Membership

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

As a member of the Premium Cigar Association, your business is directly connected to to every facet of the industry. This provides you with exceptional opportunities for building and promoting your brand, connecting you directly to valuable partners in the industry, and uniting us all together in the fight to protect and promote our industry!

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 provider who serves or supplies PCA Retail members.

Note: To exhibit at our Annual Convention & Trade Show, you must have an active Associate membership, however, associate members are not required to exhibit to maintain membership. 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 also get exclusive savings and discounts from 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. 

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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. 

Exact Targeting Group (ETG) provides you with a free display for streaming quality curated content focused on premium cigars. Displays, players and installation are offered free of charge to PCA Retailer Members.

As a PCA Retailer Member, you can update your own content that is broadcast locally, including featured products, special offers, upcoming events and more. You can even use all or part of your media slots to advertise for other businesses!

SMS Texting helps you communicate back and forth with your customers in real time. With Gnymble, you can boost your communications strategy and at a special reduced rate exclusive to PCA members.