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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!

 

10 Reasons IVG Brands are the Best to Carry in Retail

hero_3brands2d1. Variety; IVG is four different brands targeting four different customers. Target your market right.

2. Quality. Yeah, we are quite adamant about this, however there is a severe lack of quality throughout the e-cigarette market, and we have built all IVG brands around this. There are many gimmicks you can sell, add all the bells and whistles you want, a high quality product is irreplaceable, and electronic cigarette consumers are looking for quality they can trust, depend on, and enjoy.

3. Experience. Our company has been built by innovative minds with more than 100 years of combined experience in business; we know where this industry is going.

4. The right price. While we strive to innovate and manufacture the next big thing, and we pride ourselves on having the very best electronic smoking products in the market, we also understand the importance of keeping our products affordable, both from a consumer and a retailer’s perspective. Quality does not necessarily mean more expensive.

5. Customer service at every level. We are there for our customers 100% and we are there for our business partners and partners in retail ventures 100%. Establishing relationships is very important, and we focus a great deal of attention to those we are in business with.

6. Consistent top reviews. All of our brands have received great praise throughout the industry for excellence in a variety of areas.

7. Consistent innovation. We are never satisfied. We are constantly looking to improve, even when we feel we have executed the best product possible. Innovation is about sensing where things are headed, and what our customers are going to want down the road.

8. Knowing what’s out there, and surpassing. For example, our brand Vapor Zone is all about top of the line Advanced Personal Vaporizers. They were not the first brand creating these by any means, however the market was missing quality, usability, and versatility, and with a keen attention to detail, engineering, and design, the line was developed.

9. Why carry lower-end products that will leave your customers unsatisfied, when you can carry IVG brands that please?

10. We are a pleasure to work with. Our brands are among the most sought after in the market, we offer a very large selection of different types of products, and our brands have achieved a level of popularity that customers recognize.

Working with International Vapor Group for your electronic cigarette retail needs may be one of the best decisions you can make for your business. We offer a multitude of options, and offer support every step of the way. If you are interested in working with us, contact us to find out more! 

E-Cigarette Regulations Announced

gavelThis week brought about a lot of news that the FDA was very much set to begin electronic cigarette regulations. While the regulations they plan to begin imposing are certainly not unexpected news for the industry, it’s been a long time coming, with all e-cigarette companies awaiting to know what the industry would eventually be facing.

Yesterday, US health officials proposed rules that would prohibit the sales of e-cigarettes, including both products and liquids, to minors. This is exactly the kind of regulating the e-cigarette industry was hoping for, and what those against e-cigarettes have been claiming makes the products dangerous. This proposal is the first attempt in the US to start regulating these devices, and it did not include recommendations that restrict online advertising, or online sales.

To the happiness of most e-smokers, regulations at this time will not be limiting the sale of flavored liquids, as was previously suspected. E-cigarette opposition groups have long cited that flavored e-liquids were enticing to children, even though the vast majority of electronic cigarette users are not under the age of 18. Most brands selling electronic cigarettes have not permitted minors to purchase from their sites, understanding the importance.

The electronic cigarette industry is expected to hit the $2 billion mark this year, and even with cities such as New York imposing their on e-cigarette bans, the popularity of these products continues to grow. If the industry were faced with limitations regarding the sale of flavors, it would most likely be catastrophic, because so many users have come to truly enjoy the wide range of flavor options.

Restricting the usage and sale of e-cigarettes to minors is an obvious move; the products are intended and created for use by adults only. However, it is great to see the regulations moving in a responsible way, and not creating a disservice to the adults who use the products with success.

Reasons to Choose IVG Brands

Retail Management certificateWhen choosing brands to carry in the retail environment, you have to consider a broad range of factors. Ultimately, you want to appeal to your customers, and to create repeat sales, and in this context, quality and price are of utmost importance. Here is a look at the different attributes of International Vapor Group brands, and why we are at the forefront of the e-cigarette retail market.

USA-Made Liquids

Across all of our brands, South Beach Smoke, EverSmoke, NutriCigs, and VaporZone, one common thread of quality is that all of the liquids we use in our electronic cigarettes, as well as sell on their own, are made in the USA. While this is not a core standard amongst all brands, we hold true to it because it ensures that our liquids are the freshest, and most potent. When liquids are manufactured overseas, the standards are often less strict, and by the time they reach the customer, they are often not as fresh as those manufactured here. Understanding the need for the highest quality product, we have found USA made e-liquids to be the best, and that is why we do not compromise that standard.

Recognized names

Our list of brands have received much acclaim through the industry, and carrying brands that customers recognize is of obvious importance. South Beach Smoke, EverSmoke, and now VaporZone have all acquired legitimate followings, and have become known as top quality e-cigarette brands.

Innovation

At the core of our business is a commitment to innovation. Electronic cigarettes were founded on the premise of offering smokers the ability to smoke without tobacco, and we have always sought to innovate further. If we did simply what everyone else was doing, there would be no purpose in our company. We choose to create what hasn’t been done before; we choose to develop products that will benefit electronic cigarette users in new ways; we choose to improve upon quality and create products that perform in more advanced ways.

Customer Service

When you work with International Vapor Group, you work with a company that is committed to our customers and business partners wholly. We take our relationships very seriously, and we understand the importance of having the best product. Low end electronic cigarette products are a dime a dozen; we aim higher, and hope as a retailer, you do too!

E-Cigarettes: Purchasing in Retail vs. Online

imagesAll IVG brands are available for both retail sales as well as online, and we are pleased with both avenues of sales. While both are profitable, they each have their pros as well as cons; here is a look at all the benefits to electronic cigarette retail sales, and why these products are perfect for brick and mortar businesses.

Convenience: Shoppers do not always want to wait on shipments. Online shopping promises the simplicity of clicking and buying, however shipping requires patience, and expedited options can be very costly. Being able to drive up to a local shop, go in and grab what you need, and head out is never going to be fully replaced by internet shopping.

The Experience: Being face to face with the items purchased gives the customer a much different experience than shopping over the internet, and guessing if it will be what you want, even with research done. For e-cigarette users, the ability to see the products up close and personal, being able to sample e-liquids, and test out the desired products gives them a much greater sense of the items. If they plan on investing several hundred dollars into electronic cigarette products, it’s very much worth it to have a personal experience before committing, rather than later having to send things back to the company because they are not satisfied.

Payment Options: Not everyone is comfortable disclosing their credit card or debit card information over the internet. Even with safety and privacy disclosures from companies, many shoppers are suspicious of online financial transactions. There are also many people who still prefer to pay in cash as well, making brick and mortar shopping more comfortable for them.

While electronic cigarettes became popular through online sales, they are now very much readily available in retail stores such as gas stations, convenience stores, and vapor shops. The market continues to expand in this direction; while it may be dwindling in others, e-cigarette shoppers love being able to get what they want instantly!

How the Nation is Handling E-Cigarette Regulation

8b2af907bc9cfc30d0f91fbb97377ad8The greatest news surrounding the electronic cigarette industry as of late deals with regulations. States all over the nation are discussing how to regulate them, and whether they deserve the same treatment as traditional cigarettes, which you may know are highly regulated. Here is a look at some of the different regulations regarding electronic cigarettes, some states and jurisdictions are considering.

Tobacco Taxes: As tobacco sales decline, some states are considering implementing similar taxes on tobacco alternatives to make up the losses. These taxes could cause the prices of e-cigarettes to spike, and many people feel smokers would be less likely to consider using alternatives if that happened.

Indoor Usage: Cigarette smoking indoors publicly has not been accepted and/ or legal for years now, and there are many places that want to enact the same restrictions regarding e-cigarettes. New York City was one of the first places to put this law into action, with mayor Bloomberg signing a bill that groups e-cigarettes into the Smoke Free Air Act, giving them the same status as traditional cigarettes. In New York City, they are banned in all of the same places as traditional tobacco cigarettes. This is a rather ignorant rule, as e-cigarettes do not produce smoke, emitting only vapor, and no evidence proves they have the same effects to be considered as such.

Sales to Minors: This is an obvious part of regulation, and most e-cigarette companies and retailers will agree it makes complete sense. Electronic cigarettes are intended for use by adults only, and most company have their own restrictions in place to prevent minors from purchasing them.

Sales Bans: Some states have attempted sales bans on all e-cigarette products, and others such as the city of New York have considered banning e-liquid flavors in an attempt to keep them from luring in minors. However there is little evidence that flavors are what attracts teens and young adults into using tobacco and/ or e-cigarette products.

Licensing: Licensing meant to be purposely burdensome is another avenue states and other locales are considering to regulate e-cigarettes. The root of this is in how the FDA will eventually regard e-cigarettes, either as tobacco products or alternatives.

We hope the industry continues to move forward in this positive direction, because we know regulations will happen in only a matter of time. As a major e-cigarette company, we are all for responsible regulations, especially those regarding minors. If you are contemplating whether or not e-cigarettes can be sold in your area, it is best to do some research prior. In most places in the US, they have not been subject to harsh regulations at this time, and hopefully all future regulations will be to the benefit of the industry, to promote a higher standard of products.