The passing of the new PACT Act is still shrouded in confusion for many vape enthusiasts nationwide. One thing customers are most eager to know is whether they can still order and receive their products from online retailers. While there is no doubt that online retailers will continue providing their products and services to end customers, the same cannot be said of the major players in shipping, who have up until recently been the main couriers for vapor products. While it is true that USPS, FedEx and DHL are ceasing vapor product deliveries, there are alternative carriers who are willing and able to ship them.
Why Do Major Carriers No Longer Ship Vapor Products?
The passing of the new PACT Act, which extends the original PACT Act passed in 2009 to cover electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), is concerned with underage youth purchasing vapor products online. This is largely due to there being no regulated age verification system in place for vapor products, unlike the ones that exist for other age-restricted products. As a result, strict regulations have been put in place to manage the sale of ENDS and their parts online.
What Other Changes Can Customers Expect?
Although it’s true that major carriers will no longer ship vapor products to any customers, there are many private couriers who can do so. This will mean an increase in shipping fees, however, many vape enthusiasts are content to pay the difference in order to continue receiving their products. Below are some changes you can expect as a result of the new PACT Act:
- Your age will be verified twice, the first time during the checkout process via a commercially available database. Upon delivery, the signatory has to be of legal age to purchase vapor products, even if they are not the addressee, and produce valid ID to this purpose.
- Your tax obligations will be clearly outlined on the parcel. You may also notice that the prices of your favorite products have increased slightly to account for this difference.
- Your information may be retained for up to a period of 5 years. Couriers are obligated to retain this information for regulation purposes, especially if they suspect that a buyer has violated the PACT Act.
While these changes can make the process of purchasing vapor products more time-consuming, there should be no further cause of concern as an adult of legal age who keeps fully in compliance.
Purchase the Vapor Products You Need with Confidence
You can be assured that at Discount Vape Pen, we are doing our best to continue bringing our products to you, our loyal customers. Just like before, all your favorite products are only a click away, and our team is doing everything possible to keep in compliance. Whether you are looking for vaping devices or other accessories, you can turn to us as your trusted one-stop shop who always delivers timely and reliably.