International shipping of e-liquid and electronic cigarettes, whether disposable vapes, Juul pods or other, is a complex process with specific regulations in place. Most shipping companies do not allow private customers to send e-cigarettes, and in this article, you will understand why. We will cover the main questions and rules to have in mind when shipping vapes in the mail.
Before shipping electronic cigarettes internationally, it is important to check whether they are legal at the pick-up and in the destination countries.
In 2021, the US passed a law known as the “vape mail ban”, and many countries have followed the approach regarding shipping such products. For EU shipments, any nicotine-containing products must also comply with the Tobacco Directive 2014/14/EU. Bear in mind that most regulations treat all products related to electronic cigarettes (the device itself and the filing liquid) within the same set of rules.
When it comes to the device itself, since e-cigarettes and Juul pods are electronic items, before sending them abroad, remember that lithium batteries exceeding the specifications below cannot be transported by air. Even though they are prohibited, if you end up deciding to send li-Ion-powered vapes and Juul pods in the mail, make sure that the batteries travel inside the device and comply with the following requirements:
Strict regulations regarding vape juice content have been implemented in different countries across the globe, which means they cannot be shipped in those locations.
When shipping nicotine-free e-liquids through the mail internationally, their volume must not exceed 1L. The bottles, which must be securely closed and placed in leak-proof packaging, must also include details about the ingredients and nicotine content.
However, most courier companies prohibit sending liquids, including vape juice, because any leakage will cause damage not only to the parcel itself but also to other shipments.
Make sure your parcel does not contain any promotional elements.
The rules for businesses are slightly different than for consumers. For B2B and B2C shipments, licensed companies can ship e-cigarettes, Juul pods and vape juice internationally if they have all the necessary documents and make a shipping contract with an authorised provider.
In most cases, the sender and the shipping company need to agree on the shipping conditions, so both parties are aware of the nature of the goods being transported. Send us a message through the chat if this is your case, and let’s discuss the ways we can help you!
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HOW TO PACK
The ideal approach is to pack the electronic cigarette in its original box to ensure the safety of the device during transit. Follow these simple packing guidelines:
Important: Do not remove the battery from the device, especially if it is powered by lithium batteries. Make sure that the power switch cannot be accidentally turned on when placing the device in the box. Check our guide about shipping lithium-powered devices for more information.
Take into consideration these guidelines when mailing electronic cigarettes or e-liquids internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship e-cigarettes or e-liquid internationally, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.
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