Should I shop for CBD online or buy in-store?
CBD is one of the most sought after products currently, creating a fast-growing industry with a variety of products meant to aid in various aspects of our daily life. When shopping for a CBD product that will be right for you, there are several factors to consider. The largest concern being quality. You want to know you’re paying for a product that is well-made with the best ingredients.
To help you out, we’ve created a comprehensive Pro & Con list on the best way to shop for CBD Products. So let’s get into it!
ADVANTAGES TO SHOPPING FOR CBD ONLINE
1. SHOP SAFELY FROM HOME
2020 is the year of social distance thanks to COVID. It would be weird to gloss over this very important pro of shopping online for CBD. You won’t need to bring your mask or hand sanitizer. Your entire transaction takes place from the safety and comfort of your own home.
2. BETTER DEALS
High-quality CBD products are not cheap, if you’re finding tinctures or oil for $30 or less, they are likely not true CBD or have a very low amount that is essentially ineffective.
Online shops thrive on promo codes. More often than not, you’ll find at least a 10% offer by giving your email address. Additionally, the CBD industry is big on affiliate marketing and you will only be able to use an affiliate discount code online.
While CBD is completely legal to sell in the United States, years of anti-cannabis propaganda and prohibition has led to a stigma around Cannabidiol product use. It is totally understandable that some people aren’t comfortable shopping for CBD “in public”. If you happen to be one of them, online CBD shopping is definitely your jam.
4. SAVE TIME
While getting out of the house has become more of a treat than a daily way of life this year, you probably want to use those opportunities for fun activities if you had to choose. Online shopping is the ultimate time saver!
ADVANTAGES TO SHOPPING FOR CBD IN-STORE
1. INSTANT GRATIFICATION
There is something to be said about walking into a store, picking out a product to buy and taking it home with you all in the same day. Who doesn’t love that feeling of seeing something you want and getting it right then and there! With CBD products, there are some tester products you may find in-store.
2. HUMAN INTERACTION
Again, in a year where we are all trying to stay socially distant as much as we can, this may be a deterring option. However, many small businesses have done their best to adapt to all the CDC recommended protocols and depending on where you live, you may very well be able to venture into a store that is fully operational.
3. NO SHIPPING FEE
This is an obvious one but worth noting. You don’t have to meet a purchase amount or wait for an offer to save on shipping costs.
MORE FACTORS TO CONSIDER
• Third party testing – CBD manufacturers will send their products to a third-party lab to test and the lab will report back with their results after running their own tests. This is used to let consumers know the product is trustworthy. Finding high-quality CBD can be challenging even with all the information available to research on your own.
• Detailed product information – When looking for the right CBD brand, make sure you can easily find detailed product information on ingredients, dosage and total milligrams, other active ingredients etc… A trusty brand is going to want their consumer to know everything that’s in their product.
• Great customer service – This is kind of a no-brainer, but worth mentioning. The best CBD brands are those that have excellent customer service and strive to exceed client expectations.
In summary, these are necessary things to be aware of if you’re interested but still unsure about how to start your CBD journey. While you’re here, feel free to browse the CBD Essentials site for lab reports, our product catalog and more about our company.
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