PACT ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
In December 2020, a congressional amendment to the PACT Act was signed into the law as part of the omnibus spending bill. The effect of this new law broadens the definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes, vapes, eLiquids and vaping accessories. This means that after March 26th, 2021 online retailers will be required to only use private shipping carriers for all shipped orders, collect state and local excise taxes on vaping products and require Adult Signature (21+) on all deliveries nationwide. Other compliance requirements include labeling and packaging, record-keeping, and State and Federal registration and reporting.
Beginning in late November, we will no longer be able to ship vapor products via USPS. Unfortunately, FedEx, UPS and DHL have voluntarily issued internal policy changes to stop the shipment of vapor products as well. Given this, we will not be able to ship to P.O. Boxes, or APO addresses. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii we will still be able to ship your order via USPS. Shipping costs and taxes are going to increase as these new policies go into place. We are doing our best to make sure that your transit times, shipping costs, and coverage are as smooth as possible and we will be looking into more solutions as they become available.
At Select Vape, we are committed and working diligently to ensure that we are in compliance with the PACT Act’s rules and regulations. We will be using new private shipping carriers which are in compliance with all of the different state and federal laws in the states we ship to. Beginning November 30th, we will begin transitioning to the new shipping solution which will be available for customers in certain regions of the U.S. The option will be shown at checkout.
Unfortunately, coverage will be limited in the initial rollout and we may not be able to serve our entire customer base due to lack of regional carrier service. However, as the carrier’s coverage expands, we will make sure shipping services are made available as soon as possible. If we are unable to ship to your State, a notification will be indicated at checkout. If it is a temporary pause, we are working closely with the State to resume sales as soon as possible. Please check in with us in a few weeks as our shipping options will continue to expand.
Moving forward, all shipments will require an adult signature (21+) with I.D. check upon delivery, according to law. This will incur a $5 fee at checkout which will be now included in your total shipping cost. We strongly advise shipping your orders to your place of work or having a adult present at your shipping location if you do not plan on being home at the time of your delivery.