Tobacco and Cigar Companies can use echeck as a reliable for of payment processing.  We may also try to get an approval for Card processing. Approval is subject to the analysis by the Payment processing company.

Update:- Solutions Not Available for this industry.

Credit Debit Card Processing for merchants selling Tobacco products, eCig, hookah, and vaporizers. This industry is massive in terms of growth potential. Every day new buyers place orders online for their favorite cigarette brand. The eCig or the Electronic cigarette is becoming very popular these days.

In some countries, it is low risk business but in many countries, it is a high risk industry. Very few payment processing companies are comfortable in opening merchant accounts/ Payment Gateways for Tobacco or Electronic Cigarette. eCig’s are mostly manufactured in China. They are cheap too when you order in bulk. The sellers make huge margin by adding a big markup on the cost price.

Online Tobacco Merchant Account

Do you offer Online tobacco merchant accounts?

Yes, we do offer Tobacco, cigarette, eCig, hookah and Shesha merchant accounts.

Can Startup Merchants get a merchant account for there online Tobacco business?

Yes, they can. We do offer this solution to startup merchants also.

What cards do you accept?

Almost all well-known cards accepted in international merchant accounts.

Is there a rolling reserve?

Yes depending on the feedback from the compliance team a rolling reserve ranging from 5% – 20% may apply. In most of the accounts, there is hardly any rolling reserve.

What is the Time period for the rolling reserve?

180 Days

Do you offer VT and API both for Online tobacco merchant account?

Yes, we do offer API and Virtual terminal for the same.

Do you offer Tobacco Virtual Terminal?

Yes, sometimes we do offer Tobacco Virtual Terminal.

Do you offer Offshore Tobacco Payment Gateway?

Our Global connection with Payment processing companies allows us to offer Offshore Tobacco Payment Gateway.

How difficult is it to get eCig Merchant Accounts?

The eCig industry is growing at a very fast pace. Recently many payment gateway and merchant account companies have started offering MID’s to eCig and Tobacco Sellers.

Hookah Merchant Accounts – Do they exist?

Absolutely. The Arabian style of smoking has taken over the world. You can sell more if you accept visa and masters for the same.

Edit:- Recently we have seen very low approval for Card processing of Tobacco, Ecig, Hokkah and related products.

We recommend switching to e-check and bitcoins.

Edit:- This Business Model is no longer accepted by our Payment Processing Partners for Credit Debit Card Acceptance. We may try for USA electronic check or some prepaid voucher solutions.

Bankim Chandra

Bankim Chandra is a Merchant Account consultant. He works with merchants globally and helps businesses in getting reliable payment processing solution. He writes extensively on the internet about Payment Gateways, Credit Card Processing, Echeck Processing, Chargeback Alerts, ACH and Business Funding.

1 Comment

rahul gupta · December 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm

this website is made on magenta platform. can you link payment gateway to this platform?

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