InhousePharmacy.vu is an online drugstore that sells generic and branded medication in 27 product categories. There is a freephone number available in the header of the drugstore website which can be called from anywhere in the world as well as be called using online services such as Skype. Customers can also choose between four different currencies to pay with, which are US dollars, GBP pounds, AUD dollars, and the Euro. This is a very professional looking site however it is not that well known and in this article we are going to be presenting our findings and conclusion about whether this site is a scam or not.
|Owner Country||US, Bahamas|
|Name of Organisation||Inhouse Pharmacy|
|Address||P.O. Box 337, Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
UK: 0808 234 7254
|Live Chat Option||no|
The domain for this online pharmacy was first registered on the 17th of August 1999 and last updated on the 27 of April 2019. Also, the domain is currently set to expire on the 17th of August 2022. This is a very long time for a domain to have been in existence, however, there is no mention on any of the pages of the pharmacy website including on the ‘About Us’ page about how long they have been in business.
The e-pharmacy is registered through a third-party company called Perfect Privacy LLC which is located in the city of Jacksonville, Florida in the United States. However, on the online pharmacy’s website, it says that they are based in Port Villa which is the capital of the island nation of Vanuatu. On ScamAdviser this drugstore website has a trust score of 10% with a label that says ‘this site may not be safe to use’.
In the footer of this pharmaceutical website, there are links to two standard agencies called DigiCert and SecureTrust, however, there is no mention of any USA based regulatory agencies such as CIPA, MIPA, and the CPA and there are also no records on those regulatory websites about this pharmacy website. In the FAQ page of this online drugstore, it says that they are fully licensed on the island of Vanuatu but there are no mentions of other countries. On LegitScript, this e-commerce website is labeled as ‘rogue‘ as it does not meet the regulatory requirements.
Products & Pricing
This e-commerce pharmacy claims to service clients from all over the world, this is a bold claim and although it does not necessarily mean that this website is not legit it should be taken into account cautiously. All customers are also required to register an account on this drugstore platform in order to be able to view all of the products available for sale on this drugstore website.
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Payment & Shipping
Three payment methods are currently accepted on this drugstore website, the first payment method is using an American Express credit card with no other credit card company currently being accepted. Customers can also pay using a wire transfer and also send a cheque through the mail.
There are two shipping methods offered on this site, the first is the Standard shipping method which is free for all orders and takes between 7 and 21 days. There is also the Express shipping method which takes between 7 and 10 days to be completed, it is also important to point out that there is a notice on the site that says that due to the COVID-19 crisis deliveries may take between 3 and 6 weeks on average.
There are over one thousand reviews available online on various third party website and review platforms, a large part of those reviews are hosted on TrustPilot where this e-commerce pharmacy has a total score of 4.9 stars out of 5 from a total of 1,216 posted reviews. No testimonials are hosted on the pharmacy website which is a good sign as it shows that they are not trying to mislead anyone by posting testimonials that the website’s owners have the ability to edit.
In conclusion, InhousePharmacy.vu is a mediocre option that although may be legit is not 100% law-abiding since it is based on the island nation of Vanuatu thus not required to be compliant to consumer protection laws in North America and Europe. A big example of this is how this drugstore website does not ask for prescriptions for medications that require a prescription instead of just telling customers to follow the advice of health professionals thus leaving it to the customer’s discretion. From all the information that we have found about this e-commerce platform, we will have to give a score of 2.5 stars out of 5.