Who is Azarius?
Azarius once started out as an informative website about ephedra and ephedrine; sort of a hobby project of Lennart and Sanne, while they were in college. After a while we started selling Ephedra Supercaps on our site, the well known Ephedra Site (now www.ephedra.nu).
One of the first on-line smartshops
In 1999 we decided to expand the business and we started selling a variety of products. We quit our studies and Azarius was born, one of the first on-line smartshops in Holland. We started getting bigger, and hired more staff. We also moved from our small student apartment to a squatted building in the center of Amsterdam.
More than 3000 products
Business was going well and alongside the Ephedra Site and the Azarius webshop we also started an online wholesale business: Herbal Distribution. A few informative websites came into existence, as well as some product-specific webshops for t-shirts, headshop products and vitamins. Azarius now even has its own product lines: Xtenzion, Shroomshaker, Smart Choice and Secret Garden of Herbs and Seeds. After moving again in 2003, Azarius is now a company employing 20+ people, with a product range of more than 3000 products!
People often ask us if we have a 'real' store. Since april 2009 we can say 'yes, we do!'. This is when Azarius opened its first 'offline' store in the city centre of Amsterdam. Particularly unique about the store is the extensive range of vaporizers displayed.
More information and directions can be found here.
Honest and correct information
We never lost grip on our original goals, such as providing as much honest and correct information as possible.
Apart from the extensive information on the Azarius website, we also run a number of other websites, some of which are purely informative and non-commercial.
Initially we started Azarius with the idea that all those beautiful things Mother Nature gave us should be accessible to everyone.
We stand 100% behind all the products we sell and we are sad that (new) policies and regulations often make our work very difficult.
How can something produced by nature, and causing less damage than legal substances such as alcohol, be illegal? We have had to resign ourselves to the fact that we can only continue to run a smartshop if we play by the rules.
However, we will continue to offer you the latest products that can make life more enjoyable!
Every year, a part of Azarius' profits goes to charities or are used to sponsor certain institutions.
Azarius is a member of 'Keurmerk Webshop', an independent organisation that aims to protect the interest of consumers.
VAT (BTW) no.: NL813268655B01
Chambre of Commerce Amsterdam: 34116510
More: See our contact page.