Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rising E-Cigs Sales Are High Profit Margins for Retailers

IMG_00304 years ago, electronic cigarettes were first getting attention in the US. They were reaching the mainstream, and smokers were definitely interested. Fast-forward to now, smokers are switching over all the time, and most smokers are very much aware of them, according to the latest stats. Smokers are seeking them out, and they want high quality products. E-cigarettes present retailers with products from a quickly expanding industry that is very promising, both in what they do, and the profits they are generating.

Electronic cigarettes have been available readily for sale online, but there are is an even greater market waiting to be tapped into with retail. Yes, they have been also available in smaller numbers, from a limited selection of brands in the brick-and-mortar arena, but the majority of these brands have acclaimed a reputation for lacking quality, service, options, and overall products.

E-cigarettes are a great idea for retailers, and even more so with companies like International Vapor Group, where the offerings cover a multitude of target customers, and the products cover a broad range to please everyone. Our products have very high profit margins, and we are all about residual income. IVG’s Wholesale Program can be fit to service any size relationship, with order sizes starting at $1000. Our pricing is highly competitive, and depending on the volume of the order, the markups can be as high as 400%. Our products are made to generate sales, and to encourage future sales. One of the best points of working with IVG products is that we are a hands-on company, and want to drive your sales, and drive your customers back for repeat sales.

Why should retailers consider adding electronic cigs to their inventories? Because now is the time! The sales of electronic cigarettes continue to rise, and they allow for very high, very attractive margins for those who carry them in their stores.

 

 

 

Hotels Are Now Offering Electronic Cigarettes to Guests

2361376_f520Smoking in your hotel room has long been one of those taboo instances, and most of them are not too fond of guests lighting up indoors. In fact, these days, they aren’t really fond of smokers lighting up anywhere! So it makes perfect sense that they would be thrilled to have smokers using electronic cigs instead, and some cutting edge hotels are even starting to offer them to their guests, instead of selling traditional cigarettes. The Clarendon Hotel, of Phoenix, Arizona was one of the first to sell e-cigs, and their response has been excellent. A happier environment and happier guests is the ultimate aim in the hospitality industry! And accommodating your guests in creative new ways is never a bad thing for your reputation, either!

Hotels are taking this new approach to keep smokers from smoking where they shouldn’t yet still make them happy, to protect their property, and to keep the peace with their nonsmoking clientele. Some hotels even fine people for breaking rules applying to smoking, and this is even a burden. Hotels just don’t want to deal with smoke!

E-cigarettes and hotels go together pretty darn well. Think about it; cigarettes have long been sold in hotels, but since they are increasingly more burdensome, this is just another scenario electronic cigarettes will work better in. Because of the high profit margins, it’s also a lucrative opportunity for hotels because they will offer another avenue of income, all the while giving their guests a healthier option to use instead of cigarettes.

The options of different e-cig products hotels can sell is excellent. E-cigarette starter kits, fortified e-cigarettes, express kits, refill cartridges, and e-cig disposables would all make convenient additions to their products, and having them would give their guests choices instead of straight up restrictions. If you own or manage a hotel, have you considered adding electronic cigarettes to your offerings? Do contact us if you’re up for pleasing all of your guests, smokers included! This is just one of the many situations showing that e-smokes are the perfect medium, giving smokers what they want, nonsmokers what they want, and business owners what they want!

 

Why Gas Stations Should Sell E-Cigs

gas-station_2_300Gas stations are a perfect venue for electronic cigarettes because smokers are used to them. They would sell very well in this setting, and be a great entry point for smokers who are curious about trying them because of their visual appeal and convenience. In this setting, they would be ideal for both regular users, as well as whim purchases. Currently some gas stations do sell e-cigarettes, but for the most part they carry lesser quality brands and products, and this is a problem. Should you ask most of the people who have tried electronic cigarettes they purchased at gas stations, chances are you will hear less than wonderful reviews, and a desire to have more advanced, better quality e-cigs. What this means is that gas stations are on to the right idea by carrying e-cigs, but they should be more discerning when choosing the lines they carry.

Many gas stations have upgraded the quality of many products they sell in recent years, carrying more healthful snack and drink options, and now is a great time to do the same when it comes to electric cigarettes. Better products = happier customers, and that will bring repeat sales! Why think just about short-term sales, when you could be bringing your customer back for more?

And if you are a gas station owner, who sees e-cigs as just a one-time purchase, have you considered what additional products e-cigarette companies offer, such as e-cig disposables? These are the essence of convenience, and allow users to use them with even more ease and simplicity than cigarettes. Able to use anywhere, and they are meant to be used straight out of the package, they need no fire to light them, and they last about the same length as two packs of cigarettes.

What smoker isn’t accustomed to grabbing cigarettes when they make a gas run? Gas stations are oh-so-convenient for all those little things, like packs of gum, bottled water, and cigarettes. So now that smokers are switching to e-cigs in droves, it only makes sense that gas stations add them to their inventories.

 

 

E-Cigarettes Are on the Verge of Exploding… In a Very Good Way!

e-cig-savingsAnyone business savvy, who keeps up on the latest products and what they are doing in the markets knows electronic cigarettes are about to get really big. They are already huge, with many smokers switching all the time, but for various reasons they are a really wise business venture, for electronic cigarette companies, e-cigarette retailers, as well as consumers. They are a great product, with a really great concept, enabling limitless options for users, and extremely high profitability for manufacturers and retailers.

Over the past 20 years, cigarette companies have seen progressive and steady decline. The US tobacco market hails around $100 billion annually, and since the presence of electronic cigarettes on the scene, tobacco companies have seen even more noticeable declines. While e-cigs are not putting a major hit on them yet, it’s only a matter of time. Currently, e-cigarettes are totalling between $250 million and $500 million, and these figures are enough to keep the tobacco giants on notice.

From a business sense, alternative cigarettes offer a world of options and present a very useful product to consumers. Across all of the major e-cigarette brands, the products are yielding high conversions. They are useful, user-friendly, easy to use, and very convenient products that are more than likely going to keep the smokers happy, without them returning to traditional cigarettes if they have the choice. They know what they are getting, and they are much happier having a smokeless option. The other choices they have always had as backup, such as nicotine patches, nicotine gums, and prescription drugs, to help deal with quitting smoking are much less desirable than having something that simulates a cigarette, with the addition of nicotine at levels they can control. E-cigs feel the same in the hand, are used the same, and leave the user feeling just as satisfied afterwards. They come in many flavors, both in line with what they’d typically expect from cigarettes, as well as others that offer more variety. They essentially give the people what they want, at a great price, without dire consequences and negative effects on the health.

Nicotine is not the problem with cigarettes; the smoke and tar are. This is why smokers are switching constantly, and quality e-cigarette brands are seeing rapid growth! It’s only a matter of time before they are everywhere!