The tobacco industry supplies tobacco and accessories to a demanding customer base all over the world. Their products include chewing tobacco, and leaf tobacco, snuff, snus, cigarette, cigars, vape cartridges, e-cigarettes and other heat-not-burn products. They also sell pipes, ash trays, spittoons, cigar cutters, humidifiers and cases. Some customers of tobacco stores have no interest in smoking at all. These customers are interested in the aesthetic of items available for decorative and old-world charm for household and office ornamentation. Tobacco stores are similar to other specialty stores with many products to choose in their specific category. Stores are typically owned and run by managers and staff with tobacco industry knowledge. Business owners must be aware of the ever-changing legislation impacting their industry. Many tobacco stores operate under national brands but family owned and operated single location and multi-location tobacco stores continue to thrive in communities all over the world.

Operating a tobacco store requires a central location within a community. Some tobacco stores offer online purchasing and delivery as an additional offering. Other tobacco stores operate exclusively online. These exclusively web-based tobacco stores must be aware of laws that may not allow shipping of tobacco products to certain states or countries. Web based ordering is common as an offering for local pickup at an in-town location. Tobacco stores are typically staffed with managers, stock laborers, sales specialists and cashiers. These enterprises often run using on premise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology. Such applications offer inventory records, employee management, point of sale, online ordering, billing, invoicing and tobacco store payments.

Payment Integrator works with tobacco stores to integrate payment processing with new and existing on premise and SaaS based point of sale systems. With an omnichannel payment platform payment transactions can be made in person, online, or over the phone. Our gateway handles credit card and debit card payments as well as e-wallet transactions like Apple Pay and Google Pay. We can communicate with tobacco store accounting modules through integrated APIs and a hosted payment page (HPP) solution that is secure and PCI Compliant. Our solutions come equipped with a variety of P2PE secure countertop credit card processing terminals. Advanced tokenization makes it possible to create customer profiles to setup scheduled payments, payment plans and to manage invoicing for regular customers.

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