Many vape shops don’t set up their loyalty programs properly. Furthermore, many shop owners miss out on opportunities to drive important customer behavior with their loyalty rewards points. This post will serve as a great resource for vape shop owners that need help with their loyalty program, whether they are just beginning or trying to…Read More
Vape shops and eliquid companies want so badly to tell the truth about vaping – that it can help you quit smoking.
Unfortunately, there are laws that prevent us from using “health claims” and “cessation claims”. For instance, we cannot say “vaping is safer than smoking”, or that “vaping will help you quit smoking”. Even though we know in our hearts it’s true, we can get in a lot of legal trouble for doing so.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
Starting an online vape store can be a fun and profitable activity, but it takes some work to make it happen. This article outlines 17 guidelines you need to know to start your own online store selling vapes and related products.
There are several steps to the process, including getting an EIN number, checking states requirements, getting a letter from a lawyer, opening a Shopify account, and so on. If you’re ready, let’s get started!
The vaping industry has a huge amount of traffic, hundreds of thousands of people a month search for vaping products online. It all comes down to product selection, on-site content (like blogs and videos) and technology. You’ll also need to learn what backlinks are as you will probably need some, but we’ll explain that below.
This guide covers briefly the main things that have to be done to start an online vape store. It is a starting point. Prepare to put in some time adding products and writing textual content. Hopefully, you already know some things about vaping. That will help with your articles. If not, start doing some reading and research. If you’ve never vaped before, you might order an inexpensive vape and some inexpensive ejuice so that you can see what vaping is like (if you don’t want to vape nicotine you can purchased zero nicotine juice).Read More
I hate Chinese New Year (CNY)! Don’t get me wrong, I love Chinese culture but for an industry that depends so heavy on trendy products that mostly come from China, its crazy to see all that come to a halt for like a month. Not only that but CNY comes during Tax season when so many more customers will have more spending money.
So why did I go on a little rant about CNY? Well its because almost every month at least 50% of my sales are from 2 or 3 products that are hot that month. With nothing new being announced for a solid month, there is only “old” products to sell. In only a matter of months many products become obsolete and lose their profit margins.
But thankfuly that is coming to an end. I went to ECC in Ontario CA early Feb, 2018. There was a lot of hardware manufacturers there all showing unannounced products that will be officially announced post CNY, Pure gold.
Here are the products I feel you should prepare now for.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
Whether you’re opening a new vape shop or working hard to grow your existing store, there’s no need to do it alone. There are many tech tools on the market to help you manage and improve your business these days, and it doesn’t make sense to just ignore them.
Instead, find out what they are and use them to your advantage so your vape shop is as successful as you want it to be. Here’s what you need to know if you’re ready to use technology to grow your 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