Hookah Merchant Accounts

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We specialize in Hookah Merchant Accounts and merchant accounts for hookah websites. We approve practically every business type, even if you have been turned down for payment processing. With decades of experience, our team is here to help. Even if you have been shut down by your current processor, we have a solution for your particular situation. We’re available to answer any questions and provide ongoing continued support for our valued customers.

Don’t hesitate, call us immediately for assistance. Our dedicated staff is standing by to assist you. Our typical turn-around time is 3 business days and in some cases the same day. We look forward to working with you  Apply Today

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High Risk Merchant Account LLC can provide merchant services to the hookah industry, including hookah ecommerce websites selling shisha online, to hookah lounges inviting customers to come and relax with some shisha. With origin’s dating back the 15th century in India, the recreational use of hookah in the United States has become quite popular. High risk merchant processing is the lifeblood for any shisha business to welcome their customers preferred method of payment. Don’t delay, call us today to discuss your options.

We Approve:

  • Ecommerce Hookah Sales
  • Hookah Lounges & Nightclubs
  • Hookah Coffee Shops & Cafe’s
  • Shisha Sales & Supplies

What Is A Hookah Merchant Account:

Hookah merchant accounts furnish businesses in this industry process all types of payments, including debt card processing, credit card processing, and high risk ach. Another consideration is holiday gift cards processing, which can increase substantial net revenues. These accounts sometimes are associated with tobacco use and may be a challenge to get consideration for approval.

Who Needs Hookah Merchant Accounts:

The hookah industry, very much like e-cigarette vape stores and online cigar sales, has been gaining huge popularity in the United States for many years now. According to Edition Truth.com demand for hookah in the United States is at an all-time high and the current worldwide consumption trend is expected put a strain on hookah distribution and supplies. With that gained popularity, comes increased competition to fulfill the customer demand. Having the option to sell your hookah tobacco and hookah accessories online will give you a competitive edge over other sellers in your area. The benefits of an online presence will ensure that you are able to grow your customer base, brand and sales revenue. Diversifying the channels in which you sell your product, specifically an e-commerce store, will require you accept credit and debit cards. Not only will this give you the ability to expand your market, you have the potential to add customers that are in your immediate area and prefer to make purchases by card.

As with most tobacco related industries, the high-risk classification is present. Due to the fact that it is considered a high-risk product and that the legislation varies widely between states. Unusually large volume of transactions and a history of high chargebacks in the field also adds to the high-risk status. Ways to avoid the potential pitfalls are to manage your transactions properly, minimize chargebacks and fraud and ensuring you are up to date with legislative changes. We strive to approve all merchants, regardless of whether you have been shut down or turned down in the past. We understand that each merchant has unique and individual needs because of the diverse markets and regions. Not every business will operate the same way as another. Our mission is to find the best account solution that will help your business grow and thrive in the extremely competitive hookah / shisha industry. The ability to accept credit and debit cards is of paramount importance when looking to grow your business and your online presence. It increases the customers you can service, especially in the growing digital world we live in. Having the ability to accept cards or online payments has never been greater than it is now in the hookah sector. The use of cashless methods to purchase goods and services is consistently growing by the year. Depending on the way your business processes transactions, whether through brick and mortar or online, having ability to process transactions in any form is the best way to make the biggest profit and expand your customer base. Keep up with the ever-changing market and continue growing, your e-cig/vape shop must stay current with the technology and methods that keep the industry running at the most optimal level. Our specialists make use of the years of hands on experience and knowledge to ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of the best practices and the equipment to back it up.

Creating brand awareness and online presence has the potential to elevate your business to the global stage. As it stands, we are already living in a globalized market. Products and services are being provided and delivered at higher numbers than ever. Taking advantage of every tool possible to ensure you stay on the cutting edge will be the recipe for success. Having a tried and trusted merchant service by your side on the journey could make all the difference. High Risk Merchant Account LLC has the tools and expertise to help your business get approved.

Multiple Processing Platforms:

Multiple merchant payment platforms gives you the ability to choose the best solution to meet your processing needs. Retail merchant can enjoy state-of-the-art EMV Terminals with optional pin-pads, for the latest in security and PCI Compliance. Ecommerce hookah websites will enjoy customer friendly shopping carts to perform simple and secure check-out.

  • Ecommerce Shopping Art Gateways
  • State-Of-The-Art Point-Of-Sale Equipment
  • Gift Card Solutions Available

Our Benefits:

  • Secured Online Application, offers accurate and efficient submission.
  • Multiple Payment Platforms, including Ecommerce & Card Terminals.
  • Dedicated Managers to guide you through the application process.
  • Diversified Acquirers with appetite for the hookah webisite & hookah lounges.
  • Speedy decisions processes and fast approval turn-around.

Our Mission:

Our goal is to approve all merchants, regardless if you have been shut down or turned down in the past. We understand mitigating circumstances such as chargeback ratios and exponential monthly volume growth can devastate a bank relationship, causing a merchant closure or substantial holds place on an account to protect the bank from losses. We are dedicated to making every attempt to resolve issues and get your account approved. Our commitment to excellence and going the extra mile to exhaust every opportunity is our mantra. We strive to exceed expectations and utilize our expertise and competence to deliver unsurpassed customer satisfaction.

Our Commitment:

With our team’s unique experience in the payment space, we bring the vital expertise to get your account approved quickly and painlessly. Our staff is committed to providing unsurpassed customer service and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call today to discuss all of your credit card processing needs.


At High Risk Merchant Account LLC, your business success is our ultimate goal. Our dedicated staff is standing by to assist you in navigating the payment processing space. With decades of experience, our team is committed to providing competent knowledgeable advice and a plan of action to get your merchant account approved quickly. Call us immediately to get on the fast track for hookah merchant account approval. Our typical turn-around time is 3-5 business days and in certain cases the very same day. We look forward to working with you!     Apply Online Today