PodVapes Leads The Way with Age Verification Best Practices
In another first, PodVapes has introduced mandatory age verification for all customers who use PodVapes Australian online vape store.
All customers entering the PodVapes store must agree to have their age independently verified prior to making a purchase.
PodVapes’ customer support manager, Pamela Ferolino explained that age verification is an important step in PodVapes’ ongoing efforts to prevent underage vaping.
“At PodVapes, we’ve introduced smart technology to quickly, accurately and reliable verify the age of our customers. It’s a much smarter ‘best practice’ approach.”
“In our view, governments should be promoting these best practices for all vape retailers to use, and using reliable technology to help regulate and prevent vaping sales to minors.”
“It’s very important that minors do not start vaping. In fact, in our view, only smokers should start vaping. Breathing fresh air is the healthiest option available, so we say ‘If you don’t smoke, then don’t vape’.”
“For the many smokers across the globe, vaping is a much better choice than smoking. Vapers must be allowed to continue to vape as part of their process of quitting tobacco.”
“PodVapes sells a range of high quality pre-filled and sealed vape pods with different nicotine strengths, so even a heavy smoker can wean themselves off nicotine completely over a period of time. That’s the benefit of vaping. It’s all about harm reduction.”
The age verification process used by PodVapes is handled by Cloudcheck, a trusted identity verification service. This assists PodVapes™ in complying with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Australian tobacco control regulations.
The process is one of the fastest and simplest available in the world:
1. Once you add your first product to the cart, you will be redirected to https://www.podvapes.com.au/cart.
2. A popup will appear requesting you to add your Email Address. Once your email has been added you will be directed to Cloudcheck’s portal.
3. From the portal, all that is required is to add your personal information and some form of ID (e.g. drivers license number) for Cloudcheck to verify your age. Once the details have been added, you will be automatically redirected back to our Cart page and approved to make the purchase. You can then proceed to the Checkout. Additional items added to your cart will not require you to revisit the Cloudcheck portal.
4. Future orders at PodVapes will not require you to re-verify your age, as long as you login with the same email.
This quick and seamless process has been designed to protect all shoppers and keep vapes out of the hands of minors whilst allowing adults simple and secure access to their vaping essentials.