In a demoralizing blow to the San Francisco tobacco harm reduction fight, the San Francisco flavored tobacco ban known as Proposition E passes with almost 70% in favor. San Francisco has chosen to let their small businesses fail and leave their cigarette addicted citizens with fewer options.Read More
Purchasing products for your vape shops is one of the most critical elements of running a successful business. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most daunting tasks that you will encounter.
When I took on the responsibility of ordering product for our shop 4 years ago, there were very few wholesale companies serving the market. Today, there are hundreds! So how do you figure out who to do business with, and what to avoid?
To order from US based wholesalers, or directly from China?Read More
VapingZone, a leading E-Cig store in the USA, provided their list of top starter kits for new vapers from 2017. This article is a great resource for your shop sales staff and should give you good ideas on what new vapers are looking for in a starter kit.Read More
As a vape shop owner, you should have passion for what you do, especially since your love of the industry is one factor in your long-term success. But you can’t run your business purely on passion; you need to know how to make money from your shop, too.
Based on our experience with this industry, about 80 percent of the vape shops out there will probably be gone in a few years. If you want your shop to be among the last ones standing, you need to have some inside knowledge on how to ramp up revenue, and we have the information you need.Read More
Alex Boyd is a successful vape shop owner who has “millennial secrets” of the digital marketing age. As a featured guest at our “Vape Shop Master Summit” from June of 2016, he offered tips of the trade for almost every aspect of marketing a successful vape shop.Read More
Although portable vaporizers have become the focus for many vape shops, there’s still a very dedicated niche market and steady demand for desktop vaporizers.
And with good reason:
Desktop vaporizers are extremely powerful, are more reliable and are more versatile than portable vaporizers.
Anyone who only vapes from the privacy of his/her own home, anyone who vapes mostly in group-/party-settings, or anyone who uses marijuana medically, will be highly interested in a desktop vaporizer.
So even though the portable vaporizer industry is evolving at a faster rate, desktop vaporizers are here to stay.
Therefore, stocking up at least a few popular and high-quality desktop vaporizers, will do wonders for your vape shop.
And today you’re going to learn how to pick which desktop vaporizers to stock up in your shop.Read More
Read this if you want to skip MBA school and go right into the vape industry.
Look, I have an MBA. I wish it wasn’t true, but it was a complete waste of money. I’ve actually spent the last 4 years re-programming my brain to be an entrepreneur, not a corporate robot (which is what an MBA trains you to be).
That said, there are SOME things you can learn and apply to vaping.
I ran across this Twitter feed and was absolutely blown away by the value and clarity with which this person explains complex topics.
As I was reading it I immediately connected it to the vaping industry, so I wrote up this post with a “how this applies to vaping”.Read More
How do we stay competitive and ahead of the market as we face a new business environment like none we have ever seen? As little as a year or two ago it was easy to capture some market share. The only requirement…Just show up! Those days are gone. Some predict as much as 80% of the vape businesses in existence today will be gone in the next two years. Whatever the actual number, will you be one of them?Read More
For years we’ve believed the abundance and variety of our supply chain would never change. Now, everything is in question. The Vape Industry Business Exchange will help the industry survive.Read More
Hashtags categorize posts on social media into topic threads. The better you can categorize your post the more likely you will reach the audience you desire. But how do you know which ones to use? There are dozens of hashtags thrown around on a daily basis, and more pop up every day. This post will clarify the most popular hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can arm yourself with the weapons you need.Read More