Military and Tactical Gear
Military and tactical gear are critical products for the US armed forces and police officers. In dealing with threats both foreign and domestic, military tactical equipment continues to be in high demand. Businesses selling military and tactical gear need to cover their ass with a payment processing service they can trust.
According to a recent study, the global military tactical clothing market size is approximately $2.8 billion. Over the next ten years, the industry will register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%. This growth rate presents an attractive opportunity to businesses that operate in the space.
Merchant Services for Military and Tactical Gear Businesses
If you legally operate a retail business that sells military & tactical gear — it’s whether brick & mortar or ecommerce-based — you may have been previously turned down for a merchant account from a mainstream bank or merchant services company.
Or worse, your military & tactical gear business may have had its merchant account terminated with little or no previous notice.
Many banks and merchant services providers will not accept your business for one of three reasons:
1. The federal government regulates firearm sales, and therefore, additional underwriting is required by the credit card processor. (Even if you don’t sell firearms and only sell ammo, your business may be lumped into this category by the bank.
2. Due to the current political climate, firearms and the 2nd Amendment are a “hot button” issue. Some banks and merchant services companies have taken an “anti” 2nd Amendment stance, refusing to work with these businesses, even if they are otherwise desirable clients.
2A Commerce, conversely, was born out of the basic principles our constitutional rights bestowed upon us. Unlike other payment solutions, we will never discriminate against you even if we disagree with you – because this is what it means to be American.
This means no matter your political or social ideology, we will never discriminate against you, and we will never shut down your commerce engine. Our business exists to serve All Americans. As a veteran-owned company, we know and understand firsthand what it means to defend and uphold our American values. We intend to carry this tradition in our business. Our pursuit is to operate our company with the tenacity, discipline, consistency, and technical creativity of the US Navy Submariner.