Are E-cigs Less Harmful?

Jul 25, 2014

Owning a business that supplies the popular e-cigs is great business sense as the popularity increases. With recent studies that are pushing these as an alternative to smoking normal cigarettes, as an option to reduce the amount a person smokes. They contain less chemicals than a tobacco product, and the burning of the plant releases toxins into the body. In an e-cig, the nicotine and other chemicals are in liquid form before warming in the e-cig and inhaling in vapour form into the body.

Marketing this product as a way to quit smoking is just one option open to businesses selling these products, having the facilities to allow payments from clients is even more important. This is just one example where an e-cig merchant account would benefit your company.

It will allow for greater acceptance of payment and this can open up opportunities on the internet too. Allowing customers to pay using their credit and debit cards is vital; there is also technology available to allow customers to use their mobile phones for payment, too; for this technology to work you need to ensure that your payment terminal accepts contactless payments.

Studies are suggesting that the use of an e-cig is less damaging to the health of the person smoking and other people nearby. This is because the liquid held in the e-cig heats up and releases vapor, this isn’t smoke, making the product healthier for all.

Out of a possible 12 products that are commonly used, but are unhealthy, the e-cig ranked ninth by a professor of Georgetown University, who put alcohol at first position as the worst product.

It is important in any business; you consider the selling points you want to highlight of a potential product. With the current understanding of the chemicals contained in an e-cig there are questions as to the long-term health problems they can cause. Currently there is no long-term evidence to support either claim that the e-cig cause’s health-related issues. While there is a growing market for the product, allowing your business to bloom with the increase in sales and profits associated with selling the e-cig. Then it is going to allow, at least for the short-term, a possible business opportunity, which you should not miss.

For more on an e-cig merchant account call 1-800-621-4893

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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