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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.

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.

Selling E-Cigarettes at Gas Stations

Disposable_Electronic_Cigarette_t700Purchasing electronic cigarettes at gas stations has gotten a rather skewered reputation. With so many low-grade brands, consumers are often suspicious about buying them at said locations. Considering they are such convenient places to purchase cigarettes and cigarette alternatives, it would seem that gas station owners would be more inclined to carry electronic cigarettes of a higher quality. If you are in such a position of maintaining the electronic cigarette selection of a gas station, here is a look at the different reasons to go with brands such as those from International Vapor Group, instead of lower-end versions.

Quality

All IVG brands maintain a consistent level of quality, of which our customers have come to expect from us. As a retailer, you can expect this as well, because not only does it draw in sales, it gives customers the confidence to purchase again. We believe in quality above all else; the e-cigarette market is filled with products that cover all ground; and we choose to have top quality. It creates repeat customers and repeat sales, as well as contributes to an overall great reputation.

Selection

We believe in offering a wide selection of products, ranging from electronic cigarette disposables, to different types of e-cigarette models, starter kits, accessories, cartridges, and now vaporizers and e-liquids. We offer a large variety because there are endless needs to meet when you consider smokers as individuals. More of what people are looking for will create greater sales.

Longtime Experience and Recognition

Having been a part of the electronic cigarette market since its earliest days, we have built a longstanding reputation for quality and excellence. Our customers have come to know this about us, and expect it. Our brands are synonymous with high standards and great selection, and our brand names are instantly recognized.

Electronic cigarettes are exceptional products, when the user can find good ones. They provide many benefits over traditional cigarettes, and offer a real alternative to the trouble that comes with smoke; so many millions of smokers would not have switched if that weren’t the case. If you have control over the inventory of cigarettes at a gas station, consider the benefits of carrying International Vapor Group brands. Our quality, selection, and solid presence in the industry will enable you to broaden your selection while giving customers products they truly want to use, and purchase again in the future.

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!

For retailers: Understanding the Market

1ZLL_e_cigarettes04If you are a retailer interested in carrying electronic cigarettes, you may be wondering which products would be ideal to sell. When working with a large company such as International Vapor Group, the options are very extensive, and it may be difficult knowing which  specific products to choose. You have to have a general idea of your clientele, and where their interests may lie.

The e-cigarette market is filled with many different types of products, and with millions of people using them, variety is obviously of great importance. Many experienced users are looking for specific products, that do specific things, and work according to their specifications. Beginners tend to be looking for something that works as an alternative to cigarettes, and many want two-piece e-cigarettes that resemble them.

If you carry traditional cigarettes, chances are, your customers are going to be interested in e-cigarettes, generally speaking. If you are going to start implementing e-cigarettes, going with a very recognizable brand like South Beach Smoke is a great idea, as customers can identify with the name and products. Starting off with a selection of starter kits, cartridges and disposables would be ideal. This offers a variety of choices for different budgets, especially catering to beginners to get them started, and hopefully in the future, getting them back to your location for additional products and cartridges.

If you know your clientele consists of experienced e-cigarette users, who want to expand their horizons with a selection of great products, you may consider carrying a variety of our brands, especially our latest, VaporZone. This brand has become the top choice of many vapor smokers, and the advanced products with great performance appeal to many.

If you are wanting to add electronic cigarettes to your retail selection but are not sure where to begin, hopefully this has helped! If you are interested in adding International Vapor Group products to your store, and need further assistance, do contact us; we’d be glad to help!

Why Are Electronic Cigarettes the Better Alternative to Tobacco?

e-cigarettes-vs-tobacco-cigarettesFor both users and retailers, electronic cigarettes are becoming the more sensible alternative. They offer a lucrative endeavor for retailers who carry traditional cigarettes and tobacco products, and smokers continue to choose them over cigarettes. Here is a look at why e-cigarettes are the better alternative, whether you are using them or selling them.

For users: Everyone has become overwhelmingly aware over the past century how dangerous cigarettes are. Not only bad for the health and inconvenient to use, they are also exceedingly expensive. For consumers, it was only a matter of time before a legitimate alternative was developed. E-cigarettes have proven to do just that, and smokers have taken to them by the millions. They offer a nearly identical experience as smoking a cigarette, without the vast number of problems associated with cigarettes. There is no tobacco, no tar, no ash, and no smell. They come with or without nicotine, in varying amounts, as well as numerous flavors. Smokers are finding tobacco cigarettes to be immensely old fashioned and wasteful by comparison; saving money, having modern devices, and much more ability to use them simply make e-cigarettes the better choice for smokers.

For retailers: Electronic cigarettes represent the future of smoking enjoyment. Cigarette sales and use have been on the downfall for decades and with e-cigarettes more than picking up the slack, retailers who are on this bandwagon are wise to do so. This is not just merely an emerging market, it’s a quickly expanding market proven to have high growth, as sales reach more than $1 billion. As it has become evident that consumers are happy to switch to these products, and stay with them, it only makes sense that tobacco retailers cater to their needs and expand their businesses further with electronic cigarettes. Consumers want choices; e-cigarettes offer them in mass variety. Why lose sales when they are there to be made?

The Beauty of Disposable Electronic Cigarettes: Perfect for Retail

NutricigsEnergyDisposable electronic cigarettes are immensely useful, and for both retailers and consumers, they offer an excellent alternative to standard reusable e-cigarettes.

Disposable electronic cigarettes are similar to standard reusable e-cigarettes in that they work very similarly, however they are able to used right out of the package. They need no charging, filling, or attaching of cartridges, so they are really great impulse purchases.

Many people who are new to e-cigarettes find them to be very convenient, as they enable them to experience electronic smoking without the expense or commitment of purchasing a starter kit. They are the ideal introduction, and at fair prices, customers are typically comfortable giving them a go, regardless of outcome.

While perfect for beginners, disposable electronic cigarettes are also great for experienced users because they offer the same simplicity and convenience to those who are accustomed to reusable e-cigarettes.

International Vapor Group brands offer a selection of disposable e-cigarettes that cover an excellent range of options, making them ideal to carry in stores. Because they are affordable, and offer no-strings-attached kind of commitment, users can feel confident purchasing them to experience electronic smoking.

South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke offer disposables in two flavors: menthol and tobacco. They promise the same satisfaction both brands are known for, only in the convenient one-piece unit.

All NutriCigs products are disposable e-cigarettes, and they not only come in a variety of flavors plus nicotine, but each type is geared towards a specific goal, be it having a little more energy, curbing your appetite, or having a little easier time relaxing before bed. They are essentially disposables that do a whole lot more!

If you’re looking to ramp up your tobacco selection, increase your electronic cigarette sales, or just expand your selection to cater to those who want electronic alternatives to tobacco, think about the possibilities of adding disposable e-cigarettes to your inventory.

Expand Your Business, Recover Sales Lost From Tobacco

cigaretteIf you are a business owner who has seen sales fall due to cigarettes becoming less of a commodity, you are not alone. Many businesses (especially smaller, mom and pop shops) have been through the same situation, and have been able to recover due to the rise in popularity and success of e-cigarettes.

The rate of smokers who begin smoking decreases each year, and along the same lines, the number of smokers who are quitting are also on the rise. What this means for businesses whose sales have included that of cigarettes in the past are most likely looking at decreased sales in tobacco. The rising taxes, rising prices, and the many health disadvantages have caused smokers to either quit or seek alternatives. If this is something your business has faced, have you thought about the possibilities of selling electronic cigarettes to help pick up the slack?

Smaller shops are beginning to implement e-cigarettes in their inventories because even in today’s economy, they are selling right along their analog counterparts. In many instances, they have even helped salvage tobacco businesses on the brink of failure. And what is even more promising, is that there are still many smokers who are not yet aware of e-cigarettes, and that switching to the electronic alternatives can offer many conveniences and benefits.

There are many reasons consumers are happy to be switching to electronic cigarettes, and our variety of brands are perfect for filling your shelves if you are looking to add e-cigarettes to your selection of tobacco products. International Vapor Group brands are being sold all over the country, in all types of retail shops.

If you are thinking about getting into electronic cigarette retail, have a look at our different wholesale opportunities. Our products are top rated and top selling, and cover many different options customers are looking for.

Don’t let the end of the era of tobacco hurt your sales! Everyone is going electronic, follow suit!

Fortify Your E-Cig Selection with NutriCigs

1011688_181235725376974_534423684_nLooking to make your current e-cigarette selection a little more interesting? Add our NutriCigs disposable e-cigarette products to your lineup!

NutriCigs are the most innovative thing to come out of the e-cigarette world as of late, and we are the only ones bringing them to you. They are the meeting point of all natural supplements and e-cigarettes, giving you the benefit of having more than just nicotine in your e-cigarette. Available in three varieties, they cover a lot of ground when it comes to being useful. The three NutriCigs blends are: NutriCigs Energy Booster, NutriCigs Slim, and NutriCigs Sleep.

NutriCigs Energy Booster is designed to support the user’s need for increased energy. Kind of like the feeling of an energy drink, without the disgusting taste, insane amount of sugar, and the unavoidable, completely awful crash you get afterwards.

NutriCigs Slim supports appetite suppression and helps to curb the appetite. Food tastes amazing, and giving in to overeating causes more harm than good, and sadly many of us could use a little assistance here. They offer the benefit of convenience and practicality, being overtly useful in the end. Users have reported amazing things about them!

NutriCigs Sleep supports the goal of getting restful sleep. This blend offers users the ability to relax a little deeper with their e-cigs before bed, without hitting the hard stuff. Most smokers have a bedtime smoke, and these play right into that ritual, only with all-natural ingredients to make it count a little more.

NutriCigs e-cigarettes were created with the highest industry standards in place. They contain exclusively formulated e-liquids, manufactured strictly in the USA. All ingredients are USP Grade Kosher, and 100% natural.

Furthermore, one of the benefits to allowing your e-cig to support your quality of life is that vapor is considered to be an excellent carrier of supplements and nutrients, allowing for even greater absorption than consuming by way of digestion. This also means that only the smallest amount of active ingredients are needed to give the desired effect!

NutriCigs offer innovation, purpose, and a very exciting new prospect that no other e-cigarette can provide. The first of their kind, and getting more popular by the day, let NutriCigs take your electronic cigarette retail selection to the next level of innovation!

Best Venus for E-Cigarette Sales

NutricigsEnergyIf you are a retail carrier of traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are probably right up your alley. With the continuous expansion of these innovative products, more and more places are beginning to carry them. If you own, or are involved in choosing the merchandise for your establishment, you may want to consider adding high quality e-cigarettes to your inventory.

Gas Stations: These are pretty obvious, and gas stations were among the first retailers to start selling e-cigarettes. The problem with them for the most part has been however, that the vast majority of brands being sold have been lackluster in quality. Consider IVG brands for the great quality, especially in regards to our advanced disposable e-cigs, including the NutriCigs line.

Convenience Stores: Just like gas stations, convenience stores have sold e-cigarettes for a while. Any venue that carries traditional cigarettes is a good match for carrying e-cigs with success. Customers are looking for them, and having the option to purchase (especially when it comes to impulse purchases) quickly makes them ideal in this setting. In addition to our different lines of disposables, our starter kits are great for those customers looking for reusbales. Because these work with cartridges, they create long term, recurrent business as it drives the customer back to your store for future refills and additional accessories. Quality at a great price goes very far in the long run!

Hotels: Hotels have recently started carrying electronic cigarettes because they are a prime alternative that solves the staunch “no smoking” predicament! Cigarettes in hotel rooms are generally not tolerated, and using them against the rules can often result in hefty fines. Even in public spaces like near pools and other outdoor areas, cigarette smoke is an annoyance. Along this same line, hotels would prefer not having to issue these fines, nor be under the stress of fire hazards and creating discomfort for other guests who do not want to smell the smoke. Electronic cigarettes solve all of these issues, as they do not create second hand smoke, they do not create a fire hazard, they keep guests happy with their nicotine and they keep hotel management free from stressing over something like cigarettes. They can be sold in hotel gift shops, in the same way cigarettes have always been, in reusable or disposable form.

Electronic cigarettes can fit into the retail selections of a variety of different retailers, and with the constant growth, if you are carrying traditional tobacco cigarettes, it is in your best interest to carry e-cigarettes as well! Don’t inhibit your ability to generate sales, expand with the times!