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Kapmcrunk

The Kaptain (40g)
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Approved Vendor - What exactly does that mean?​


This is a term you may see either here or in a logo on the vendor's website.

What it means:
  • Approved vendor means this vendor has been vetted by the admin team at kavaforums. Vetted, by our definition, means we have made contact with the vendor, advised them of our policies, and they have agreed to abide by them. It also means that we have done our very best to ensure the vendor is legitimate in regards to the sale of quality kava.
  • They respect kava, they respect the industry, and are working to better serve the customer base with a focus on quality.
  • The vendor has shown a dedication to delivering kava products to customers and integrity in being sure to follow through even when things may not go as planned.
  • The vendor can be contacted in an accessible way.
  • The vendor actively wants to be known as an Approved Vendor through kavaforums. There are many kava vendors out there, and just because they may not have sought us out for our logo doesn't necessarily mean they don't embody all of the characteristics of a fully approved excellent kava vendor.
  • The vendor's kava has been reviewed on kavaforums or has been sampled by a kavaforums member.
  • Any non-noble or non-beverage grade kavas will be clearly labeled as such.
  • The vendor is not actively working against scientific discoveries in relation to the quality and safety standards of kava.
What it does not mean:
  • That everything will be perfect. Kava is a natural product and as such has natural variations in concentrations of the special chemicals called kavalactones.
  • That you won't have trouble. Packages get lost, computer system issues happen, life happens.
  • That the kava you've selected at the vendor will be the best kava for you. Kavas resonate with different individuals differently. What is someone's favorite kava may be another's most avoided.
  • That your order from the vendor will ship instantly. Some of these vendors are a small operation and have to physically take their orders to the local post office.
  • That anyone without the logo carries inferior kava.
 

Bula_Kava

Health Canada Approved
Kava Vendor
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Approved Vendor - What exactly does that mean?​


This is a term you may see either here or in a logo on the vendor's website.

What it means:
  • Approved vendor means this vendor has been vetted by the admin team at kavaforums. Vetted, by our definition, means we have made contact with the vendor, advised them of our policies, and they have agreed to abide by them. It also means that we have done our very best to ensure the vendor is legitimate in regards to the sale of quality kava.
  • They respect kava, they respect the industry, and are working to better serve the customer base with a focus on quality.
  • The vendor has shown a dedication to delivering kava products to customers and integrity in being sure to follow through even when things may not go as planned.
  • The vendor can be contacted in an accessible way.
  • The vendor actively wants to be known as an Approved Vendor through kavaforums. There are many kava vendors out there, and just because they may not have sought us out for our logo doesn't necessarily mean they don't embody all of the characteristics of a fully approved excellent kava vendor.
  • The vendor's kava has been reviewed on kavaforums or has been sampled by a kavaforums member.
  • Any non-noble or non-beverage grade kavas will be clearly labeled as such.
  • The vendor is not actively working against scientific discoveries in relation to the quality and safety standards of kava.
What it does not mean:
  • That everything will be perfect. Kava is a natural product and as such has natural variations in concentrations of the special chemicals called kavalactones.
  • That you won't have trouble. Packages get lost, computer system issues happen, life happens.
  • That the kava you've selected at the vendor will be the best kava for you. Kavas resonate with different individuals differently. What is someone's favorite kava may be another's most avoided.
  • That your order from the vendor will ship instantly. Some of these vendors are a small operation and have to physically take their orders to the local post office.
  • That anyone without the logo carries inferior kava.
How do I go about becoming an approved vendor?
 

Edward

Aluballin' in the UK
Kava Vendor
How do I go about becoming an approved vendor?
@Kapmcrunk will chime in with the exact details but usually proof of some form of testing for chemotype, kl %, heavy metals, salmonella, etc helps. Also word of mouth counts for a lot so if you've sold kava to a few members and start getting positive posts about your product then it's likely you will get a mention.

EDIT: I took a look at your site and it looks great but some more information about the Yaqona would be good. You mention it's been tested for KL levels but don't mention what that is. Also what island is it from "Fijian Waka" could be anything but certain islands tend to produce similar kinds of kava so you know what to expect.
 
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Bula_Kava

Health Canada Approved
Kava Vendor
@Kapmcrunk will chime in with the exact details but usually proof of some form of testing for chemotype, kl %, heavy metals, salmonella, etc helps. Also word of mouth counts for a lot so if you've sold kava to a few members and start getting positive posts about your product then it's likely you will get a mention.

EDIT: I took a look at your site and it looks great but some more information about the Yaqona would be good. You mention it's been tested for KL levels but don't mention what that is. Also what island is it from "Fijian Waka" could be anything but certain islands tend to produce similar kinds of kava so you know what to expect.
I can get all this info from my business partner that deals with the testing and farmers etc. he lives in Fiji and does all the purchasing, manufacturing, labeling and exporting. We have our product tested in Fiji and in Canada. I can DM you our testing results.
 
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