Best Online Vape Stores of 2018
30 Hours and 27 Vape Stores Later…
Our # 1 Online Vape Store for 2018
The License To Vape team has compiled a list of the best online vape stores in honor of awards like the Grammys, Emmys and Oscars. The list covers a wide array of the top vape websites online. Included are online vape stores, community forums, sites with well-written reviews, sites for vaping advocacy and upcoming events, and sites that were just really freaking cool.
Our #1 pick for Best Online Vape Store is Direct Vapor. They have an expansive inventory, 100% authentic products and great prices.
The following list includes three of our top favorite websites chosen for their great selection of inventory (best-sellers, top brands, etc.), their customer service (communication, shipping and returns), and their reputation for quality and consistency. Direct Vapor, Vapor DNA and eCig.com carry the top brands and always have items you need in stock. These three are the best of the best when shopping for hardware and accessories.
As an expert vaper testing and using everything from starter kits to mech mods and tanks to RDA’s, I have learned a lot about vaping and the vape experience over the last 5 years. We test and review all our products to help you find the highest quality vaping gear available today. Ask me about my favorite RDA or tank.
Top 3 Vape Stores 2018 Compared
Specialized Reviews Ranking System
At License to Vape, we employ a comprehensive evaluation system to analyze and measure the full value of products, by looking at the ingredients, clinical studies, safety, projected effectiveness, return policies, and overall customer satisfaction. This method is known as the License to Vape Ranking System.
Top Online Vape Stores For 2018
We’ve compiled a list of what we’ve found to be the top products in this category and on the market today.
#1 Direct Vapor - Best for Hardware and Accessories
- No restocking fees
- Price matching program
- 10% discount with autoship
- No Paypal
- Free Shipping on Orders Over $49
- 10% off First Order
- 2% Rewards program
- 15% restocking fee on returns
- No Paypal (sorry, Elon)
- Free shipping on purchases over $49
- The largest inventory
- Flavor concentrates and supplies for DIY
- Competitive pricing
- No Paypal or ApplePay
- 15% Restocking fee for returns
#4 Vapornation - Best Site for Dry Herb Vaping
- Free shipping in the US
- Low-price guarantee
- Rewards program
- No PayPal
- $20 off your first purchase
- Free shipping on orders $49+
- 30 day return policy
#7 Electric Tobacconist
- Free shipping on orders $20+
- Same-day shipping if placed before 4pm
- Starter kits of every type imaginable
# 8 HaloCigs.com
- Customer loyalty program (reward points)
- Free shipping on orders $75+
- Orders ship same-day if received before 2pm.
- No PayPal
- Free shipping on orders over $60
- Accepts credit cards and Bitcoin
- One-stop shop for DIY
- Some popular flavor concentrates are often out-of-stock.
What to Look For
When researching an online vape store look at the reviews and how previous customers rated the product. You should be looking for quality ratings (stars) or positive reviews. If you’re wondering about a certain flavor, their shipping policy or if they do refunds, read the comments because you can find out a lot about the company through other customers. If a customer had a bad experience they will surely tell you about it.
What will make you a repeat customer is a supplier that has a large selection of tanks, mods, accessories, juices and more. There are many good, reputable vape shops online and they all have something good to offer. Look for a large selection, similar flavors, adjustable PG/VG ratio, and variety of sizes available.
A store with a large selection is great, but if the item you want is never in stock it’s time to pick a new store. That said, you should have the option to be notified by email when the item is back in stock.
What to Avoid
Buying Without Reading Reviews
Always check the reviews of products before buying anything. This is why reviews and recommendation carry so much weight with vapers is because we have all lost money on tanks that leaked, e-liquid that tasted bad or products that just never arrived. And we always wished somebody would have told us before we wasted money on something that didn’t work.
Don't Buy From Sites that Don't List Prices
It is always better to make an informed decision about products or services. Watch out for sites that don’t show their prices on the front page of results. There is no reason not to disclose all information about an item to a potential customer. If they don’t it’s a red flag.
Don't Take Loyalty Too Seriously
It’s perfectly accepted to shop at several different sites to find what you want. Loyalty points make great discounts for money spent on previous shopping visits. Don’t feel like you have to buy all your vape gear at one store, they run out of stock from time to time and another store may have it if that one doesn’t so shop around.