SoarPay Is The #1 Choice For eCig & Vape Merchant Services.
- Instant Online Quote. When you submit your application, you’ll get an instant price quote to DocuSign. No offline paperwork, no faxes, no waiting.
- Industry Minimum Pricing. You will automatically receive Industry Minimum Pricing in your online quote. No more frustrating haggling with sales reps.
- USA-Based Customer Support. When you call or email, you’ll always speak to our friendly support team, based in Houston, TX.
eCig & Vape Credit Card Processing
Why We Proudly Serve eCig and Vape Merchants (Even If Most Processors Don’t)
Most credit card processors do not accept electronic cigarette and vape merchants, for two reasons: First, e-cig related products are age restricted and regulated by the federal government. That means that they require extra underwriting knowledge and procedures by the credit card processor, which many processors are not prepared to offer. Second, eCig and vape products have become a “political” issue, and many sponsor banks and their credit card processors have decided that the political costs to their business outweigh the benefits, and therefore refuse to offer merchant services to legitimate and well run eCig and vape related businesses.
By contrast, Soar Payments has proudly accepted eCig and vape related businesses since it’s inception. Our extensive relationships with credit card processors and sponsor banks who are able to underwrite regulated industries, positions us to provide affordable stable merchant accounts to vape and eCig industry businesses; without the terminations or payout freezes that have affected eCig merchants with companies like PayPal, Stripe or Intuit Quickbooks.
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Types Of eCig & Vape Merchant Accounts
A retail vape merchant account allows your company to accept face-to-face credit and debit transactions via a traditional credit card machine or point of sale system.
Best suited for a traditional storefront retail setting with a reliable wired internet connection, examples include retail vape shops, head shops, glass retailers, and smoking lounges. Retail credit card processing has the lowest cost, because of its lower risk of fraud or chargebacks.
A mobile vape or eCig merchant account enables your business to accept face-to-face payments via an attachment that plus into your mobile phone or iPad.
Ideal for eCig or vape merchants who sell outside a traditional storefront, such as eCig and Juice retailers that sell at conventions or outdoor events, it does not require a wired internet connection. Mobile eCig merchant accounts are typically priced similarly to retail as the rates of fraud and chargebacks are relatively low.
Commonly called a payment gateway merchant account, a virtual terminal allows you to accept payments over the phone, via mail order, or typed into a special website via your computer (without any outside equipment).
eCig payment gateway accounts are best suited for businesses who primarily want to accept orders over the phone. Due to increased risk of fraud and chargebacks, Soar Pay offers fraud protection technology to protect the business with these accounts.
Want to sell eJuice, eCigs, or other vape related products online? You’ll need an eCommerce merchant account with an integrated payment gateway.
Our Vape and eCig eCommerce merchant account integrate with most major shopping cart and payment gateway platforms, making setup on your website simple. Due to the increased risk of fraud and chargebacks on eCommerce vape sales, Soar Payments offers integrated fraud protection technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of eCig industry businesses do you accept?
Soar Payments accepts a wide range of retail, eCommerce and mobile-based businesses related to eCigarettes and vaping. These include eJuice, e-Cig, glass, head shop, smoke shop, vaporizers, vapor, vape pods, cigalikes, accessories, smoking lounges, and related goods and services.
Does Soar Payments help my merchant account get setup?
Yes. If you accept retail or mobile payments, your equipment will be shipped to you already pre-programmed and ready to use. Simply plug it in and you can start accepting payments. For virtual terminal merchants, you’ll be provided with instructions and a virtual terminal login that you can start using immediately to accept payments via your own computer. And finally, for eCommerce vape merchants, we will connect your merchant account with your preferred payment gateway, so that you’ll simply need to copy and paste in your payment gateway information into your online shopping cart, and you’ll be ready to accept online payments.
What chargeback and fraud protection technology do you offer to protect my business?
Soar Payments offers all clients a full spectrum of fraud and chargeback fighting tools. The vape and eCig industries, however, face unique risks, and therefore we offer them specific solutions.
eCig businesses, particularly eCommerce sales, need a system in place for identifying the age of the actual purchaser and making sure that the person making the purchase is the actual owner of the credit card, because eCig related products are age restricted and because they are prone to being targeted for chargeback schemes. To help address this risk we provide online eCig and vape businesses with a specialized payment gateway that uses multiple data points to identify the actual purchaser and ensure that they match the credit card, moreover, they help identify and can be set to block any under age attempted purchasers.
How Does The Application Process Work?
Step 1. Apply Online
Complete the online application process (it takes 5 minutes). Click here to begin.
Step 2. Get An Instant Quote
You’ll instantly receive a quote with Industry Minimum Pricing to DocuSign.
Step 3. Start Accepting Payments
Our Houston based Customer Support Team will help you get set up, fast and easily.
Click Here to Apply Online Now. It takes about five minutes, and you’ll receive an instant price quote to DocuSign.