February 05, 2021 2 min read
The eLiquid.com team works hard to make sure your favorite vaping products are accessible any time you want them. However, there are many challenges that we face every day in getting those products directly to your doorstep. One challenge that has come our way is private shipping servicesending delivery of vape products.
The vape mail ban has extended to private services
The vape mail ban was part of the Congressional spending bill. It ended the USPS’ ability to ship vaping products directly to consumers. FedEx also announced a ban starting March 1, and now UPS is ending vape mail. “Effective April 5, 2021, UPS will not transport vaping products to, from, or within the United States due to the increased complexity to ship these products,” Jim McDonald of Vaping360 reported. DHL already banned domestic retail shipments of vape products.
The rules regarding the postal service are very broad and may change at any given time. As of this writing, USPS has not introduced any new rules. The new law, assuming it allows manufacturers and distributors to ship vape products to each other like smokeless tobacco and cigarettes (which is already permitted), vape shops can still receive products.
Banning vape mail in the time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic also complicates the situation for vapers. Depending on local and state laws, vape shops may still be closed or only allow curbside pickup and delivery. This makes vape mail even more important for customers who do not wish to travel to the nearest vape shop. This will also make it more difficult for customers to receive vaping products, especially vapers who live in rural areas.
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