The Chinese were the first ones who discovered gunpowder and gave it a practical use. Although they did not use it for fire guns, they did use it in warfare for decoys and confusion, as well as to accompany their attacks and ambushes. They also used them to amuse audiences.
In modern times, fireworks are not used to wage war anymore, but on the other hand, almost every major event uses them. From national holidays, to religious events, to sport matches, fireworks are part of any celebration.
Of course, most organizations buy wholesale fireworks, since they need it in quantities that are big enough that the investment is worth it. That way, they can get better prices.
In addition, more and more people and organizations are turning to the Internet to handle their wholesale purchases, and wholesale fireworks purchases are no exception. However, due to the nature of fireworks, there are some precautions stores take in order to make sure that accidents are avoided (and expensive lawsuits as well).
First of all, companies that sell wholesale fireworks online have to comply with any applicable law. Every state has enacted laws that regulate fireworks. Some of these states have much stricter laws than others. Nevertheless, all states forbid the sale of wholesale fireworks to minors and require online stores to ask for proof of age before selling wholesale fireworks to a person. This requirement is usually handled by having the person send the wholesale fireworks company a copy of his or her drivers license or passport by fax. Some stores also accept an electronic format of the drivers license (for example, a scan) that can be attached to an e-mail.
Another important regulation that laws enact is the prohibition of some items. This can be much more confusing than it sounds. That is because the names of items can vary from state to state. To complicate things further, some states use a classification of items that is based in chemical content and mass, not in names.
Finally, another important regulation is the times of the year when wholesale fireworks can be sold. Some states will be very strict and give little window on when they allow wholesale fireworks to be sold, which means that any material that is not sold by a certain date will have to be stored until next season. It is important for wholesale fireworks companies that sell online to study every states law, as they have to comply with both states laws if they get a customer from a different state. And part of the advantage of selling wholesale fireworks online is being able to get clients from the entire country.