BasicsCard approved and excluded goods and services

Goods and services your customers can and can’t buy.

Approved goods

To be an approved BasicsCard merchant, your main business activity must be the sale of priority goods and services. You can find a list of the priority goods and services in the application form.

These include all of the following items:

  • food
  • clothing
  • hygiene products
  • health items
  • whitegoods
  • furniture
  • fuel.

Once we approve you for BasicsCard your customers may buy any goods or services from your business. They can't use their Basicscard to buy excluded goods and services.

Excluded goods and services

Customers can’t use the BasicsCard to buy all of the following excluded goods:

  • alcohol
  • pornography
  • gambling products and services
  • tobacco
  • gift cards, store cards or vouchers – if they can use these to access cash or buy excluded goods.

Customers can’t use it to buy home-brew kits or concentrate items used for making beer or wine. Including all of the following:

  • fermenters
  • airlocks
  • thermometers
  • malt
  • hops
  • wort
  • grape concentrate.

Your customers will need to pay for those a different way.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021