Forage integrates EBT with a merchant's existing operations, and can securely capture a cardholder’s PIN.
Flexible custom API for any size company
Secure EBT PIN entry
PCI DSS Compliant
White labeled for seamless customer experience
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.
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.
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.
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.