Thank you for being part of our 101Vape family.
In late December 2020, Congress passed a huge spending package that included a coronavirus relief (stimulus) bill, and buried deep in the 5,000+ page document, a law titled "Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act" (starting on page 5136). The first part of this act brings electronic cigarettes and vape items into the PACT Act. Complying with PACT Act forces us to register with the ATF, collect taxes, file monthly reports with your info and more. If this wasn't bad enough, also included are restrictions for shipping with USPS. Shortly after, UPS, Fedex, and DHL followed suit making a commitment to no longer ship vape goods to retail customers.
You've been seeing us run big sales recently, and some of you have taken the hint. Today, we're making our formal statement.
We have been evaluating the future of 101Vape under these new regulations and the high likelihood of future over-reaching regulations attacking our industry. Taking in the pros and cons, we have decided that we will not continue to operate under these rules. We are sorry to report that we will no longer be accepting orders after Friday 2pm PT 3/26/2021. To clearance off our remaining stock we are doing a final clearance event of 75% OFF all items on our site with code 101VAPEFAM.
We want to sincerely thank you for your business and support through the years. Whether you've been shopping with us since 2013 or you're a new customer, we value and appreciate you coming to us for your vape goods.
When we started up our store, vapes looked very different. It was a fun time, even though it was pretty much the Wild West. Over time, our industry has self-regulated with innovative safer products for beginners. The game changed when regulated box mods and subohm tanks came into play, making it easier and safer to vape. It really showed that the community was getting together to make vaping better and safer, even without government regulation. Whether you're building coils for a friend, filling up their tank with your awesome new flavor, or working with vape manufacturers to create better products, vapers have always looked after each other.
It's incredible difficult for us to write this letter, but we want you to know we really appreciate you coming to us, allowing us to build a great staff and providing for our families.
There are still going to be ways for you to get your vape goods. Physical in-person vape stores are subject to state laws, and will continue to operate as usual. This recent change in regulations only significantly affects online stores, especially stores like us who cater to retail customers rather than business-to-business.
It may not be the end for us. Though we will be shutting down our online store, we are still considering different ways 101Vape can still exist. We may still see you in the future, but until then... Thank you for being part of our 101Vape family.
*If you need to contact us about your order or items, please do so before the Friday cutoff time of 2pm PT 3/26/2021.