Processing Terms and Conditions
Our Vaping / eCigarette
accounts are for established businesses only with a minimum
of 4 months processing. We will only take new business start-ups
when the direct parent company has processing history operating
within the same sector.
As the type of products
using vaping derivatives is vast, you will be required to
provide a full list of products sold and a legal conformation
that all products are legal in their targeted markets.
MasterCard may require registration of merchants
who operate vaping derivatives sites. These Customers are
subject to a "High Risk Registration Fee" of $500
per year. This fee is payable once the application has been
formally approved and before the account is activated.
IMPORTANT - Please note
that we only set-up processing for businesses who follow
applicable laws and compliance guidelines. Therefore in
order to provide a dedicated account you must adhere to
- Do not sell any
products that violate the United Kingdom’s Misuse
of Drugs Act 1971
- e-cigarette tank capacity is no more than 2ml
- e-liquid nicotine strength is no more than 20mg/ml
- You are not selling bongs and other
similar drug paraphernalia
- You have a European company of incorporation and sell
mostly to EU countries *
We will block cardholders from Denmark; Finland and Norway
legal reasons. The USA may also be blocked subject to application
Vaping and e-Cigarette Processing Costs and Fees
Once you have completed the online application form, you
will be contacted within 1 - 2 business days by your allocated
account manager confirming ALL costs and fees and a list
of documents to return if you wish to proceed.
or weekly (subject to application)
||Month to month
Please note that the above fees are non negotiable.
However, after 6 - 12 months processing we will happily
The UK Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU (TPD) introduces
new rules for nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes
and refill containers (Article 20). MHRA is responsible
for implementing the majority of provisions under Article
20 and has been designated as the competent authority for
the notification scheme for e-cigarettes and refill containers
in the UK.
The UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations
2016 implement the TPD in the UK, and came into force on
20 May 2016. Part 6 of the regulations sets out the requirements
for e-cigarettes and refill containers.
The regulations introduce requirements for
producers of e-cigarettes and refill containers. A producer
is anyone who manufactures or imports these products or
who re-brands any product as their own. Producers must submit
information about their products to MHRA through a European
Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) notification portal.
Retailers do not need to submit information
for any products they sell unless they also qualify as a
Vaping and e-Cigarette Merchant Account Approval Timescales
Please note that due to the nature of the business and the
underwriting criteria, vaping merchant accounts usually take
a little longer than normal lower risk accounts. Therefore
once we have received your completed application documents
back it takes around 7
- 14 working days to
underwrite, approve and set live your payment processing.