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Shipping Policy

State Sales Tax

We are required to collect and remit sales tax in the following states. Remittance of any other state’s taxes is the responsibility of the purchaser.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

State Excise Tax

Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, the State of Maryland will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products sold by online retailers to Maryland customers. See Maryland House Bill 1301. Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Maryland sales/use tax already imposed on tobacco products sold to Maryland customers.

The Maryland Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product sold:
- Premium cigars will be taxed at 15% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 7-9%.
- Pipe tobacco will be taxed at 30% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 15-20%.

For more details on the Maryland Excise Tax, review the law here

Ohio

Effective October 16, 2019, the State of Ohio will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers. See Ohio Code 5743.62 Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Ohio use tax already imposed on tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers. 

The Ohio Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product purchased:
- Most premium cigars (and all pipe tobacco) will be taxed at 17% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 8-11% with a maximum of fifty two cents ($.52) per premium cigar.
- Most little cigars with a filter or tip will be taxed at 37% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 25-30%

For more details on the Ohio Excise Tax, review the law here. 

Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania imposes an Excise Tax on “small cigars” shipped to customers based in Pennsylvania. Specifically, small cigars weighing 4lb per 1000 or less, not in carton packs, and not containing 20 to 25 sticks per pack will be taxed at $0.13 per cigar. 

Please note, we cannot ship to Pennsylvania customers any small cigars weighing 4lb per 1000 or less packed in cartons that contain 20 to 25 sticks per pack.  




Shipping Options

Shipping Preference Delivery Time Price
1 Standard Shipping will be delivered via UPS and/or USPS. Delivery addresses must be able to receive packages from either carrier.
2 Basic Shipping will be delivered via UPS Economy. Delivery address must be able to receive packages from USPS.
3 3 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
4 USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and can take up to five business days for delivery.
5 2 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
6 2 Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
7 Next Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
8 Next Business Day orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
9 Saturday Delivery orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
10 Saturday Delivery orders must be received by 3:00 PM ET.
Note: Shipping to states where adult signature is required by government regulation may be subject to additional fees.
Standard Shipping1 3-7 Business Days $7.99
Basic Shipping2 4-8 Business Days $7.99
UPS Ground 2-5 Business Days $10.99
3 Business Day3 3 Business Day Delivery $11.99
USPS Priority Mail4 2-3 Business Days $11.99
2 Business Day5 2 Business Day Delivery $16.99
HI/AK 2 Business Day6 2 Business Day Delivery $22.99
Next Business Day7 Next Business Day Delivery $26.99
HI/AK Next Business Day8 Next Business Day Delivery $34.99
UPS Saturday9 Saturday Delivery $44.99
HI/AK Saturday Delivery10 Saturday Delivery $49.99


Please note – certain items would exclude you from selecting some of the methods above. Any item-specific shipping constraints will be outlined on the product pages and in your cart. 

Order Processing

In-Stock orders received by 3:00PM ET will ship same day. Please consult the ‘Estimated Delivery’ date in the cart for the most accurate information based on the shipping method you select. 

Carrier Notes

  • Free and Standard shipping will be delivered via UPS, USPS, or a combination of the two. Delivery addresses must be able to receive packages from either carrier.
  • Saturday, Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, and Ground shipments are delivered via UPS.
  • Priority Mail shipments are delivered via USPS.

Military Bases, US Territories & PO Boxes

Shipments to PO Boxes, APO/FPO addresses, and US Territories will arrive via USPS and may incur additional delivery times. Expedited shipping options are not available.

Oversized Items

These items will ship via ground/freight services and may incur additional delivery times. Delivery may not be available to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and US Territories for certain items. Driver will deliver to the shipping address, but is not required to assist in moving the oversized item into the building, or with setup/unpacking.

Backorder Policy

For over a century, Thompson Cigar Company has offered the very best selection of premium cigars. The process of manufacturing products such as these is heavily reliant on agriculture and the experts who craft each handmade cigar, and due to these factors, we occasionally encounter delays and out of stocks. Many of our employees are avid cigar smokers, and we understand the importance of having specific blends and sizes available, which is why we allow the ability to ‘Backorder’ products that are not currently in stock but are expected to arrive in the future. If you are interested in placing an order for one of these products while we await receipt from the manufacturer, we would be pleased to accept your order. Please note that we will not charge your credit card while you await fulfillment of a backordered item. If we are unable to ship the backordered product, we will contact you and you will have the option to cancel the backorder or replace with an alternative item.  

Hawaii & Alaska

Expedited delivery options to Alaska and Hawaii are available for an additional charge.

State Restrictions

South Dakota/Utah:

Due to South Dakota and Utah State Regulations, we do not ship any products to South Dakota or Utah addresses.

Maryland:

Due to Maryland State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Maryland addresses:        
     - Machine-Made Cigars
     - Filtered Cigars
     - Cigars with Homogenized/HTL Wrappers

Washington State:

Due to Washington State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Washington addresses:
     - Small Cigars (Weighing 3lb per 1000 or less)
     - Pipe Tobacco

California:

While we require all purchasers to be over 21 years of age, California’s Senate Bill 39 requires us to:
     - Confirm your delivery of tobacco products by telephone call after 5PM (PT) the day prior to shipment
     - Obtain the signature of a person 21 years of age or order before completing the delivery.

Note, in order to comply with this restriction, we are unable to ship to a PO Box or offer certain shipping methods to California.

Delaware:

While we require all purchasers to be over 21 years of age, Delaware’s Title 30 Chapter 53 requires us to:
     - Receive and store age verification documents in order to sell a tobacco product to you. We have partnered with Veratad Age and Identity Verification Solutions to safely and securely store your information. This is a one-time process and the information will only be used to comply with your state’s requirements.
     - Obtain the signature of a person 21 years of age or order before completing the delivery.
     - This is a one-time process and the information will only be used to comply with your state’s requirements.

Note, in order to comply with this restriction, we are unable to ship to a PO Box or offer certain shipping methods to Delaware. 

Connecticut:

Due to Connecticut State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Connecticut addresses:
     - Small Cigars (Weighing 3lb per 1000 or less)

Maine:

Due to Maine State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Maine addresses:
     - Cigars with Homogenized/HTL Wrappers
     - Small Cigars (Weighing 3lb per 1000 or less)
     - Pipe Tobacco

Montana:

Due to Montana State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Montana addresses:
     - Filtered Cigars

Vermont:

Due to Vermont State Regulations, we do not ship the following products to Vermont addresses:
     - Small Cigars (Weighing 4.5lb per 1000 or less)

Massachusetts:

Due to Massachusetts State Regulations, we do not ship any Flavored Tobacco products to Massachusetts addresses.







Where is my order?

You can check shipment status by using the My Account link found on each page. Orders ship from our warehouse located in Bethlehem, PA.

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