The name Yo Kratom might sound fun to you, and this impression may even be reinforced by things like the company’s offer of promotions and giveaways. But before you buy from this Colorado-based kratom vendor, you’ll want to do your homework.
Yo Kratom has been around for a few years now and in that time, it has fallen flat in every area in which it matters. Read on to learn all about this vendor’s triumphs and missteps in our comprehensive review.
This brand was first launched in 2018 by unknown parties in the northwestern area of Colorado. Although its phone number is registered in the Rocky Mountain State, Yo Kratom’s kratom powders are distributed by Omni Consumer Products, a South Carolina company.
Yokratom.com is said to be protected by copyright, but no record of it could be found in the Copyright Office’s records catalog.
Where its leading competitors invest in third-party laboratory testing and participate in the AKA’s Good Manufacturing Practices program, Yo Kratom simply promises high quality without any guarantee of the same.
This vendor’s website lacks a mission statement, an About page, a FAQ page, or any certificates of analysis. Instead, you are given limited information by email once you’ve placed an order.
As you can well imagine, consumer response has been less than enthusiastic. Most customers who have tried Yo Kratom complain about the process of receiving their products…if, indeed, they ever received them at all.
This supplier carries a limited selection of Mitragyna speciosa variants, including kratom powders and kratom capsules.
In addition to its rather restrictive line of plain leaf kratom teas, Yo Kratom stocks popular blends, such as Trainwreck Kratom.
This North American seller offers a total of 10 kratom strains in a select variety of vein colors and variations.
Although many users have searched for Yo Kratom Delta 8 in search engines, it does not appear to stock Delta-8 THC or similar items at this time.
The online store features the following:
Prices start at $12.99 for an ounce of fine powder, with a kilo selling for $59.99. More on this in a bit.
After sampling its green, red, and white vein kratom powder, we have chosen Red Hulu Kapuas as its standout kratom strain.
This red vein kratom powder hails from the thick of the Indragiri Hulu forest of Riau, Indonesia. This dense plain provides the Hulu Kapuas kratom tree with vital nutrients and minerals, which enable it to reach astounding heights and optimal maturity.
Red Hulu Kapuas boasts an aroma that’s at once earthy and spicy, with a faint but distinct hint of cardamom.
Each of Yo Kratom’s strains can be purchased in capsule form. Encapsulated kratom is a viable option for any user who finds themselves on the go.
Kratom capsules are easy to swallow, easy to store, and come in compact containers. You can slip kratom caps into your purse, backpack, or suitcase without taking up any significant space.
Yo Kratom capsules start at $15.99 for a 65-count pouch, with a 150-count going for $34.99. You can snag a 300-count for $59.99 or go the whole hog with a kilo for $119.99.
You can get thirty grams for $12.99, one hundred to two hundred fifty grams for $34.99, five hundred grams for $74.99, or a kilo for $59.99.
Most kratom enthusiasts who buy kratom regularly can tell you that $59.99 is a conspicuously low price. If you are a vendor, you’ve likely paid far less for product. However, the marketplace dictates what customers will pay on average and this is way below the usual going rate.
As of this writing, most online kratom vendors are charging between $99.99 and $120 for one thousand grams of kratom powder.
At $59.99, you will be paying just under six cents per gram, which is a very fair price. On the other hand, one has to wonder what the catch is with a deal this good.
The answer is simple. You may be spending $60 or more for a product you’re unlikely to receive. As part of our research, we placed three orders over the last four months with Yo Kratom. Of those three, only two arrived and only one arrived on time.
In one case, our package was repeatedly bounced back and forth between two states.
In this case, the post office took responsibility for the delays, but in another the information provided did not match any tracking information on the USPS website. When we inquired about the matter, Yo Kratom failed to respond or resolve our issue.
As you’ll discover below, we are not the only ones to experience this utter lack of customer service.
If there’s one upside to ordering from Yo Kratom, it’s the preponderance of available shipping options. You can choose the carrier of your choice (USPS, UPS, or FedEx, respectively) and select the shipping speed that meets your needs.
What’s more, you can contact this vendor to upgrade to UPS Extra with signature required. In light of this company’s track record, you may want to spend the extra money to get this extra level of protection.
Remember, Omni Consumer Products does not assume liability for lost or stolen merchandise. Therefore, you are up a creek if your package goes missing while you’re out of the house.
Speaking of liability, the responsibility is on you, the customer, to keep your products unopened if it’s a refund you’re after. Yo Kratom gives you a 30-day window to request a refund.
Returns must be in original condition with an unbroken seal in order to qualify for a refund. This vendor reserves the right to refuse a refund at will.
You can pay with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA. Online checks and money orders are also accepted.
Unfortunately for the more privacy-conscious, cryptocurrencies are not accepted, nor are CashApp, Google Pay, PayPal, or Venmo.
Yo Kratom Reddit comments urge customers not to use this brand. In one post entitled “Do not order from yokratom,” a community member says, “I normally use this company. Apparently, they are scamming. Now it’s been over two weeks, no response to email or PM.”
Another member shares a similar experience, writing, “I placed an order on the 20th with them, with no response via email and Facebook. I, too, have ordered from them for the last year without anything bad happening, but something seems amiss now.”
According to another member, Yo Kratom had been recently raided at the time of this posting. That would have been some time around July of 2018.
It is true that officials may seize shipments of kratom and many have in the past. In 2016, U.S. Marshals seized over 25,000 pounds of kratom plant matter.
Earlier this year, the FDA seized more than 37 tons of kratom in Florida. This kind of institutional scrutiny can cost kratom vendors time, money, and business.
Of course, one could argue that a vendor should make it their business to answer a customer’s messages if they want to keep that customer’s business. Yo Kratom does not appear to care, one way or the other.
There have been many reports of shady behavior on its part, such as failure to send orders and failure to respond to emails. One scorned customer said, “Placed order January 1st. Nothing received or responses to messages.”
“I don’t understand how their page is still up,” marveled another baffled customer.
Over at I Love Kratom, a member said, “Extremely frustrated right now. I purchased over $300 in products from these guys last week and other than receipt email for the transaction I’ve gotten nothing from them.”
In closing, Yo Kratom has proven to be little more than a disappointment. Its pricing is a fiasco, its customer service is a joke, and its poor consumer reputation illustrates the need for more transparency in the kratom industry.
Given its scarcity of valuable information and its failure to demonstrate purity, we cannot recommend this brand to our readers. We strongly urge every user to do their own research before buying kratom online.