If you want to buy e cigarettes online in the United States, the last thing you want to do is purchase from a website that uses PayPal as its primary payment processor. There are a few different reasons for this and we’ve decided to spell them all out for new e cigarette users.
1) It is against PayPal’s terms of service to sell e cigarettes or any tobacco product using their service. This means that any e cigarette company using PayPal as their payment processor is risking their entire account being terminated by doing so. If they have no respect for PayPal’s terms of service, will they have any for you?
2) A brand using PayPal is also a bad sign of the company’s reputation and financial standing because they most likely were unable to get a merchant account to process payments anywhere else. For products like e cigarettes, most merchant accounts require that the owner of the business pass credit checks and that they have product liability insurance to cover accidents if someone gets hurt using their product. If they’re using PayPal, they probably didn’t pass muster with any reputable merchant company that is able to process credit and debit card payments.
3) Using PayPal gives you no recourse if you want a refund for a bad product. Because e cigarettes aren’t supposed to be sold through PayPal in the United States in the first place, the odds of being able to get a refund is pretty slim.
We don’t use PayPal to process any of our transactions. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover through our traditional merchant account.
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