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The E-Cigarette Market: Retail Expansion

img_vz_ft_lauderdale It’s been quite apparent for some time now that the e-cigarette market is expanding rapidly in the area of retail. As an industry that truly got its footing online, the market has shifted in such a direction that brick-and-mortar retail is the next frontier. As more and more smokers have switched to e-cigarettes, and more are encouraged to do so by the increasing popularity, electronic cigarette retail is getting hotter than ever.

The e-cigarette industry is exploding, as many already are aware. Last year, the industry saw profits over $1 billion, and this year it has climbed to nearly $2 billion (so far); showing incredible growth. Along these lines, the retail sector is expanding rapidly as well, with approximately 35,000 stores currently open and serving the vaping public.

VaporFi, our top of the line brand that combines advanced vaporizers and e-cigarettes and our very own, high-end retail locations has truly tapped into the possibilities that lie in this market. While e-cigarette vapor shops are popping up everywhere, opening seemingly in every town these days, what most lack is superb quality. VaporFi offers not just the best quality and advancements this industry is seeing, when you walk into one of these locations you are getting a distinctive experience. You are embraced by a luxurious atmosphere, incredible products, and a scene that inspires socializing. Every VaporFi location is outfitted with a “vapor bar” where customers can sit down, get comfortable, and sample any flavors they wish, which are mixed by expert “Vapetenders.”

VaporFi’s rapid expansion also speaks volumes as to the company’s impact, having succeeded so immensely in such a short amount of time. One new store opens weekly, on average, and before the end of 2015 we are on target to have 50 stores open. Suffice it to say, this brand is leading the industry.

For those looking to get into the e-cigarette industry via franchising, VaporFi is an excellent point of entry. With exceptionally high markups and low overhead, this is the brand to be a part of!

If you are interested in becoming a franchisee with VaporFi, contact us about available opportunities!

How VaporFi is Changing the Electronic Cigarette Industry

vf_pro_vaporfi_1VaporFi, our unique brand that combines state of the art vaporizers and electronic cigarettes, coupled with state of the art retail locations has completely altered the course of the industry. FIlling a void in the market where the majority of e-cigarette stores were less than spectacular, VaporFi has given vaping connoisseurs not only a retail space where they can purchase everything they need, but also serving as a place to discover all the latest happenings in the industry, along with the hottest products.

VaporFi has brought the best vaporizers and e-cigarettes to the market, enabling customers to find products that meet their expectations of quality and performance at truly reasonable prices, they have tapped into the retail sector and given users the kind of retail experience they’ve sought. VaporFi locations are staffed with industry experts and people who not only use the products, but are fully knowledgeable about how they perform and function at every level.

Before VaporFi, the market had no single source of high quality products and locations. There were individual products being sold by a variety of different brands, and retail spots that ranged in quality and diversity in every possible way. With VaporFi, however, the concept is streamlined. Users know what to expect, know what they’re going to get, and know to expect excellent service. VaporFi handles every aspect of their products; from development through manufacturing, so there is no mistaking anything.

For those considering entering this market on a retail level, this brand is one of the most exciting ways to get involved. With a variety of different options for those interested in franchising under the VaporFi name, having the solid reputation of innovative quality, a wide range of products that cater to all reaches of the e-smoking culture, and a highly advanced team with excellent expertise behind the scenes, VaporFi is changing the landscape of this fledgling industry at a rapid scale.

If you are interested in embarking on a highly lucrative business within the e-cigarette industry, contact us about working with this revolutionary brand; the industry is only just heating up!

Top 10 Places to Carry Electronic Cigarettes

img_vz_sunriseWhere can e-cigarettes be sold? When it comes to retail, almost any venue. However when it comes to where retailers will get the most bang for the customer’s buck, certain types of locations make the most sense. With electronic cigarettes popping up for sale seemingly everywhere, here is a list of places that work effectively and effortlessly for e-cig sales.

  1. Gas Stations: One of the most obvious and sure-shot places to find cigarettes, gas stations are convenient and always ready when it comes to smokes. For e-cigarettes, more gas stations are constantly adding the electronic alternatives, making it more convenient for e-smokers to find what they’re looking for on the go.

  1. Convenience Stores: The most convenient option, right? They sell everything imaginable, including traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.

  1. Hotel Gift Shops: A great location for carrying e-cigarettes, hotel gift shops offer products that appeal to guests, and are in line with the hotel’s policies, so for hotels that have strict smoking rules, having options like e-cigs make a great compromise, exemplifying their level of service.

  1. Liquor Stores: A no-brainer; they carry cigarettes, liquor, and other products geared towards adults. Perfect for impulse purchases.

  1. Cigar Shops: In the business of selling things to be smoked, e-cigarettes work amazingly in cigar shops. Perfect example is Coco Cigar in CocoWalk, Miami, one of our top retailers for our brand VaporFi.

  1. Discount Stores: Giving the people the goods at fair prices, these are great spots for e-cigarette sales.

  1. Bars: If smoking isn’t tolerated, but vaping is, give your customers an alternative option they can purchase right then and there. It ups the business, and pleases the customer.

  1. Pharmacies: Big name pharmacies carry all varieties of cigarette products, and many are extending into the e-cig market; this sector would benefit exponentially from top quality products from our brands such as South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke.

  1. E-Cigarette Shops: Obvious, right?

  1. Head Shops/ Smoke Shops: For decades these shops have  carried all sorts of alternative smoking products, and top quality e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and especially top of the line dry herb vaporizers fit right into the selection.

What’s Hot Now: Vaporizers

sbs-storm-vaporizersElectronic cigarette vaporizers are getting hotter than ever, as customers are beginning to move away from traditional, more basic models of e-cigarettes to try more advanced options available with vaporizers.

With two of our brands, South Beach smoke and VaporFi, we are pleased to offer a wide range of different products for customers looking for advanced personal vaporizers. Each brand offers distinct products that appeal to a wide range of customers, with much attention paid to performance and style.

The market has changed as electronic cigarette use has evolved over the past few years. Many users are using these products out of pure enjoyment now, showing that while many people started using electronic cigarettes as alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes, they have found the experience to be more than just an alternative to eventually discontinue usage. This has led to further growth of the market as people try new products, experiment with customizable products, and have gotten into the many available customized options there are with mods.

International Vapor Group is proud to be part of the electronic cigarette industry’s growth. Our different brands give customers a very large selection of products to choose from, and have become known as leaders in innovation and quality. For retailers, our products offer innovative options that customers are looking for among the trendiest and most popular types of alternative smoking devices. What stands out about our offerings is that our products are made with exceptional craftsmanship and design details, unlike many cheaper versions available.

If you are retailer who’s looking to start carrying electronic cigarette products, especially those along lines of advanced personal vaporizers to tap into this area of high growth, contact us about our opportunities available for retail settings. Our brands South Beach Smoke and VaporFi are excellent choices for carrying, and both resonate with customers through their visual branding and high-performance products.

E-Cigarettes and the Economy

e-cigaretteThe sales of electronic cigarettes are on the move, ever-increasing as the industry explodes in popularity and demand. While traditional cigarettes have always been a source of controversy, as they are known to have devastating, often deadly long-term effects, their sales and profitability, as well as how high they are taxed, have enabled them to stay in business regardless.

So, as the sales of tobacco cigarettes decline, both due to users switching to e-cigarettes and from people being less inclined to smoke cigarettes in general because of the awareness of their dangers, electronic cigarettes are prospering, profits are skyrocketing.

So are electronic cigarettes good for the economy? With their rapid growth, yes they are in several ways.

This year, electronic cigarettes and accompanying products are slated to become a $2 billion industry. Every year since the products hit the market less than a decade ago in the US, the industry has seen explosive growth, and that alone would be an obvious indication that e-cigarettes are positively contributing to the growth of the economy. Predictions, however, place even greater growth on this market, and within the next 3 years it is expected to be raking in over $10 billion annually.

E-cigarettes have also contributed to economic growth by aiding in recovery with so many added jobs in an innovative industry. Many e-cigarette retail businesses are small, and because it is a growing niche market, the individual owners are doing very well and being able to add jobs in their respective communities is a great benefit to the bigger picture. As this industry is ever-evolving and driven by advancing technology, there will be many more opportunities for growth in a great variety of different areas as it grows.

To employers and business owners, workers who do not use tobacco are statistically more productive and miss less work due to tobacco-related illnesses, and this equates to more money made as a result of having more able workers; also an indirect but positive contribution to economic rebuilding.

Overall, electronic cigarettes are having a very good effect on the economy. Smokers are switching all the time, and business are growing. Jobs are being added to the economy regularly and products are selling. It’s a great time to be involved with tobacco alternatives!

Opportunities: Franchise with VaporZone

img_vz_south_miamiUp until very recently, the e-cigarette market has been an almost exclusively online industry. This has enabled it to grow tremendously, reaching customers directly and enabling them to have the products they sought, which were, for the most part, unavailable in the brick-and-mortar setting. As the market and mainstream acceptance has grown, and the technology has advanced, top quality electronic cigarette names are starting to reach retail stores.

VaporZone, one of International Vapor Group’s most successful concepts, has now started to offer exciting franchising opportunities, enabling driven entrepreneurs to tap into this exciting, growing, booming market. The franchises are to feature all of this brand’s top quality products, including their widely popular line of advanced personal vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, custom e-liquid blends, and versatile accessories, available at a wide variety of price points, which appeal to a very wide array of customers. VaporZone franchises are also to feature the brand’s signature custom e-liquid blending and vaping bars in every location.

When you embark on this endeavor, VaporZone will provide you with all the tools necessary for success. Franchisees will be trained on-site, and provided with continuous support, as well as guidance for the location and the format. An additional aspect to consider as well, is that franchisees who work with VaporZone are equipped to profit from our industry-exclusive revenue sharing program that allows them to generate additional income from online sales in their area.

The e-cigarette industry is booming, and more and more opportunities are arising, making way for potential businesses and lucrative opportunities for those interested in being a part of it. VaporZone is one of the industry’s most innovative and exciting brands, and if you are considering being a part of an electronic cigarette retail venture, consider becoming a part of one the quickest growing brands in the brick-and-mortar sector.

Where can E-Cigarettes be Sold?

header-gift-shop1There are many places electronic cigarettes should be sold, for both the benefit of smokers and the benefit of retailers who can capitalize on the growing demand. If you have a retail store, or purchase the inventory for one, here are some of the best places for selling e-cigs. If you are interested in adding IVG brands and products to your store, please contact us to see if we can establish a relationship.

Pharmacies

This is an obvious one, as retail pharmacies are one of the top hits for traditional cigarettes. However, not only do these locations cater to current e-smokers, they are also great for catering to curious tobacco smokers. As these locations bring customers in the door for a large range of different products, having e-cigarettes will open up an additional channel of sales. Pharmacies are great for impulse purchases, and having e-cigarettes available can be a great option for those who want disposable e-cigarettes as well as products like Express Starter Kits such as those from EverSmoke and South Beach Smoke. These settings are excellent for bringing customers back for products such as refill cartridges and additional accessories, enabling you to offer products beyond the impulse buys.

Hotels

Hotels are often fiercely non-smoking zones, to the dismay of smokers who are looking to relax and enjoy themselves. Maintaining an air of accommodation, nonsmokers typically get first preference and smokers are left with few options. It is very common for smoking to be prohibited inside of hotel rooms, as well as in public areas, such as lounges and the pool, and it can make for a rather uncomfortable experience for smokers altogether. In an effort to cater to all guests, carrying e-cigarettes and making them available and acceptable for use is a viable option for hotels who want to please all guests without creating barriers. Selling e-cigarettes in hotel bars as well as in gift shops would add one more option for sales, and give smokers a solution that enables them to be comfortable and satisfied.

Gas Stations

Long one of the top spots for grabbing goods like cigarettes, beverages, candy and snacks on the go, gas stations are excellent venues for selling e-cigarettes successfully. The majority of gas stations do not offer a large selection of e-cigarettes, nor do they emphasize top quality, and that is one of the benefits of carrying IVG brands in your inventory; better than the competition, and more likely to drive customers back for repeat purchases knowing you have the better products.

Cost: a Huge Reason E-Cigs are so Successful

cs2One of the best reasons to consider the many financial incentives to carrying electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in your retail stock is that they offer one very promising benefit to customers: saving money. While many retailers have seen drastically lower sales in tobacco cigarettes and products in recent years, especially since electronic cigarettes have taken such precedence, e-cigs have enabled business owners to capitalize on the growing movement, as well as offer products that are in demand, and add revenue in areas where they were seeing declines.

Traditional cigarettes are extremely expensive, and most smokers spend over $2000 yearly on the habit. Saving money is one of the most obvious reasons smokers look to alternative cigarettes, and most are extremely pleased with how much they save over time.

While they are very cost effective for users, they also happen to be very lucrative for retailers. They present a variety of different products that fulfill the needs of smokers, offering an extensive range of different items that appeal to a wide range of different smokers, from e-cigarette disposables, to standard e-cigarette starter kits, advanced vaporizers, e-liquids, refill cartridges, and additional accessories that users want and need. Whether users are vaping with disposable units, standard e-cigs that require cartridges, or are using e-liquids with their advanced vaporizers, they will consistently come back to where they purchased their products for more. And even still electronic cigarettes are less pricey than traditional.

Electronic cigarettes offer a great sales opportunity for retailers, and they fill a need that is ever growing. International Vapor Group brands offer great wholesale opportunities to retailers, and the very best quality e-cigarette products to customers; all at enticing prices. These products are seeing such success because everyone on both sides of the sale are benefitting. If your retail selection is lagging behind in this area, feel free to contact us about wholesale opportunities! We are the forefront of this industry, and offer a variety of exciting ventures.

Work With the Best, Work With IVG

ECIGS-articleLargeWith so many e-cigarette companies on the market, and having so many different products and brands, it may seem to retailers that it makes no difference which they carry within their selection. However, having been a part of this industry since its inception, we understand and know firsthand that is not entirely the case. Having developed a variety of different brands, products, and innovations, we can attest, from experience, to that large dispersion of quality across the industry. Here is a list of reasons to work with International Vapor Group brands if you are considering adding electronic cigarette products to your inventory. We know this industry, we know e-cigarettes, and we know where this market is headed.

American e-liquids: e-liquids can be manufactured in the USA as well as anywhere else, however we believe they are best made in the States due to the higher standards when it comes to manufacturing. More costly, yes, however the final result produces a more satisfying experience. We see the obvious difference it makes, and our customers’ feedback has only solidified it.

Commitment to innovation: We aim not to replicate what others are doing, instead to look ahead and create what has not yet been done. This is a hi-tech industry, and consumers are looking for advancements. We are driven to offer quality as well as products that surpass users’ expectations, and we have succeeded thus far with all of our brands.

Variety: It’s not just the spice of life, it’s essential to life, even when we’re discussing electronic cigarettes. We firmly understand the importance in offering a wide range of products and options because targeting just one demographic limits our reach, and limits our abilities to stretch further into this market. We offer products for the novice as well as the expert; for the heaviest of smokers who want a serious alternative, to the casual smoker who wants tobacco-free enjoyment. We offer products that appeal to many, that offer great versatility, and are designed to function at the highest level without inconveniences of difficulties. In short, we make the kind of products we know customers want; which is a huge attribute of our success.

So why work with International Vapor Group brands? Because we know what we are doing! We know where we are going, and we understand what our customers want! We invite you to join us!

Why E-Cig Retail is so Hot Right Now

img_vz_south_miamiIt seems that new electronic cigarette and vaping shops are opening all the time, and they seem to be getting more and more popular, both in major metropolitan areas of the country as well as in smaller towns and suburbs. The vapor movement is gaining tremendous steam, and more than ever, smoking culture is shifting to the smoke-free variety.

E-cigarette retail is hotter than ever now, and there seems to be no inclination of it slowing down anytime soon. Rather, it is just the opposite that is predicted. As the industry burgeons to the $2 billion sales mark, and more smokers are switching to these alternative products, the market for electronic cigarette retail is growing as well. What used to be a strictly online market, has now become readily available nearly everywhere in brick-and-mortar.

The reason is simple: more and more smokers are looking to switch to alternative cigarettes, and many of those that have are really into the experience. So much so that it becomes something of a hobby; trying new products, experiencing new flavors, customizing their devices. Vapor shops also hold the unique benefit of providing a social environment, giving vapers the ability to converse with others who share the same passion. Unlike strictly internet social settings, such as discussion boards and forums, being in a shop, in person, is a totally different scene. Being able to see the products firsthand, talk to industry experts who can demonstrate products and accessories, and give users one-on-one attention can make all the difference in their success with vaping. While the internet is amazing for its broad reach, nothing replaces real-life interaction, even when it comes to electronic smoking.

IVG’s newest concept, VaporZone takes e-cigarette retail to new levels, as it offers both an online world of products as well as brick-and-mortar locations that have become hubs in their communities. The VpaorZone name is synonymous with quality, high-tech innovations, and having experts who know their products inside and out in every location. The brand has taken vaporizers to new levels, offering state of the art technology that is exceptionally user-friendly, and customers have become smitten. The success has come out of a need, and the brand is thriving due to their unique offerings and customer satisfaction.

E-cigarette retail is really hot right now because e-cigarettes keep getting hotter. More smokers are using them, and switching to them has upped the demand and success for vapor shop retail locations. If you are looking for the very best, we recommend VaporZone; not just because they are our brand, but because you will not find a better product or retailer! If you are considering adding top of the line products to your brick-and-mortar retail selection, do contact us about wholesale and franchising opportunities!