In the vaping world, once you get past your basic gas station e-cig, which most vapers do pretty quickly, you enter a vast and complex land of customization. Nearly every part of a vaporizer can be changed out for another, better part or one specially selected to fit your particular style.
There are hundreds of brands of vaporizers and e-liquids, and there are hundreds of retailers of both. Figuring out where to buy your vaping accessories, or “eccessories”, as some have charmingly come to call them, can be a bit intimidating. This is especially so when you realize that, like anything else, there are a lot of knock-offs on the market. Where an off-brand purse might wear out before you think it should, though, a low-quality vaporizer can actually pose risks to your health.
To help you out, we scoured the forums of the robust and rapidly growing vaping community to find out which online retailers of vaping accessories came most recommended. While there were dozens of e-shops that were recommended by someone, only a handful showed up over and over again.
Here, the most recommended sites for ordering vaping accessories online:
DiscountVapers popped up on every forum several times in answer to questions about where to buy vaping accessories of all kinds. Vapers seemed generally pleased with their selection, prices, and shipping, as well as customer service and return policies. They have thousands of accessories for something like 75 brands, plus helpful advice for both new and seasoned vapers. They even have a loyalty program for frequent buyers. The one thing they don’t have, unfortunately, is e-liquid.
MadVapes came almost as frequently recommended as DiscountVapers and has the added bonus of also being a source for e-liquid. They carry e-juice from about a dozen different suppliers as well as mod kits, starter kits, EGo accessories, and a bunch of other stuff. They also have brick and mortar shops throughout North and South Carolina, as well as one in Atlanta and in random cities in Texas, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.
Mount Baker Vapor was the only other site that came close to MadVapes and DiscountVapers in recommendations on the forums. The company was started by a couple of vapers in Washington State, and they’re still running the place. They have e-cig and vaporizer accessories as well as e-juice and are known for fast shipping (which is free on orders of more than $50) . They even have an app.
GotVapes has all kinds of vaping accessories and was often recommended as a place to check when you can’t find what you want at one of the three sites mentioned above. They ship internationally and you get a 5% “VIP” discount by subscribing to their newsletter.
Hoosier E-cig started out as brick and mortar store in Greensburg, IN, but now ships all over the country and, through Bongo International, a service that provides users with a U.S. address, internationally as well. Hoosier is also touted for fast shipping and delivery, even, one commenter noted, for custom juices.
MyVaporStore carries products from some two dozen vaporizer manufacturers and about 25 e-liquid companies. They also offer free shipping for orders over $75.
The Veteran Vaper is pretty comparable to MyVaporStore in recommendations but has a smaller selection (about 16 brands of vaporizers and e-cigs and only 4 e-liquid suppliers). They only ship to U.S. addresses, but will ship orders of more than $75 for free.
VapeDudes, though they carry a few accessories and hardware products, is mostly recommended for their e-juice, of which they have more than 300 varieties. As the name suggests, it is run by a group of vaping enthusiasts that, in their words, “eats, sleeps and breathes (especially breathes) all things eJuice.”
Fuzion Vapor (e-juice only)
FastTech (hardware only; ships from overseas, so can be a bit slow in arriving)
Canvape (Canada only)
Ecigexpress (more than 1000 flavors for DIY e-liquid mixing)
One other bit of advice that showed up over and over was the caveat that, so far, no one store always offers the best prices on everything. While one may have the best deals or selection on atomizers and coils, another may blow everyone else away when it comes to e-liquid or tank systems.
If you’re still not sure what all the parts and pieces are, you can check out our post on e-cig and vaping basics and visit The Vaping Forum’s evolving vape glossary or Guide to Vaping’s A-Z e-cig glossary (with pictures). You can also get specific recommendations on brands and retialers, or general advice on where to start, from others in the vaping community at sites like VaporTalk (which also sells accessories), VapingUnderground (which is not as subversive as it sounds), E-Cigarette Forum, The Vaping Forum or the other Vaping Forum. Vapers are a friendly bunch and eager to share what they’ve learned and talk about their hobby-turned-lifestyle, so don’t be shy. They’re always glad to welcome new members to their community.