Membership

Premium Cigar Association (PCA) members are business entities primarily focused on the premium cigar and pipe tobacco industry. The PCA currently offers three (3) primary categories of membership: Retailers, Associates and Industry Partners.

Through association membership, businesses are have a direct connec­tion to every facet of the industry, thus gaining enhanced opportunities to build your brand, connect directly with valuable partners and join together in the fight to protect and propel the industry in a positive trajectory!

Member Types & Definitions

A Retailer Member is one who operates a premium tobacco retail business, within the United States or abroad, and sells premium cigars and/or pipe tobacco, pipes, and related accessories from a retail outlet in a location with retail zoning. Learn more

An Associate Member is a manufacturer, distributor or service company who serves and supplies our PCA Retailer members. Associates are the only PCA members who are eligible to exhibit at our Annual Convention & Trade Show, however, one does not have to exhibit to be an associate member. Learn more

Industry Partners include Distributors, Suppliers, Brokers and Media outlets, whose primary business is committed to the premium tobacco industry. Learn more

Follow the link below for more information and detailed descriptions of each industry partner type.

Affinity Programs

Exclusively for PCA Members

In addition to getting premier access to the world’s greatest premium tobacco trade show, PCA members get exclusive discounts from multiple programs and services offered through our affinity partners.

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The PCA has partnered with the NUVO Company to create a credit card processing program specifically tailored to fit the needs of tobacconists!

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The PCA has partnered with Cigar Insurance USA to provide Business Owners Policy (BOP) insurance to our members. 

pca affinity program 1-800 members

The PCA is proud to present a full suite of discounts to our members through 1-800-Members, including:

  • Avis/Budget™ car rentals
  • Deluxe™ checks, business forms and printed products
  • Lenovo™ computers, servers and equipment
  • UPS™ shipping and UPS Store™ services
  • Member Freight shipping
  • Intercall by West Communications™ for conference calling services

If you own a cigar store or lounge where guests sit and enjoy your premium tobacco products, you can get 15% — 20% off DirecTV programming for your business establishment! The PCA has partnered with National Satellite Center on a new member discount program that can save the average current commercial DIRECTV customer up to $800 per year, or as much as $1,200 per year for new DirectTV commercial accounts when upgrading from cable.