CBD, and psilocybin industries. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge, insights, and resources you need to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities within these rapidly growing sectors.

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