Hello and thanks for considering sending your item over for review.
Generally, I do 4 to 5 reviews per week, I am sent about 5 to 6 new items in for review every week, due to this the backlog for review is long. PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT plan out the queue further than 1 week in advance. The review queue changes on a weekly basis and whatever is in the queue (and especially how long the queue is) dictates what comes up for the review the following week.
I will no longer review devices that have been out in the retail market for more than a month at the time of being contacted. Reviewing an atomiser or device that’s already been out for more than a month at the time of being contacted is pointless as there will already have been many other reviews of the device made.
If the item is being shipped from outside of the UK, any customs charges must be paid in full by the sender before I start the review. If you are not sure about customs form filling for international shipping to the UK, please let me know and I’ll walk you through it.
As an independent and now self-employed reviewer, I am here to test the tank or device out for usability… this means that even for the “Jump the queue” fast track package at least 4 days of testing the device will still take place even for the quickest package, you will not be able to get a review out of an item on the Vaping With Vic channel within 4 days.
Please note that I am not accepting e-liquid reviews.
There are three separate reviews “packages” when it comes to the order that the reviews are done…
Package 1 – Free Queue
Please note the standard package (which is the way I’ve been doing the reviews for 5 years now) is on the basis of reviewing the items that take my interest. Items that are sent in for the normal queue are subject to how many companies have paid for a Jump The Queue package, which means it may take up to a month to even 2 months before the item is reviewed. The free review package does not guarantee your item will be reviewed, especially if the item is in a market segment which is already flooded with similar items. Please DO NOT ask for your item to be reviewed within a certain timeframe, such requests will be refused in the free package, for a faster review please see package 2 or 3.
Package 2 – “Jump the queue” – Standard (Two Week)
The standard jump the queue package means that from the date the payment comes through, it will be reviewed on the second week after payment has been received, essentially skipping the main queue after a normal 1 week of testing and being added to the top of the queue for the following week’s review. The “Jump the queue” package is a good way for a new company to get their item reviewed sooner, rather than having to wait in the normal queue.
Package 3 – “Jump the queue” – Fast Track (One Week)
The full fast track package is the quickest option for getting a review out on the channel. Instead of the normal 1 week (5 to 7 days) of testing, I will fast-track the test and have the item tested in 4 days, essentially putting that device through a quicker test phase for general usability. The item will then be reviewed on the 5th day after payment has been received. So if the item arrives on a Monday… it will be reviewed on Friday or Saturday of the same week. This is the quickest review option available on the Vaping With Vic channel.
Package 4 – “Showcase Video”
Package 4 is NOT a review. It’s more of a sponsored instructional video where I do not give my opinions on the item. It is a straight forward, two to three-minute long video on how the item works, think of it as a mini instructional video that you can send to vendors or wholesalers. There are some rules to this particular package.
1: I won’t showcase anything that I think is bad or needs more work
2: I won’t showcase a prototype or test sample, it HAS to be a retail release that the public will buy.
3: The showcase will not look, feel, or be scripted like an advert.
4: Showcase videos that go public on the YouTube Channel will be headlined as “SHOWCASE” and will make use of the Sponsored checkbox so people viewing the video will know it is not a review.
Package 2 and 3 are obviously fast track review packages in case you want the item reviewed quicker than it is in the normal queue (not including Sundays).
The free “Package 1” completely subject to how long the main review queue is, normally there are 30+ items in the free review queue which means your review could take up to a month (or more) to review as Package 1 and Package 2 items are reviewed in the order they arrived with no exceptions.
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