Exhibitor at IPCPR 81st Annual Convention & International Trade Show

July 13th, 2013

Exhibitor at IPCPR 81st Annual Convention & International Trade Show

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What ‘Cost Plus’ or Interchange Plus Means for the Cigar Industry

July 12th, 2013

No small-business merchant expects to   have the ability to accept credit card payments without being charged a fee, but does it have to be so complicated? There are interchange rates, markups, discount rates, three- and four-tier programs, and a variety of fees based on what type of card is used in each transaction. To top […]

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MasterCard’s New Tobacco Registration Requirements

July 5th, 2013

Policies and campaigns designed to destroy tobacco sales are nothing new to merchants who deal in cigarettes, cigars and loose tobacco. Stringent government regulations, soaring taxes and nonstop, federally funded advertising campaigns have been part of the business for years. But now, with internet sales of tobacco increasing, merchants who make their money from non-face-to-face […]

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