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Marketing Strategies for an Online Cigar Business

Marketing options are limited for the Tobacco Industry due to regulations. Read on to learn some marketing tips designed to help your cigar business succeed.

Host Virtual Cigar Parties to Boost Your Online Cigar Business

If you’re looking for creative ways to boost sales and customer loyalty for your cigar shop, try hosting a virtual cigar party. Read on for some tips to help get started.
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Create a Sense of Community: Team Up with a Cigar Related Charity

Learn how you can leverage your business and brand to support a cause that’s important to you and your customer base. Not only does supporting a cause show you care, but it can also increase sales. Read on to learn more.

How to Create Your Own Private Label Cigar Brand

Whether you are a retail, online, or hybrid cigar shop, there comes a time when you might decide that you want to develop a private label brand so you can have unique products and be more competitive with other shops. To be clear, we are discussing products...

What’s the Best E-Commerce Platform for my Cigar Business?

Suppose you've recently decided to launch an e-commerce cigar business or expand your brick-and-mortar cigar shop to offer online purchases. In that case, you're probably wondering how to best accomplish building your e-commerce website. There are many questions...

10 E-Commerce Tips for Your Cigar & Tobacco Business

No matter what your personal feelings are about Covid, one thing is sure, it has changed the landscape of the Cigar & Tobacco Industry. The pandemic has accelerated an existing trend of consumers doing more shopping online rather than shopping at traditional...

Find a Dependable Processor for Your E-Commerce Cigar Business

Has your e-commerce cigar business been rejected for being considered too “high-risk” by merchant card processors? Has your account been terminated without explanation? Are you being hit with hidden and increasing fees you didn’t know about? If any of these...

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...

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