Jackson’s Kratom: the intro
The kratom community is rife with vendors of all types. What’s more, kratom sellers continue to mushroom day in, day out. However, putting the finger on a trustworthy vendor can be a daunting prospect, considering that most vendors are fly-by-night operators.
To make matters worse, only a handful of kratom vendors are legitimate. The majority of the suppliers in the USA are merely unscrupulous traders seeking unwarranted profit. For instance, some vendors mix some of their strains with other compounds to increase their potency. The said vendors will do so shamelessly and still proceed to claim that they sell the powerful kratom strains, that are 100% organic.
The primary reason why Kratom is preferred over drugs is due to its organic nature. Pure Kratom is a better alternative for treating various ailments as opposed to various over the counter medications. Not only are the herbs effective, but they are also much safer. Unfortunately, all these perks go out of the window when you consume contaminated Kratom.
You will experience the best results when you take 100% natural kratom. It’s quite deplorable that some kratom sellers have chosen to cheat their way to success. However, the fact that the kratom market remains unregulated suggests that no one can bring the fraud to an end. Consequently, it is your responsibility as a buyer to ensure that you remain vigilant to ensure that you purchase your kratom stock from trustworthy suppliers.
So, is Jackson’s Kratom among the good guys, or not?
Let’s find out.
Jackson’s Kratom Overview
Jackson’s Kratom, aka Jackson’s Botanicals (www.jacksonskratom.com), is an outfit that hails from New York. It serves both the public and the proprietary sector. Jackson’s are renowned for offering both wholesale and bulk pricing along with an extensive assortment of kratom powder, among other accessories. You can get up to 400 units (each unit contains roughly 600 milligrams) of any strain.
Jackson’s Botanicals is one of the leading kratom sellers in the market and is known for providing its customers with high-quality Kratom. It is one of the most prominent kratom sellers in North America. Word on the street has it that all the Kratom from Jackson’s is handpicked, and also 100% organic.
Additionally, this vendor regularly rolls out new consumer initiatives. For instance, all orders are accompanied by free shipping and gift certificates.
Jackson Kratom Website Interface
Jackson’s kratom website is okay. However, it could do better. The site’s current state is good enough to navigate with ease.
I’ve got to hand it to them. The site developers have done an excellent job of grouping the kratoms so that you can access your strain of choice with ease. What’s more, if you buy the same kratom strain frequently, you don’t have to undergo the strife of finding it and adding it to your cart each time you are shopping. Instead, you can click reorder, and you’ll be automatically redirected to the billing page.
Here are some of the website’s shortcomings.
First, it is extremely challenging to identify the vein color of the strain that you want to purchase. We’ve even tried utilizing the search bar to see whether we’d identify the particular vein colors for some of the strains but to no avail. This is a significant drawback.
Secondly, the vendor has done very little to educate the customers about Kratom as a whole and more so the specific strains they are selling. While a product description accompanies each item, most of the descriptions are merely generic, and only a few of them discuss the particular strain in detail.
Like rival companies, Jackson’s Botanicals has a blog page, but unlike them, it is rarely updated with informative content. Since 2013, this blog hasn’t posted any informative content, let alone been updated. While the News segment contains some pieces on the legality of Kratom, all the articles are very old, like 2016 old.
Finally, I couldn’t also help but notice the nonexistence of a link to shipping and return policies.
Jackson’s Kratom Product Selection
Jackson’s Kratom features a decent range of kratom strains that they import from Indonesia and Malaysia. Their inventory includes different kratom products, including crushed kratom leaves, capsules, as well as the ultra-fine powder.
Unfortunately, the product catalog isn’t as extensive as we’d have wanted. The vendor doesn’t stock some of the most popular kratom strains, including the White Vein Kratom.
Here are some of the capsulated strains available at Jackson’s Kratom.
- Bali Kratom
- Thai Kratom
- Maeng Da Kratom
- Green Malay Kratom
- Super Green Borneo
- Elephant Kratom
- Red Vein Borneo Kratom
Under crushed leaf products, you will find the following:
- Red Vein Borneo
- Maeng Da
Finally, you can expect to find the following under the powder section.
- Maeng Da
- Green Malay
- Red Vein Borneo
You can find capsule ready powder of the strains mentioned above and also ultra-fine powder of the same, plus some stem & vein.
Jackson’s Kratom also sells accessories such as Gelatin capsules and a capsule machine.
Jackson Kratom Product Quality
Jackson’s kratom website leaves a lot to be desired regarding product quality. For starters, the vendor claims to be interested in delivering the finest quality and freshest strains in the market. However, they haven’t provided any details on the cGMP practices they are implementing, which is quite conflicting.
What’s more, the site doesn’t mention anything about third-party lab tests or anything of the sort. Therefore, without the lab test results or highlighting some of the good manufacturing practices the vendor utilizes, we have no option but to rely on customer reviews and testimonials.
Luckily for them, most of the reviews are impressive, meaning that a majority of the people who’ve bought from Jackson’s Kratom were pleased with the results. While I came across a couple of negative reviews here and there, there was nothing too serious to raise a red flag.
Jackson’s Kratom Pricing
The prices at Jackson’s Kratom are relatively on the higher side.
For instance, 50 units of Super Green Borneo Kratom retails for $18.95. Let’s do some quick mathematics, shall we?
One unit is equivalent to 600mg, which makes 50 units (50x 600) 30000mg. When converted to grams, 30000mg is 30g.
How does $18.95 for 30 grams of Super Green Borneo compare to the competition? You can get the same quantity of Super Green Indo from PurKratom for $17.99. Kraken Kratom, on the other hand, can hook you up with the same stuff for $15.29.
However, Jackson’s Kratom is way cheaper than another one of our favorite kratom retailer, Coastline Kratom, who sells the same product for $34.99.
Remember the 400 units we talked about earlier? Well, you can get that for only $99.50. This is equivalent to buying three bottles of 100 units each. As you can tell, the ‘Jackson’ deal allows you to get an extra 100 units for FREE! However, bear in mind that the price for the 400 units will differ depending on the particular strain you are purchasing. As a result, you should expect to pay more for a strain like Maeng Da.
Jackson’s Kratom Shipping
Shipping at Jackson’s Botanicals is done via USPS. Unfortunately, then vendor only delivers to vendors within the United States, and not all of them. Here are some of the states to which Jackson’s Kratom does not ship.
If you live within Tennessee, you’ll be glad to know this vendor is now doing deliveries to your region since the Attorney General cleared them. Also, if you reside outside the United States, Jackson’s Botanicals is planning to begin international shipping soon.
Here are a few takeaways regarding Jackson’s Kratom Shipping.
- Jackson’s Botanicals doesn’t ship on federal holidays, given that USPS is closed.
- If you make an order before 4.30 pm, your order will be shipped on the same day, but if any orders received after 4.30 pm will be shipped on the next day.
- If you order something between Friday 430 pm and Saturday at 11 am, your package will be dispatched on Saturday. However, orders placed past 11 am on Saturday will be dispatched on Monday.
- Orders placed and shipped on the same day will be transported via USPS First Class. This may take two to three days for you to receive your package. For customers within the East Coast, it may take three to four days, and for customers within the West Coast, it may take four to five days.
- Shipping via USPS Priority Mail will cost you $5.50. The delivery time may take two to three days, depending on your location. However, USPS doesn’t usually guarantee this service. When you opt to ship via the USPS Priority Express Mail, you will incur $35.
Jackson’s Kratom Return Policy
Unfortunately, Jackson’s Botanicals do not accept returns once a product has left their facility. This is a significant drawback that you may want to consider while deciding whether to place your order or to look for an alternative.
There are various aspects of Jackson’s Kratom that doesn’t sit well with us. First, the website needs a complete overhaul. Secondly, they need to provide more information on their products, both on the product description and through blogs. The above-average prices and the lack of a return policy are also quite wanting.
Overall, if you don’t mind these drawbacks, then there’s no harm in giving them a shot. After all, they have some pretty remarkable user feedbacks.