Selling Vape Products In 2017
Some helpful links, and information on the new vape rules.
New from CSP Daily News
If you haven’t noticed all the changes in the e-cig and vaping industry, you need to catch up. Back in August of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its new regulations on the industry. This article from CSP Daily News does a great job of giving some insights on what’s happening, what’s to come, and what you, as an online retailer, should do about it. One important change is the compliance process for manufacturing legally will be more costly beginning in August of 2018. This means that there will be significantly fewer suppliers of the product; this will also drive the price up. The important thing to take from this is to build relationships with those wholesalers that plan on going through the process to be FDA approved. Build your brand now, in 2017, while there is still time because once the deadline hits, many online retailers will need to scramble to make enough sales.
Local and state vape laws
The other big piece is to understand local and state rules and regulations on electronic cigarette sales. There are already states and towns that have passed regulations affecting the industry, like public use, taxation, retailer registration and more. It’s a good idea to follow your local politics on the subject, consult an attorney, and if necessary get involved in the political process.
Below are four additional links from the FDA, The Washington Post, and Tasker Payment Gateways. We think all can be helpful to any merchant selling electronic cigarettes, vape devices, or e-juice online:
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