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IMPORTANT NOTES:

You must select the appropriate membership type that you are applying for or your membership will NOT be approved.

IF YOU OPERATE A STORE OR LOUNGE THAT SELLS PREMIUM CIGARS AND/OR PIPE TOBACCO TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, YOU ARE A TOBACCO RETAILER, NOT A DISTRIBUTOR, SUPPLIER, BROKER OR SOME OTHER CLASS OF IPCPR MEMBER. PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP AS THE WRONG MEMBER TYPE.

Please review Membership Type definitions below before applying:

Associate Membership (EXHIBITORS)
IPCPR Associate Members are manufacturers, distributors or service companies who serve and supply our Retailer members. All exhibitors at the IPCPR Annual Convention & International trade show MUST be current Associate members, and Associate members 
MUST have a booth at the show to attendYou will select your annual volume and correlating dues on the membership application page, per the following fee structure:

  • Annual Sales up to 1 million dollars = $750 USD per calendar year
  • Annual Sales over 1 million to 5 million = $900 USD per calendar year
  • Annual Sales over 5 million to 20 million = $1,500 USD per calendar year
  • Annual Sales over 20 million dollars = $2,950 USD per calendar year 

Domestic (US) Retailer Membership

Membership open to US or US territory-based tobacco retailers that sell premium cigars and/or pipe tobacco, pipes, and related accessories from a retail outlet in a location with retail zoning.

In order to be eligible for IPCPR International Retailer membership a member must meet ALL of the following criteria and submit the documents and photos listed below:

  • Be a licensed seller of premium cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco and related accessories,
  • Operate a retail store or smoking lounge in a location with retail zoning,
  • Be accessible to the general public during normally accepted retail business hours,
  • Submit copy or photo of state-issued retail sales/business license,
  • Submit copy or photo of state tobacco sales license, where applicable,
  • Submit photograph(s) of the outside of the business clearly showing the store front and signage,
  • Submit photograph(s) of the inside of the business clearly showing premium cigar and/or pipe tobacco sales displays.
  • Submit list of additional stores, if applicable, with store names, complete addresses and phone numbers. 

Important Note: Online-only, mail-order-only retailers and private individuals are not eligible for IPCPR membership.

Annual dues for Domestic (US) Retailers is based on the number of retail premium tobacco outlets you operate:

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Tier 1: Single Store Retailers: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 2: Retailers w/ Two (2) Stores: $600 per calendar year, discounted to $550 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 3: Retailers w/ 3 - 5 Stores: $750 per calendar year, discounted to $700 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 4: Retailers w/ 6+ Stores: $900 per calendar year, discounted to $850 if payment received by January 31.

 


International Retailer

Membership open to tobacco retailers based outside the United States that sell premium cigars and/or pipe tobacco, pipes, and related accessories from a retail outlet in a location with retail zoning.

In order to be eligible for IPCPR International Retailer membership a Retailer member must meet ALL of the following criteria and submit the documents and photos listed below:

  • Be a licensed seller of premium cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco and related accessories,
  • Operate a retail store or smoking lounge in a location with retail zoning,
  • Be accessible to the general public during normally accepted retail business hours,
  • Submit copy or photo of government-issued retail sales/business license,
  • Submit copy or photo of government-issued tobacco sales license, where applicable,
  • Submit photograph(s) of the outside of the business clearly showing the store front and signage,
  • Submit photograph(s) of the inside of the business clearly showing premium cigar and/or pipe tobacco sales displays.
  • Submit list of additional stores, if applicable, with store names, complete addresses and phone numbers.

Important Note: Online-only, mail-order-only retailers and private individuals are not eligible for IPCPR membership.  

Annual dues for Domestic (US) Retailers is based on the number of retail premium tobacco outlets you operate:

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Tier 1: Single Store Retailers: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 2: Retailers w/ Two (2) Stores: $600 per calendar year, discounted to $550 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 3: Retailers w/ 3 - 5 Stores: $750 per calendar year, discounted to $700 if payment received by January 31.

Tier 4: Retailers w/ 6+ Stores: $900 per calendar year, discounted to $850 if payment received by January 31.

Broker

Independent sales representative who is contracted to represent an associate member company and their products to retail tobacco stores. Applicants must designate their sponsoring Associate Member(s).

 Annual dues for Brokers: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Domestic Distributor

Domestic Distributors are US based wholesalers who supply products from our current exhibiting Associate members to the member retailers in their market place. Applicants must designate their sponsoring Associate Member(s).
(Domestic Distributors who wish to display and sell their products the Annual Convention & International Trade Show must join IPCPR as an Associate Member).

 Annual dues: Domestic Distributors: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

International Distributor
International Distributors are firms outside the United States who supply products from our current exhibiting Associate members to the retailer trade in their market place overseas. Applicants must designate their sponsoring Associate Member(s).
(International Distributors who wish to display and sell their products who wish to display and sell their products the Annual Convention & International Trade Show must join IPCPR as an Associate Member).

 Annual dues: International Distributors: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Supplier
Supplier membership with the IPCPR is open to qualified companies that supply products and services to our exhibiting Associate members. Examples would be such things as the hardware and materials used in the production of the boxes used to market their cigars, machinery and equipment utilized in the Associate's production of their products, flavorings for tobacco products and other raw materials. Applicants must designate their sponsoring Associate Member(s).

 Annual dues for Suppliers: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Internet Media
In an effort to better communicate with and inform the general public and targeted audiences, IPCPR welcomes legitimate Internet news media outlets dedicated to the premium tobacco products and accessories industry. Internet-Media applicants must respond to IPCPR's list of stringent requirements to get their membership applications approved. To review these rules and regulations, please click "join online now" below.

 Annual dues for Internet-Media members: $450 per calendar year, discounted to $400 if payment received by January 31.

Term of Membership for ALL IPCPR Membership Types: IPCPR Membership dues cover the calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. Membership expires every year on December 31, regardless of the date of joining/dues payment.

 









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