No tobacco outside Denmark
Why this happened...
We always wanted to give our online customers ‘The Danish Pipe Shop Experience’
– meaning that all you can buy in our Copenhagen shop would be available in the online shop, too.
Maybe a little naive but nevertheless an ambition we always lived by.
As a retailer and an online dealer of tobacco and related products we get vibes from the world on a daily basis with packages being refused and sent back from countries all over the world – and lately also more and more attention from foreign authorities.
The best example is the Italian authorities blocking our website for a while in spring 2018. Also, most countries now have a ban towards private import of tobacco and demand that all tobacco have local written warnings and naturally local taxes paid.
When we started our online business, all responsibility was relying on the customer to follow rules and regulation of their country, but times and laws have changed and now all responsibility is relying on us, the business.
That means that we must know all rules and regulations for every country in the world – which, by the way, keep changing all the time. It’s just impossible for us to keep up.
We find it more and more difficult to sell tobacco products with all the different rules, laws, demands from various authorities, suppliers and payment services both in Denmark and in other countries.
So, we have decided to close down the possibility of sending tobacco to residents outside of Denmark. We do this in order to make sure that we don’t violate any laws in any country.
Unfortunately, this means that from Thursday November 8th 2018 we only deliver tobacco to addresses in Denmark or to pick up in shop.
We will naturally keep updating our choice of tobacco for the customers with a Danish address and for our many foreign customers visiting Copenhagen with a shopping list.
“But I mainly buy tobacco, so why should I keep following The Danish Pipe Shop?” - some might ask.
To this, I can only say: If you are a pipe smoker it is difficult to find a more innovative pipeshop. I know this because we listen to the questions and demands from all our customers, which makes us able to offer a unique selection based on the inputs we get. I even dare to say that we have the best varied selection of Danish pipes, upcoming pipe makers and Estate Selection just to mention a few arguments for sticking with us.
We are naturally sad about this situation, but we hope to see you purchasing some of our many non-tobacco products like pipes, lighters and books! And we hope you take this as an opportunity to visit our shop in Copenhagen for some serious tobacco-shopping.
– We can’t wait to see you!