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COVID Has Changed Consumer Behavior. Has Your Cigar Business Adapted?

We are all breathing a sigh of relief now that Americans are receiving Covid-19 vaccinations and cases seem to be declining (at least for now). But we're not out of the woods yet. With new variations of the disease circulating and herd immunity months away,  the next...

Some Card Not Present Transactions Require You to Register with Visa® and MasterCard®

If you are processing card-not-present (CNP) payments for tobacco products, you need to be aware that you must register with Visa® and MasterCard®. If this sounds bizarre, you may be at risk of your merchant account being terminated. Worse yet, you could be fined in...

What are Fraudulent Chargebacks?

Chargebacks are not fun. Fraudulent Chargebacks are simply Infuriating. If you're in the retail or e-commerce business, you've likely had the unpleasant experience of a chargeback. A chargeback is when a customer has a complaint but usually can't get a refund from the...

Five Rules to Consider When Switching Merchant Processors.

Whether you're selling strictly online or have an online store as part of the website for your brick-and-mortar business, you are most likely using what is referred to as a "high risk" merchant processor. If you have decided it's time to say farewell to your current...

How Can the Lowest Processing Rates in the Industry Come with the Highest Quality Service?

While not considered a high-risk industry, the Tobacco Industry is sometimes treated as such by some merchant processors. Part of the reason for this is due to the vulnerability of chargebacks experienced by the industry through online sales. Because online sales are...

Processor Fees That Never Increase? If You Think That’s Too Good to be True, Think Again.

If you’re tired of increasing fees from your merchant processor, it may be time to consider changing your provider. Learn how to find a dependable credit card processing solution whose rates will never increase.

How Merchant Processing Can Streamline Online Sales

Are you a retail tobacco and cigar business thinking about adding online sales to increase revenue? Perhaps you are an e-commerce retailer that has found “high risk” payment processors lack the services you require? You’re not alone. Selecting the right merchant...

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