The best online payment technology for EBT transactions

Helping merchants build healthy communities and better business through equitable digital access.

We’ve built an exceptional product

Forage integrates EBT with a merchant's existing operations, and can securely capture a cardholder’s PIN.

Features:

  • Flexible custom API for any size company

  • Secure EBT PIN entry

  • PCI DSS Compliant

  • White labeled for seamless customer experience

We’re here to help you

In order for merchants to accept EBT payments online they have to go through a lengthy approval process through the USDA. Forage can serve as your single point of contact for both regulatory and technology needs.

We are a USDA approved third-party payment processor.  We work with the government to guide our partners through the regulations at both the state and federal levels. Forage has streamlined the onboarding process to make it as easy as possible for merchants to gain USDA approval.

We’re connecting an overlooked community to better services, and businesses to an immense audience.

"Forage is exactly what we needed at Farmstead. It's not just the hosted payment solution in terms of the technology, it's really the way that they've partnered with us to really guide us through this process."
Linda Lee, Head of Business Development at Farmstead
"Forage is exactly what we needed at Farmstead. It's not just the hosted payment solution in terms of the technology, it's really the way that they've partnered with us to really guide us through this process."
Linda Lee, Head of Business Development at Farmstead
"Forage is exactly what we needed at Farmstead. It's not just the hosted payment solution in terms of the technology, it's really the way that they've partnered with us to really guide us through this process."
Linda Lee, Head of Business Development at Farmstead

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program helping more than 42 million Americans afford to put food on the table. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. Follow this link for more information.

What is EBT?

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is the system used to distribute government benefits, including SNAP and TANF. The Forage API can be embedded into your site and used to accept EBT payments. Follow this link for more information.

What is FNS Certification?

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) oversees SNAP. Thus, they are the gatekeepers to any entity attempting to transact SNAP benefits, both in brick and mortar stores and online. In order to accept SNAP benefits as a form of payment, you as the merchant must become FNS certified and be given an FNS number. If you are not currently a SNAP authorized merchant, follow this link for more information.

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