Reverse MasterCard's Anti-Vape Policies
MasterCard sent out an email updating it's policy with vape companies that process their cards. This petition was formed requesting MasterCard to reverse their anti-vape policies. Here are some key points that affect the industry.
NEW VAPING AGE 21
If you are you between the age of 18-20 and reside in a state that allows you to legally vape, MasterCard has taken away your ability to order online. With their requirement of Adult Signatures on delivery MasterCard has effected raised the age on vaping single handedly. You must be 21 or over with a valid government issued ID to sign for a USPS, UPS, and FedEx package with Adult Signature Required.
EXORBITANT REGISTRATION FEES
MasterCard is now charing a $500/year registration fee to vape companies. Even if you have a great chargeback record and have been processing for years. Why you ask? Because why not?
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
"I can start using my Visa debit card or Amex credit card." Well unfortunately, the online software that vape sites use cannot determine the type of card you are using and add an additional cost per that credit card type. Thus, all transactions will need to follow this new procedure.