Nowadays, it is very convenient to buy research chemicals because you can buy them online. The reason is that it is not easy to find a shop that specialized in selling research chemicals in your local neighborhood. There are a few things you need to take into account when you are shopping for the research chemicals online. The following are four tips on how to choose the right research chemicals store.

1. Choose a Legitimate Seller

The online research chemicals shop must be authorized to sell the chemicals publicly. They must possess the license from the government to sell the research chemicals. There is a high chance that you are dealing with a fraudulent chemical research retailer when you shop online. The best practice is to do research on the background of the supplier by reading the testimonials of other customers. If the online retailer is fraudulent, there will be consumer complaints in the testimonials. The research chemical site should be approved by a governing organization such as AIRCR.

2. Access their Customer Support

You can test their customer support by sending them an email. If they take a long time to reply your email, you should not bother to deal with the store. Besides, you can also contact their customer representative through the telephone number listed on their site. If possible, you should arrange a face to face to face appointment with the staff of the research chemicals store. If the research chemicals store did not list the telephone number or email address, it means that they are not trustworthy and you should find another online retail store.

3. Check the Chemical Product Carefully

When checking the product information, make sure you use a credible scientific reference to determine if it is truly what you need for your experiment. You must evaluate every single detail of the chemical product on the product page. On the product page, you will find out all the necessary information for example, contents included in the package, environment and safety handling. If you are not sure whether it is what you are looking for, you can get opinion from an expert.

4. Guarantee

You should choose the chemical stores that will include a guarantee card for the research chemicals. In case you are not satisfied, you can ask the retailer to refund your money. The chemical should also include a manual that provides instructions on how to use it properly.


In conclusion, it is important to take into consideration all the above factors when you are shopping for chemicals online. It is always best to compare 3 — 4 research chemical companies before making a decision.