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We Card has a set of 16 best practices We Card’s Guide to Best Practices is designed to help you establish a comprehensive program for your store to identify and deny underage purchase attempts of age-restricted products.
If the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) visited your store to check for tobacco or vapor product compliance, would you even know it? The answer is: maybe not. FDA regularly performs undercover buy inspections, often with a minor who tries to buy an age-restricted product, without revealing themselves to employees.
Trainees respond with a big thumbs up! What did you like most? That’s what we asked trainees who completed We Card online training. Their feedback is important because it gives us insight into their knowledge gain and any needed course adjustments.
Begin a successful new year with our We Card Training Courses. Three courses are available.  Each course is interactive, engaging, and effective in training store managers and employees how to responsibly sell age-restricted tobacco and vape products.
Preventing underage sales of age-restricted products can be a lot easier by leaning on The We Card Program. We Card’s Renewal Kit is chock full of tools to help retailers ensure that they are doing everything they can do to prevent underage sales which can lead to stiff fines and penalties.
As 2022 winds down, now is the time to think about preparing your store for the new year. One of the most important things retailers can do to be ready for 2023 is to have We Card Age-of-Purchase Calendars ready at each register.
We Card September 2022 Awareness Month is particularly important as violation rates are on the rise the past few months according to FDA enforcement data posted to its website. We Card is asking retailers to re-invigorate their responsible retailing efforts of age-restricted products with FOUR simple steps.
The latest FDA compliance reports show an upward trend in violations since the national 21-year minimum-age law took effect in December 2019. And with the raise in the minimum age from 18 or 19 to a national law of 21 for vapor and tobacco products comes a change in the way compliance checks may be conducted in your state. Under contract from the FDA, more states are using an older age group of 18-20 year olds when conducting underage sale inspections.
Your Customers and New Hires May Not Be Aware The legal age of purchase for tobacco and vapor products rose to 21 three years ago, but it’s still news to a lot of people. Your customers may not know about the law, and your new hires may not know either. Customers who don't know about the new federal law can pose a conflict when employees deny their attempted purchase, and untrained newly hired employees can make that mistake of not “carding” or selling to a 20-year old.
It should come as no surprise that online and computer-based learning have risen dramatically over the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders made eLearning a crucial part of every business’ training program. Results from the We Card Best Practices Survey show the rate of eLearning rose to 62 percent in 2021 from 40 percent in 2010.


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