E-Cigarette Merchant Account | US & International E Cig Accounts

The Transaction Group (TTG) provides E-cigarette merchant account solutions at the lowest rates in the industry.  Our strong relationships with high risk banking partners allow us to undercut the competition and save you money.

Domestic banks (located in the United States) are less familiar with this new industry and can be hesitant to approve a U.S. or an International E cig merchant for a merchant account.  Some processing companies have gone so far as to shut down E-cig merchants with little or no warning, simply because the business model no longer fits into their conservative low-risk portfolio.

If you’re tired of being gouged by your current provider, or you’ve had the door slammed in your face by a processor that previously welcomed you in, we’re happy you found us.  If you are just starting up your e-cig business and need e-cig credit card processing, we’d be happy to get you started out right.

At TTG, we work with small and large merchants.  Regardless of the size of your operation or your monthly sales volume, we’ll set you up with the right card processing solution for your needs.

If your business is conducted from the trunk of your car, a kiosk in a mall, or trade shows and events, a wireless solution may be right for you.  We also have smart phone credit card processing available in which you can easily process cards via your I-phone, Droid, or Blackberry.

For businesses that have a traditional brick-and-mortar store, a dial up terminal may suffice.  Merchants with online stores will need an e-commerce e-cigarette merchant account.

The E-Cig Biz Model

The challenge merchants face when trying to set up electronic cigarette merchant accounts stems from the fact that their business is classified in the same category as tobacco products by banks.  Even though e-cigs are a tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternative to cigarettes, they are immediately marked as high risk.  The reason is the business model.  Some factors that make up the business model include:

•    The merchandise that your business supplies
•    Merchandise pricing
•    Your company’s advertising & marketing methods
•    The manner which you deliver merchandise
•    Return/ refund policies
•    Customer service and customer support available

E-Cig Processing History

Domestic banks that are willing to board e-cigarette retailers will do so at their high risk rate based on the business model.  They will then look at other factors such as processing history and personal credit.

Processing history is important because it shows the bank how your business handles transactions –  particularly transactions where the business failed to come to a settlement with a customer’s dispute, resulting in the customer choosing to charge back the purchase to the credit card.

Sometimes a charge back cannot be prevented.  But having very few of them shows processing banks that, for the most part, your customers are happy with the products and services you are selling.

Banks themselves can be penalized with heavy fines if their charge back ratio exceeds what is allowed by Visa and MasterCard, and they therefore pass this risk onto merchants through higher rates in the high risk category.  Too many charge backs by your customers will be sure to land your business on the TMF (terminated merchant file), leaving you with very few options for an e-cig merchant account.

If you have been accepting credit cards for your business and have a favorable processing history, you may have some leverage in negotiating a better rate.  If you are just starting your business or have never had card processing capabilities, obviously you will have no processing history.  You will be subject to a slightly higher rate at first, but by establishing a good track record, you’ll be able to secure a better rate in the future.

Why TTG is the Solution for your E-cig Biz

Since 2004, TTG has been providing merchant account solutions to all types of businesses throughout the world, and has become a leader in this niche over the years.  We understand the challenges that high-risk businesses face and we take the time to find the best solution for each merchant’s specific needs.

Our FREE RATE ANALYSIS is our commitment to you.  We offer the lowest rates on U.S. and International e-cig merchant accounts and can save you as much as 25% in current processing rates and fees.  Email your most recent statement to sales@thetransactiongroup.net , or fax it to 312-896-5628 and we’ll follow up in 1 business day with your projected monthly and annual savings.

Contact Us

Need immediate assistance? Complete this form or call us today at 888-383-8056.

Are you shopping for a better rate? Let us save you money!

Most merchants are unaware that interchange rates are adjusted as much as 2x per year. Over the course of several years, those adjustments can hike up a merchant’s rate and cost the merchant thousands in processing fees. Contact us via the form above, or call us today at 888-383-8056. Chances are, we can save you up to 25% over your existing rates and fees!

Why do businesses choose to work with The Transaction Group? 

  • We aim for 100% customer satisfaction. We understand that the customer comes first. At the end of the day, if the customer is not happy, we’re not happy.
  • We offer a FREE rate analysis to every business. In most cases, we can save a business up to 25% on existing rates and fees. But if we can’t beat a customer’s rate, we’re upfront from the start. We don’t waste the customer’s time.
  • We are reliable and always available. If a customer has any concerns, we’re available even after business hours. We’ll address any issues immediately.
  • We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all.We provide solutions based on the specific requirements of each and every business. What’s best for one small business may not work for another.
  • We have a fast & easy setup process. In most cases, we offer a fast and easy approval and set up. While some high risk businesses can have longer underwriting times, we keep the customer informed throughout the process and work for fast approvals.
  • We have solutions for every business type. From low-risk card-present credit card processing solutions to payment processing solutions for high risk e-commerce stores, we’ve got it all.

Let’s Work Together.

At The Transaction Group, customer satisfaction is our priority. Allow us to show you what we can do for you.

Let’s Work Together.

At The Transaction Group, customer satisfaction is our priority. Allow us to show you what we can do for you.