Ideal For: All cigarettes manufacturers, tobacco processors, cigarette kiosks, and other traders can use this method to sell cigarettes online.

How To Sell Cigarettes Online

Why Choose this Method for Selling Over any Other Solution?

Unlike any other solution, this method allows you to:

  • List and sell your cigarettes for FREE. Absolutely no payment required.
  • No commission deducted on sales.
  • Collect payment through multiple payment modes from a single checkout page.
  • Sell one time or recurring subscriptions of your cigarettes.
  • Sell and collect payment in any currency as per your requirement.
  • Give discounts on your products by offering special coupon codes.
  • Add sales commission agents to help you in selling your cigarettes.

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The cigarette smoking industry is big. For example, according to research by the British American Tobacco Association over 19% of the world’s population consumes an average of 5,300 billion cigarettes per year, and a quarter of them was brought online. So being a cigarette manufacturer or seller it is a good time to introduce your products online.

Why would you like to sell cigarettes online?

Well, there can be many reasons for you to start selling cigarettes online like to improve your sales and expand the areas of business. Moreover, it can be possible, that government in your area has hiked the cigarette price or completely banned smoking but still, you can sell to other regions through the internet.

Furthermore,  the modern smoker has a ton of alternatives like nicotine patches, tobacco vapers, etc. So if your product doesn’t reach the right person on the right time, your business is likely to perish. Also in the traditional way of brick and mortar business, you may have come across these irritants.

  • Giving comprehensive description per cigarette packet
  • Maintaining an inventory of all the cigarettes in stock
  • Getting payments both in offline and online mode
  • Generating professional invoices to be used as tax receipts.

Now, if you sell cigarettes online you can not only eliminate these above-mentioned problems but also can expand the brand awareness by sharing the checkout pages on Facebook and Twitter. So what are we waiting for, let go through 10 easy steps to start selling cigarettes online.

Note: In no way, we encourage smoking tobacco or selling cigarettes online to minors.

This is How your Checkout Page will Look Like After Creation

Checkout Page to Sell Cigarettes Online

Preview Checkout Page

Step 1: Log in to Pabbly Subscription Billing

Signup

Browse in Google for Pabbly Subscription Billing and on their website click on the button “Sign up Free“. When you click on the button, a sign-up page opens and fill in the required fields or simply sign in using Gmail account.

Sign Up For Free!

Step 2: Select Subscription Billing

Access Subscription Billing

Now that you have entered into the dashboard, click on the “Access Now” button on the Subscription Billing option.

Step 3: Account Setup

Setup Account

This will generate a dialog box that requires you to fill the company details like name, currency standards, and phone number. Easily fill these parts and click on continue to complete the process.

Step 4: Connect Payment Gateways To Sell Cigarettes Online

Connect Payment Gateway

Of course, as a merchant, you should always test the payment gateway to stimulate the whole payment experience of a customer. Moreover, with Pabbly Subscription Billing, you can connect with multiple payment gateways for selling cigarettes online, with the help of the articles given below. Meanwhile, I am going ahead with enabling test payment gateway to show you the process.

Step 5: Add Your Product

Add Product

Now that you have successfully embedded your payment gateway, its time to add your product. Click on the “Add New Product” button which summons a dialog box. Here,  in this box, you can enter the name of the cigarette type, provide a small description, and even redirect to a particular website.

Selling Cigarettes Online

Fill up the details and your product is created.

Note: Here you can add all the products related to the similar category by creating plans for each of them.

Step 6: Add Plans

Now, we are going to create plans for cigarettes available in your store.

(a) Select Add New Plan

Add Plan

(b) Specify the Plan & Pricing Details

add plan to start selling cigarettes online

For adding a plan you will be redirected to plan page where you have to fill details like plan name, code, price, setup fees, billing cycle, etc. This is one of the most important steps for selling cigarettes online.

(c) Add Image & Description

product description

Here, take a good picture of the cigarettes you want to sell and paste it.

Moreover, it will be very helpful for customers if you provide some product description of the cigarettes in bullet points like quantity per packet, tobacco quality, the rolling paper used, humidity and dry extremes, etc.

After filling out the description, press the “Submit” button. Following the same method, you can add multiple stacks of cigarettes.

Step 7: Share your Checkout Page

Share Checkout Page on Social Media

  • Now, you can share the checkout page on Twitter & Facebook by just pressing the respective buttons.
  • Or you can send the checkout page link to customers through emails or SMS.
  • Also, you can add the provided plan link in the buttons or any anchor text on your website, so the users will be redirected to the checkout page.

Step 8: Preview Checkout Page

Follow up these steps to preview checkout page:

(a) Click on the View Button

View Checkout Plan

(b) Take a Look at the Checkout Page

checkout page for selling cigarettes online

Step 9: Embed Checkout Page in Site & Sell Cigarettes Online

Embed Checkout Page on Website

Now,  copy the embed plan link to insert the check out page on your WordPress website.

(a) Edit the Page & Paste the Copied Link

Paste_Link_in_Text_Editor

Now, when the link is copied, then paste it to the text area of the editor.

(b) Save & Publish the Checkout Page

Save_and_Publish

After pasting the code, now hit the ‘Publish’ button. Your checkout page is embedded.

(c) Check out the Final Look of your Checkout Page on WordPress Site

embed on wordpress

Step 10: Multiplan Checkout Page

Note: In case you want to sell multiple products via a single checkout page, you can create a multi-plan checkout page otherwise skip this step.

(a) Click on Add Mutiplan Checkout

Multiplan_Checkout

(b) Add Plans to Sell Cigarettes from Single Checkout Page

create multiplan

(c) Take a Look at the Checkout Page

multiplan product

Preview Checkout Page

Wrapping Up

Viola, after reading this you might have gotten a feeling that this is a fast, free and easy setup to sell cigarettes online with integrated payment gateways like Stripe, Razorpay, Paypal, Authorize.net, etc. Furthermore, your customers have the luxury to pay in any currency or denomination as they like. But, before you start selling cigarettes online you need to realize that smoking causes cancer and many governments are vehemently opposed to selling cigarettes online. However, if the law is on your side then go ahead.

Also, since you are new to this stuff, you may have questions related to the online payment processing and e-commerce ecosystem in general. Please feel free to ping me about the same.

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