About Alt Vape
Alt Vape is an Alberta-based vape retailer founded by
Danielle Chesney and partners.
The company opened its first location in Calgary in 2017 and has since expanded to nine locations across the province with stores in Calgary, Cochrane, Lethbridge and Edmonton. Alt Vape is dedicated to safe and informed distribution of vaping products and accessories and is an industry leader in age-gating best practices.
We believe in responsible distribution and advertising practices and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that our business protects and respects the wellbeing of minors, regardless of industry trends and regardless of how governing bodies regulate the industry.
Alt Vape first began trialing Patronscan’s age-gating software in 2019 and we’ve since implemented the software at all nine locations across Alberta as well as on our online platform. Rather than web users having to simply input their birthday to enter Alt Vape’s ecommerce platform, a practice easily skirted by minors, shoppers are required to scan their authentic government issued ID using their smartphone, providing a viable and a secure form of age-gating that can prevent minors from accessing age-restricted content. Thanks to these practices, the sale of vape products to minors has now been all but eliminated at all Alt Vape locations and via our online platform.
“We want the government to see that our industry can be part of the solution,” says Danielle Chesney, CEO of Alt Vape. “While we can’t monitor or police anything outside of our walls and digital storefronts, and we know nothing is foolproof, there are significant steps we can take ourselves to drastically reduce exposure of our products to minors. As an industry, we should be collectively taking action to protect our businesses and our communities.”