E Cig Merchant Accounts
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E-Cig products are considered high risk in every scenario. A typical processor and merchant account won’t cut it and is guaranteed to eventually be frozen, shut down, or worse.
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E-Cig Merchant Account Info
E-cig merchant accounts are designed to accommodate the sale of electronic cigarettes. These accounts are categorized as high risk because of gray areas in regulatory legislation, which varies from state to state.
Many processors will require an annual registration fee for e-cig merchant accounts. Flavored e-cigs may not be permitted and certain protocols are required to help minimize the risk of underaged individuals acquiring e-cigs.
Similarly, if a business also sells vapes and accessories those items should be clearly included in the account review during the approval process since there are usually slightly different rules for this category of products.
An e-cig merchant account should only be used for the sale of items approved during the review process. Violations can result in the closure of the account and may even cause the business to be placed on the industry backlist, known as the MATCH list.
As with other highly regulated industries, one of the most helpful factors in getting approved for an e-cig merchant account is transparency during the account review (known as underwriting) and compliance with the processor’s requirements for approval.
Easy Pay Direct has assisted thousands of high-risk merchants to navigate this sometimes intimidating process. From finding the best processor for your e-cig merchant account to choosing the right supporting documents for your application, we’re here to help make things easier.
Fill out the Easy Merchant Application (EMAP) today to get set up with your e-cig merchant account!
A merchant account is a specific type of bank account that allows merchants to accept payments. Typically, a merchant account is used for credit card processing and eCheck processing but can be used for a variety of payment processing needs. To get a merchant account, one must submit an application with a merchant account provider.
These merchant account providers work with acquiring banks, such as Chase and Wells Fargo, to provide merchant accounts to businesses looking to process credit card payments.
There are multiple types of merchant accounts depending on how the bank categorizes the industry of the merchant. If the merchant account is used for card not present (CNP) or ecommerce transactions then it must be integrated with an online payment gateway. Otherwise, a physical terminal is required to capture payment information.
If your merchant account was shut down today and you could no longer accept credit cards, how long could you keep the doors open?
Everyday basic payment facilitators and companies like Stripe, PayPal, Square, Shopify, etc. Shut down thousands of accounts.
It’s not a matter of IF you’ll get shut down, but WHEN…
If your provider held your money for 90 days would you survive?
If they placed a 10% hold on your account, could you make payroll?
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I have used easy pay direct for years. They are great. You need someone you can trust to navigate payment processing and they know the space well.
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PTransaction Routing Technology
Automatically route transactions across multiple merchant accounts. If one ever goes down, your others are still processing.
PWhite Glove Service
You’ll have 1 point of contact that is available when you need them. No more chat-bots, no more phone trees.
Most businesses don’t realize how much their decline % lowers revenue. We will help you keep approval rates high.
Stop chargebacks before they begin with our anti-chargeback tech.
Built in recurring billing for subscriptions and multiple payment options.
Accept and send payments with our easy to use mobile dashboard.
P250+ Shopping Cart Integrations
Integrate to almost any shopping cart in the world, we can set this up for you!
PBanking For Every Vertical
We have personal relationships with banks across the USA & Canada to get your accounts approved.
E Cig merchant Accounts FAQ
What is an e-cigarette or e-cig merchant account?
An e-cigarette or e-cig merchant account is a type of merchant account that allows businesses that sell electronic cigarettes, or vaping products to accept credit card payments.
Why would an e-cigarette or e-cig business need a merchant account?
E-cigarette or e-cig businesses need a merchant account to accept credit card payments from customers as a form of payment for their products. Having the ability to accept credit card payments can make the sales process more efficient and increase the likelihood of customers making purchases.
Is it difficult to get approved for an e-cigarette or e-cig merchant account?
Obtaining a merchant account for an e-cigarette or e-cig business can be more difficult compared to a regular merchant account as the industry is considered high-risk due to the potential for chargebacks and disputes. However, as long as the e-cigarette or e-cig business has a well-established business and can demonstrate a good credit history, it is possible to get approved for a merchant account.
Are there any additional fees associated with an e-cigarette or e-cig merchant account?
There may be additional fees associated with an e-cigarette or e-cig merchant account, such as higher processing fees or a higher monthly account fee, to cover the additional risk associated with the industry.
Can an e-cigarette or e-cig business use a regular merchant account for credit card processing?
Yes, an e-cigarette or e-cig business can use a regular merchant account for credit card processing. However, many traditional merchant account providers may be hesitant to work with e-cigarette or e-cig businesses, so it may be better to find a specialized provider that offers merchant services specifically for the industry.
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What industries does Easy Pay Direct work with?
Easy Pay Direct specializes in high risk payment processing but we also work with mid risk and low risk companies.
Here is a short list of some business verticals we service:
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Apparel & Clothing
- Bad Credit
- Bus Lines
- Cannabis Support Businesses
- CBD Oil & CBD Products
- Continuity Products and Subscription Boxes
- Credit Repair
- Credit Monitoring
- Debt Collection
- Digital Streaming
- Document Preparation
- Fantasy Sports
- Firearms & Ammunition
- Furniture & Home Furnishings
- Health & Beauty
- Hotels & Lodging
- Insurance / Warranty
- Legal Services
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Medical Supplies
- Membership & Recurring Billing
- MLM Companies
- Transportation & Moving
- Pawnbrokers & Pawn Shops
- Pet Products
- Precious Metals
- Property Management
- SaaS Companies
- Seminars & Coaching
- SEO / SEM / Ad Agency
- Smoking Accessories
- Sports Betting
- Survivalist & Tactical Gear
- Tobacco & Cigar
- Travel & Timeshare
- Vape / e-Cig / eJuice
- Web Design & Development
Why is my business considered high risk?
“High Risk” is a banking industry term. It’s important to note that there are many business models that are seemingly low risk, but fall into the high risk category.
There is nothing wrong with being considered high risk and there are many factors that contribute to risk.
When a consumer buys an item with a credit card, they are given 6 months from the date of receiving the item to dispute the charge.
If your business is no longer operating, who do you think has to refund that money? The processor. This is where risk is created.
Certain businesses, marketing models, and industries have a higher rate of chargebacks, where they get labeled as high risk.
Even if your business is perfect, has never had a chargeback, and operates 100% “by the books”, you could be labeled high risk if you’re business or industry falls into a high risk category.
There are 3 main reasons a business can be considered high risk.
- The business has a greater chance of chargebacks occurring
- The business model may be new or legally regulated
- The business accepts a high number of card not present transactions (over the phone, email, eCommerce)
Do you provide merchant account services outside of the USA?
At this time Easy Pay Direct offers merchant account services for the USA and Canada. We are always working to expand our areas of processing and hope to serve a greater area in the near future.
Can my startup or new business be approved?
We have worked with many new brands and start-ups to get them approved and running. However, banks like to see a long history of transactions and an established history with a merchant before approving them.
But, that does not mean we can’t get you approved. Reach out to us today and we will walk you through your options.
How long does it take to get approved for a merchant account?
Once all of the necessary documents have been received, it typically takes 1-4 days to get approved.
Occasionally accounts can be approved in less than 24 hours, our team will work as quickly as possible to get your account up and running.