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    Payment Gateway for Tobacco Website

    I have a tobacco website that I need to get a payment gateway for and a merchant account. Can anyone recommend a company that is reliable and trustworthy to work with that accepts Tobacco Websites. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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    paypal should, get their pro version for direct credit cards. Everything else will pretty much deny you. Googlecheckout, auth, 2checkout, etc
    Chicago Electronic Cigarettes: Tobacco Free, Smoke Free. 3 E-Cig Models, 11 flavors, and accessories.
    http://www.chicago-ecigs.com
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    paypal can't use for tobacco, you can try them and i am sure ur account will be limited in 1 day (i ever do that when trying to sell tobacco at ebay)
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    Googlecheckout

    They don't support Tobacco site...It clearly states that in their policy agreement, however I see that you sell tobacco related products do you sell tobacco and do you use google checkout?
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    Sorry, I just assumed since I am allowed and they also allow alcohol. I do not use googlecheckout because they check, and I had my account canceled the day after signing up. Same with auth. net(they never returned the setup fee they said they would and ignored my requests.) 2 checkout also cancled on me. Here is a tip though.

    Find others who sell tobacco online and see who they use. Easiest way to find a company to use.
    Chicago Electronic Cigarettes: Tobacco Free, Smoke Free. 3 E-Cig Models, 11 flavors, and accessories.
    http://www.chicago-ecigs.com
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    Payment Gateway for Tobacco Website

    I know of the sites I will look at to find the info but how when I am there do I find out who they are using for their gateway. I am having a hard time finding that info on the sites. Thanks for the help
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    Why would PayPal not allow tobacco? It is a perfectly legal product for anyone over age.
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    because usa rules if i am not wrong..
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    link some of the sites, I can look. They will either say who they use on their about us, as you go through the check out, or you can view it in the html.
    Chicago Electronic Cigarettes: Tobacco Free, Smoke Free. 3 E-Cig Models, 11 flavors, and accessories.
    http://www.chicago-ecigs.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by larwilliams View Post
    Why would PayPal not allow tobacco? It is a perfectly legal product for anyone over age.
    You may want to read this article - the article is from 2005.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...57C0A9639C8B63
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    You can try Authorize.net or Alertpay or LinkPoint .. All are good ones in payment processing
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    I think Auth.net allows tobacco, assuming the company you went through knows about it. Being "sneaky" is what usually ends up getting you cancelled.

    PP, 2Checkout and Google CO do NOT allow tobacco, and they do occasionally check.
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