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Comprehensive Merchant Account Solutions for Cigar Industry

Are you a Merchant in selling cigars, tobacco, and smoke accessories? There comes the risk of finding a service provider who can work with you at reasonable rates. Headshop retailers are always looking for a low, in rates but high in guaranty kind of solution for providing their services. The volume of sales are divided among the online and over the counter services, hence the margin of profit in this industry is not very high. Looking for the merchant account to render their service in this high-risk business has many worrying.

Why is it difficult to find a merchant Account service provider?

  • There are too many legal boundaries which one has to come across and then sell products which always have a health warning

  • Selling it to people who are purchasing it legally is another issue which is difficult to find when the business get the much-required funding from this source

  • Tying up with a service provider who understands the risk involved and provides solutions for selling tobacco products’ by online retailers, e-commerce sellers.

A complete solution for a cigar and smoking-related products is required for merchants who guarantee a low rate with no annual set up fees charged by the service provider and have a good customer service network to address all the queries are what these small businesses look for.

The retail services which the merchant account offer and the line of payments for virtually are:

  • smoke shops, smoking accessories

  • Vaporizers, Hookahs, bongs, eJuice

  • smoking supplies, glass pipes

  • pipe and roll cigars

Types of solutions

Getting a payment processing for the head shop who also approve for glass pipes supplies, e-juice companies and retailers are a difficult task, being a small business model taking over as a Multiple Underwriting Bank and providing services to host of smoking and tobacco-friendly boutiques are high in the risk factor, however finding the best among the available choices for both online and offline merchants with reasonable rates is the cliffhanger.

Accepting credit cards for purchasing the product online is inherent in any business today, a majority of the users are slowly shifting to the online mode of payments to procure their e-cigarettes, accepting credit cards for both online and offline purchases by retailers and then look for void transactions if any, are all available online, including giving credit, giving a higher percentage of sales for the business.

The Ecig website is very convenient for users to log in and make payments for their purchases:

  • For receiving funds automatically in the merchant account within days of making the sale effective,

  • Accept major credit cards, gift cards, e-checks, signature debits and other internet-based auctioned payments into the account promptly,

  • The level of a security feature on the website is high on safety and can easily detect fraudulent and suspicious transactions making it easier and safer for the retailer

  • The built-in tools in the website provide for all the reports and controls to monitor the payments made.

Types of Services

Having a customized point of sale system to suit the requirements of the retailer is extremely relevant to keep the payments coming into the account, as the retailer would have mobilized the ways to get the volumes high adapting different marketing techniques to garner customers. What the retailers look for is good equipment and processing machine to accept all cards as a payment mode.

Retails ServicesPoint of sale-For most of the retailers in this industry it is more forefront sales, and a traditional landline machine suits the best, as it is easy to set up, connect and use for all the processing needs. The sales are face to face, as the card is swiped, the amount is entered and payment is processed. This is the most simple and easy solution which fits the requirement of most of the over the counter selling outlets.

The wireless equipment-The wireless system enables one to take the machine and go anywhere for the customer to swipe in and make the payments. The machine is portable and easy to carry in or out of the store, as it works on the wireless terminal which is strong internet connectivity.

The e-commerce websites, mobile payment wallets as well as the front end sales have different requirements and having the best POS terminal serves the business better.

Wireless Services-this is the most adaptable and popular terminal services for retailers who are in a bid to increase their sales, reduce their costs and save time, the connectivity is through wireless signals, which involves a front end high cost, which is often waived by service providers. The authorization if the credit card processed has the lowest time taken to process and is extremely fast processors take only seconds to process the transactions. It all depends on the type of business of smoke shop one owns who are benefitted from this services like:

  • Home based businesses

  • New startup companies

  • Kiosk and flea markets

  • E-commerce websites

  • Delivery services

Domestic or Offshore

Considering the need for complying with several legal complexities the services offered are for both domestic and offshore depending upon the nominal rates which are charged for the set up which could be less when a domestic service provider opts, however, the offshore providers are well versed with the line of business like online cigars, glass pipes or high-end hookah lounges, with high volume of transactions with a poor credit or denied loan from banks.

The transaction charges for processing the payments of retailers whose businesses are closed or shut of have a nightmare in finding an alternate source of the merchant account to process whatever the payments which could be received. Our services offer a variety of terminals which are fit for the business needs anytime and anywhere.

More about our Services

Our company specializes in providing solutions to small businesses like cigar companies, smoke shops; we provide an array of services to make your business profitable and successful. We support:

  • Smoking accessories, drug paraphernalia, bongs, hookahs, own your own cigarettes, among the other tobacco products

  • You just need not worry about being shut off, closed, frozen or declined by other service providers like PayPal, First data, Square, because of selling age restricted and prohibited products,

  • Get a smoke shop friendly merchant service with us without being nervous about being shut off.

  • Sell both MOTO/card not present transactions with our services

The variety of terminals offer will fit in any of the business requirements in this industry, with a high level of fraud detection and customer friendly service.

Possible High Risk Accounts

  • Online Gambling
  • Discount Clubs
  • Jewelry Sales
  • Memberships

  • Debt Consolidation
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • ISP/E-mail Services

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Herbal Products
  • Off Shore Accounts
  • Alcohol

  • High Volume Merchants
  • Magazines Subscriptions
  • Travel Companies
  • Third Party Merchant

  • Dating Services
  • Adult Membership
  • Mail Order Call Center
  • Telemarketing

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High Risk Credit Cards aims to offer processor direct pricing for all merchants across the United States. We want you to get the best deal that is available to your business. Click here to find out more information on our generous high risk iso program.

After years of experience in high risk processing, High Risk Credit Card Merchant Services has become a high risk merchant account provider committed to helping the high risk industry accept credit cards.


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