How to Buy Cigars Online

If you’re new to buying cigars online, don’t sweat – it’s a lot easier than you think. We can give you a few quick steps that will show you how to buy cigars online.

But I miss the cigar shop!

There’s no way to truly replace the local cigar shop experience, we know. Even stepping through the door there is kind of a like entering another world. That amazing smell hits right away. Sweet tobacco, rich earthy aromas, and perhaps even a bit of smoke are always in the air. And what’s amazing is that the smells of thousands of cigars have all infused together to turn the cigar shop into something like a giant humidor.

If you’ve ever fantasized about being a cigar, walking into a cigar shop is as close as you can get. (Unfortunately, most don’t have sleepovers where you can truly “get into character” and lay on the floor in a pile of coronas all night).

We’re not here to replace local cigar shops, though. We think there’s room for both of us.

The Advantages to Buying Cigars Online

As you can imagine, there are some nice advantages when it comes to how to buy cigars online. You may not be able to chat with the shop owner or the other patrons, but now you’ve got a library of resources on your side now. You can read up on reviews and ratings, research the exact specifications of the cigar, and in general learn a ton about each smoke. You can also easily buy exactly what you want, generally in the quantity you want. There’s no guesswork or looking around for the things you want. Specify your brand, country of origin, wrapper preference, size, shape… it’s all under your control when you buy cigars online.

Unbeatable convenience: filtering according to your preferences

If you know you want a My Father cigar, but you’re not sure which one you want, you can sort them in a way that works for you (highly rated cigars, maduro cigars, Nicaraguan filler blends – the world is your smoky oyster). Check out the top left of the page. You’ll see a few words with downward-facing arrows next to them. Hovering your mouse cursor over “Cigars” will “drop down” a menu of options. EXACT STEPS: In the section of Top Cigar Brands in that drop down menu, you’ll find My Father. Click it and you’re off and running with some of the best cigars the world has to offer.

If you know you want something Dominican, you can look at our cigars from the Dominican Republic and shop from there. Things like this can be hard in person unless your local cigar shop already organizes things that way. EXACT STEPS: Hover over the top left word “Cigars” to drop down the menu of options. Scroll a bit downward and you’ll get Cigars by Origin. Click on Dominican and you’re all set.

If you know you’d like to smoke a mild cigar, but you really don’t know much about them yet, you can sort things like that, too. EXACT STEPS: Hover over the top left word “Cigars” to drop down the menu of options. In the bottom right of that menu you’ll notice Cigars by Strength. Click on Mild and you’ll get what you want.

Simple, right?

Not yet. What do I do after that?

Okay, here are The Steps to Buying Cigars Online

We’ve said this a few times above, but for those who didn’t follow, in the top left of this page you’ll see the world “Cigars” with a downward arrow next to it. Under the “All Cigars” section, you’ll see “Best Sellers.” Click that and you now will see a selection of some of our customers’ favorite cigars that we carry. Scroll through and then click on a picture or cigar name. This will take you to what we call a “Product Page.” On the product page, you can click on the number of cigars you want (a single, a 5-pack, or a box) and the quantity of those. When you’ve got what you like, you can then click “Add to cart.”

Research if you want it

You can also learn more about the cigar there, if you’re not ready to make a purchase. You can see information about the cigar’s wrapper, filler, strength, and sometimes can even read reviews from other users. This is the shopping part of the “how to buy cigars online”

Making a purchase

When you’re done reading about cigars and adding them to your cart, you can checkout. There’s a shopping cart icon in the top right of the page. Click that, and then review your cart. Make sure everything in there is something you want, and is in the right quantity. When you’re ready to move forward, click “Checkout.” Now you’ll enter your contact information and mailing address, and click the red button underneath those fields for entering info. Follow a similar step for payment, confirm the order, and you’re all set.

How do I get my cigars home?

You’ll get your cigars delivered. Isn’t the future beautiful? When you buy cigars online, you get your cigars by mail. During the checkout process, you’ll generally get an estimate of how long it will take to get the cigars delivered to your door. While you wait, you can also use your order number to check in on package tracking. This will tell you when you’ll get your cigars by mail, often with a current location update so you can see exactly where in the world your cigars are (or at least, their last check in location). This is probably our favorite part of the buying cigars online process, because it saves us any travel time of having to go get our cigars. Getting cigars delivered by mail is the ultimate in convenience.

Our contact info

Hopefully, that clears up how to buy cigars online, but if you run into issues, we’re always happy to help! Feel free to call or email at any time. Here’s our info:

Phone: 888-762-8786
Email: support@cigarsdirect.com

If you’d like to chat with us live, click the live chat link at the bottom right of the page.

Happy smoking!