People looking to purchase kratom may be scratching their heads, as it’s not obvious what the best method is. Some people like to order specific strains online, while others enjoy personally picking theirs out in a local dispensary/shop. So, if you ask yourself, “Where can I buy kratom?”, you’ll find the answer depends on your personal preferences.
A dispensary is a shop where you can buy kratom and kratom accessories. Most of the time, these shops offer a variety of products that can be difficult to match. Here are a couple of pros and cons to consider if you plan on visiting a dispensary:
Pro: The Product is Tangible
In a dispensary, you physically see the kratom available. You can smell it, touch it, and taste it (after purchase, of course). You get your hands on it in a matter of minutes instead of potentially waiting a few days like you would with any online purchase.
Because the product is tangible, you’re also able to talk to the professional who works at the shop. They can give advice that’s easier to understand than static reviews on a computer screen.
Pro: The Source May Be More Trusted
As with tangibility, it’s much easier to check out kratom and see if it’s right for you when you’re only a few feet from it. Shopworkers can give you a better understanding of the product and affect what you buy. If you think the kratom isn’t of the best quality, you can always leave. You’re not locked into buying something that you have to wait on only to discover you hate it.
Some dispensaries even give samples. It’s unheard of for an online dispensary to do this simply because of logistics, so going to a storefront might be the better option for you.
Con: It Might Not Be the Highest Quality
Dispensaries need to make money. Like any other business, they use any means necessary to get sales. Oftentimes, dispensaries are overwhelming. Surrounded by strange names and colors, you can easily become disoriented. Additionally, some shops focus more on the amount of kratom sold and less on its quality.
Con: It’s More Expensive
Generally speaking, the prices for kratom in local shops are significantly higher than online. In the retail industry, brick and mortar stores sometimes need to increase the prices for their products simply to meet business expenses. Running a physical store is a lot more difficult than running an online one.
If physical shops aren’t for you, then online is where you want to spend your hard-earned cash. There are hundreds of online stores to choose from. Below are a couple of positives and negatives to shopping for kratom in cyberspace:
Pro: It’s Much Cheaper
Online kratom stores significantly slash the prices of their brick and mortar counterparts. They don’t have to pay for a physical space (except for kratom storage). Online stores really only have to deal with shipping products out. This allows them to provide kratom at a low price. If you’re worried about burning a hole in your wallet, hop on the computer and buy online.
Pro: Online = Higher Quality
While online stores still provide customers with odd names and a variety of products, the product tends to be of a higher quality. Many times, the store simply pulls your order from a warehouse (or other housing space) and sends it to you. A physical store receives products, which then sit, waiting for a customer to buy them. You cut out a step by shipping directly.
Though this in itself doesn’t necessarily affect quality, it’s still easier to grow higher quality products and ship them directly to customers. Without a middle person, there is less pressure on the company to have a “sell sell sell” mentality. In turn, they can concentrate on quality.
Con: You’re Buying Unaware
If you’re a person who wants to smell and hold kratom before you buy it, buying through the Internet isn’t for you. Although you choose the strain of kratom, you don’t really know what you’re going to get. Most online companies are true to their word, but there’s always that chance that you won’t be satisfied with your choice. Additionally, it’s hard to send something like kratom back to the company and to wait for them to send you another strain. During this process, you have to wait on shipping… again.
Con: The Company’s Reputation
The online world is filled with false claims. It’s hard to believe everything you read on the Internet, so how can you fully trust an online kratom company? Realistically, you can only rely on what the website says and consumer reviews. Most people visit physical locations because they have been referred by a friend, and they can judge their own experiences in the store. Information online can be more difficult to decipher. You may be overwhelmed when trying to pick the right online kratom shop.
How Is Kratom Shipped?
Most of the time, kratom is placed in a resealable bag. This preserves the freshness of the kratom so you can enjoy it to the fullest extent upon arrival. Many companies place this bag in a small envelope for travel. Then, it’s picked up by a delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS) and delivered straight to your door!
Companies have varying policies on shipping. The majority of companies have an average shipping fee of around $4 USD. This fee can vary based on where you live. Some states in the US do not allow kratom. Make sure to check this map to see if you can get it shipped to your home.
There are a couple of ways you can check if an online vendor is reputable. The first is to find reviews for the site. Many review sites are only a few taps of the keyboard away, so finding reviews for an online kratom store shouldn’t be too difficult. Reviews can offer honest answers from people who want their voices heard, so it’s best to read them and take in their advice.
The second thing you can do is check lab tests the company conducts on the kratom. Every piece of kratom should be tested over eight times for things like salmonella and E.coli. Oasis Kratom follows GMP protocol and takes testing procedures very seriously. If a company does not match Oasis, they may not be the safest choice.
Below are some of the most common questions concerning kratom.
Does Kratom Come From Leaves?
Yes, kratom leaves come from the mitragyna speciosa tree in countries like New Guinea and Thailand. The leaves are harvested by farmers who grind them into a powder form.
What Kinds of Kratom Are Available to Buy?
There are dozens of strains to choose from. The intensity of the kratom varies with each strain, so each is unique. To choose a strain, you should first decide the color of kratom you want.
There are four main colors of kratom that exist: red, green, yellow and white. Each color refers to the stem color of the kratom leaf. It’s also important to know that each color represents a different stage of maturity for the leaf.
Some kratom farmers mix and match strains to create even more concoctions.
Is It Safe to Use Kratom?
Absolutely! Before use, however, you should speak with an herbalist. They can guide you about dosage and answer any questions you may have about kratom.
How Can I Buy Kratom Online?
It’s simple and easy to buy kratom from an online vendor. All you have to do is head to the site and choose which strain you want to buy. You’ll be given a few options depending on what quantity you want. Once the decision is made, you confirm your order and the product will arrive at your home in just a few days! If you are looking to buy wholesale Kratom, check out this page.
Oasis Kratom is a proud member of the American Kratom Association, also known as AKA. This non-profit organization helps protect all American’s rights when it comes to the use of Kratom. AKA believes Kratom should be widely available to those who wish to improve their overall wellbeing.
AKA Goals include:
- Support Consumers
- Spread the word of Kratom through other positive experiences.
- Provide Global Awareness
- Help protect natural resources