Shopify Banning Gun And Accessory Dealers

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Shopify Banning Gun And Accessory Dealers

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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:43 pm

APOPKA, Fla. – A change in policy announced Monday night by Shopify, an e-commerce platform used by more than 600,000 merchants to conduct online sales, will essentially shut down the sale of guns, gun parts and accessories over the internet by retailers who use Shopify.

Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun manufacturer, has built their entire website and online sales portal exclusively using the Shopify platform and conducts millions of dollars in sales through Shopify each year.

“This decision will have significant ramifications to our business and should concern every online retailer and Second Amendment supporter,” said Cole Leleux, general manager of Spike’s Tactical.
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Post by bblhd672 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:25 pm

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Post by TreyHouston » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Why does EVERYTHING have to become political?????????
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:01 pm

TreyHouston wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Why does EVERYTHING have to become political?????????
Because the seats of all kinds of power are filled by fascists, either elected or appointed by people who favor fascism .....hiding behind a veil of “liberalism”.
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Post by Deltaboy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:35 pm

The Left is working to beat us using economic blackmail since they can't win at the voting booth! :tiphat:
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Post by Jusme » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm

I am not that familiar with Shopify, but I'm sure it would be an easy search to find out which companies, use them, and notify them that since they do business through Shopify, we will no longer do business with them. JMHO
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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 pm

Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario....
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Post by Jusme » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:21 pm

apostate wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Jusme wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm
I am not that familiar with Shopify, but I'm sure it would be an easy search to find out which companies, use them, and notify them that since they do business through Shopify, we will no longer do business with them. JMHO
Does that include Spike's? :biggrinjester:
It looks like Spikes will have to go with another option anyway. I am a fan of Spikes, and fully support any, class action suit they file. Unfortunately, that will take an extended period of time to go through the courts, and even if they win, until a settlement is reached, they will lose a lot of business.
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Jusme wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm
I am not that familiar with Shopify, but I'm sure it would be an easy search to find out which companies, use them, and notify them that since they do business through Shopify, we will no longer do business with them. JMHO
You will be dropping a ton of businesses.

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Post by Liberty » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 am

rotor wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Jusme wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm
I am not that familiar with Shopify, but I'm sure it would be an easy search to find out which companies, use them, and notify them that since they do business through Shopify, we will no longer do business with them. JMHO
You will be dropping a ton of businesses.
Maybe boycott any companies that do business with Walgreens too. I hear they refuse to sell guns and ammo too. :grumble
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:47 am

rotor wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Jusme wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm
I am not that familiar with Shopify, but I'm sure it would be an easy search to find out which companies, use them, and notify them that since they do business through Shopify, we will no longer do business with them. JMHO
You will be dropping a ton of businesses.
I use Shopify in my non-firearms business. We've invested tens of thousands of dollars in our Shopify web site and we developed our business plan based on using Shopify as a back end to process payments from our customers. Although I'm troubled by their decision vis-a-vis firearms related goods, and if I was making this decision today from scratch I would certainly look for alternatives, there's just no way I could justify, no less afford, to take my business elsewhere just to make a point.

Will this influence my future direction? Certainly. But stopping on a dime and making a change is not economically feasible.

Would I contribute to a legal fund for the affected businesses? Certainly.
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Post by Abraham » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 am

How would this affect me as a consumer?

I think Primary Arms sells Spikes merchandise. How will shopify's new anti-gun policy affect their inventory?

Given the new anti-gun policy Shopify plans to (or is currently implementing) does this mean businesses like Primary Arms can't receive Spikes products, thus as a consumer who does business with Primary, they'll no longer carry Spikes products?

Plus, is Spike's likely to eventually go out of business because shopify has so much control over their sales?

Inquiring minds and all that...

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Post by Paladin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 am

The self appointed elite have visibly declared war on the US Constitution, our God-given rights and our right to democratically elect a president Hillary Clinton {outraised} Trump 20-to-1 Among Billionaires

Shows that we need Pro-RKBA banking/institutions.
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Post by ScottDLS » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:33 am

Seems like businesses that use these "cloud software" platforms and providers need to really review their license agreements. Software providers don't just get to pull the rug out from under their clients just on a whim. I would not be surprised if many of these companies have very strong civil tort case against this provider.
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