The Chinese New Year starts on February 8, 2016 and is a huge deal throughout the country. The majority of China’s businesses will be on holiday for the first two weeks of the month. Considering that most of the world’s vaping products are manufactured in Shenzhen, China, it’s a big deal for vapers too! Whether you purchase online or at retail shops, Chinese New Year can have a significant impact on your quest for new vape gear.
Many vapers enjoy the deep discounts offered by Chinese online retailers like FastTech.com, HeavenGifts.com, and GearBest.com. If you’ve recently ordered from an online retailer based in China and your order hasn’t shipped, don’t expect it to arrive until March (unless you’ve paid for expedited shipping).
FastTech’s website notes that the company will be closed from February 4th to February 14th. HeavenGift’s posted that its Shenzhen warehouse will be off from February 4th to February 16th. Expect similar closures from other online stores based in China.
Brick and Mortar Shops
If your local vape shops haven’t planned for Chinese New Year delays then expect shortages at retail stores. Many popular vaping devices, atomizers, and accessories originate from Shenzhen. These include popular products from Joyetech, Kanger, Innokin, Aspire, and more. Mindful retailers will have stocked up for the holiday, but there are always store owners that forget about it or are unaware of it.
Hopefully Chinese New Year doesn’t cut into your enjoyment of vaping. Hopefully all of your orders from China have shipped and your local vape shops have abundant stock. Either way, have a prosperous Year of the Monkey.