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Why IVG? Quality is Our Foundation

Wholesale Quality E-CigarettesOne of the more astounding generalizations of the e-cigarette industry is the concept of quality. For those on the outside looking in, as well as for beginners, choosing a random brand, found at a gas station or convenience store, at the lowest price is typically not the best point of entry into the world of vaping. Now, I’m not attempting to say that users should jump in and grab the most expensive mod they can get their hands on right from the start, all in the name of quality, however there are some things to keep in mind.

Quality: It’s not just a selling point; it’s the selling point. It can make or break the experience, and can leave a user satisfied enough that they feel confident switching to vapor. A bad vape can do the opposite, and make them turn away in disgust. It is our aim to satisfy the user, delight them with our options, and inspire them with the possibilities.

When customers purchase from any of our companies, they are getting the best of the best liquids, all created in the USA, and under the strictest standards available. We wouldn’t have our liquids for VaporFi and South Beach Smoke on file with the FDA otherwise. Our products include the highest-performing, top of the line vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Our customer service is continuously revered for its genuineness as well as thoroughness. When you work with our brand for electronic cigarette wholesaling, you are getting a full-on, dedicated brand.

So, think about it. You pay for what you get. Yes, there are certainly products on the lower tier that will cost less than those made by International Vapor Group. However, consider that you are getting solid quality, top shelf variety, and expertise from a reputable name that has stood the test of time in this ever-changing industry. Seriously, you wouldn’t expect farm-to-table, grass-fed organic beef burgers at your local $1 order menu fast food joint, would you? Different options, from different companies; wholesale e-cigs and e-liquids are no different from any other industry in this matter. There are tons of choices out there, and not all are equal. The IVG difference is what sets us apart.

Research and Development

e-cigarette business research home pageAs far as electronic cigarette businesses go, we have a serious dedication to producing our products from all of our brands according to the latest research, innovations, and developments in the industry. As a cutting edge industry based on technology and innovation, it is of most importance to our customers that we remain ahead of the game. E-cigarette, vaporizer, and e-liquid quality remains one of the hottest topics in the industry, e-cigarette users demand the best.

We feel this is one of the key factors that enables us to lead the industry. We are always looking to advance and expand, because we know technology changes daily and it is the absolute core of our industry. It’s essential to this business, and precisely what customers are looking for.

We know that innovation is integral to every part and every level of our business. Not only when it comes to products but also how our products are made, our standards, and the mindsets of everyone at IVG. Electronic cigarette consumers are among the most educated consumers. They know what they are looking for, and they know what goes into the technology. Brands that aim to get things past these customers are obviously not seeking the hardcore enthusiasts.

Development and design is major when it comes to electronic cigarettes because they bridge technology with smoking, resulting in a clean, smoke-free, tar-free, tobacco-free way to have nicotine. And as an extremely competitive market, we know that staying ahead is one of the keys to our success. In doing so, we have amassed great followings, and have been able to grow our e-cig and vaporizers businesses as a result.

Manufacturing is another area we are absolutely strict and uncompromising on. All International Vapor Group products are manufactured using the highest standards in place and to ensure we are producing the purest liquids. We remain staunch about having the highest quality, the highest level of product safety, and absolute regulatory compliance. The result has created products IVG customers trust, rely on, and know to be the best in the industry. While others in the market aim to get by on the minimum requirements necessary, we are steadfast in our belief that our success is owed to not skipping steps. When it comes to research and development, no one tops IVG.

VaporFi Express: A Different Kind of Store

VaporFi ExpressOne of the many options that lies in working with IVG brand VaporFi are the VaporFi Express locations. This concept is highly innovative (think: the Apple of e-cigarettes), as it enables stores to have the best of the best VaporFi products, in a scaled down format for accessibility. Are you considering adding this sought-after e-cigarette brand to your store? A VaporFi Express may be the perfect setup for you!

VaporFi Express offers a “store-within-a-store” location, and they basically offer the best of both worlds in a retail endeavor. They feature a unique display, equipped exclusively with the most successful VaporFi products and the most popular e-liquid blends, and can be set up within a variety of different stores. While these locations do not feature a vapor bar or custom blending like standard VaporFi locations, they do offer a full range of the brand’s top selling items. These “express” stations give retailers the ability to expand in a new direction, carrying a full selection of a top brand, in a very convenient manner.

Express locations equip retailers with an excellent product lineup, catering to a more discerning clientele, without having to commit to a full-scale VaporFi franchise. As we all know, the vast majority of electronic cigarette brands, particularly those carried in gas stations and convenience stores are typically not of the best quality. VaporFi Express stores can fit effortlessly well into a variety of other locations, availing the reach of the VaporFi name, drawing in customers who want  products of this caliber, in a very simple, easy, and affordable manner.

This is one of the most popular options in working with this exciting, innovative brand in e-cigarettes. Currently there are more than 20 VaporFi Express locations, located throughout the United States as well as internationally, with locations in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Peru, with more slated for opening in the near future.

Like any venture with VaporFi and IVG, you can expect full support from an established management team as we execute the details. So if this sounds like the right fit for you, please don’t be shy about contacting us, or you can APPLY HERE now!

Regulation that Makes Sense

E-Cigarette RegulationsThe subject of electronic cigarette regulations is a common topic of discussion, debate, and rumor. While there are endless conflicting opinions, the FDA has been slow to make judgements and formally put most rules into play as there still remains a lack of firm evidence to choose a side. However, as positive as the response has been to these products from the public, and with little evidence to side with those who claim they are fully negative, it is a positive sign that we are beginning to see a rise in regulations that make sense and are in favor of e-cigarette usage. The most recent is coming from Washington State, where lawmakers are imposing a rule requiring electronic cigarette companies to sell their liquids with child-proof caps.

We are definitely in support of this, and are quite pleased. Child safety has long been a concern of the e-cigarette industry, and those on the outside looking in. One of the biggest concerns has always been keeping nicotine e-liquids out of the hands of children, and a rule such as this one aims to keep children safe, while still enabling adult users to have their liquids. It allows for more peace of mind, and less worry over accidents occurring. While nicotine is absolutely safe for inhalation and proper usage by adults, it can be toxic if ingested or harmful if it comes directly in contact with the skin.

Our brand VaporFi is firmly on board with this type of regulation because simply, it makes sense. As we are completely against our products being used by minors and those underage, adding an additional measure to keep children safe and our products out of the hands of those who should not be handling them is a very good thing that can seriously do no harm.

As the industry progresses and we continue to see electronic cigarette products being used more and more regularly, we are happy to see smart, intelligent regulations being implemented alongside. This adds to the credibility of the industry, and adds to the safe use of these innovative, life changing products.

Benefits of Franchising

VaporFi FranchseAre you considering getting into the electronic cigarette industry? Have you considered the possibilities that lie ahead in working with VaporFi to franchise your own location? Here is a look at the many pros of jumping in with the safety net of an experienced, successful brand.

Franchising in the e-cigarette industry offers many benefits, giving franchisees and franchisors exceptional profitability without a great deal of risk. The franchisor benefits from being able to expand without the high expense of overhead that comes with distribution, marketing, and being liable. While the franchisee benefits from being able to embark on a business with an established name and reputation. Here are some of the benefits of franchising, and why it makes perfect sense to use this method of starting a business.

Risk Reduction: Profitability from a franchise can typically be expected much faster than starting a business from scratch because a lot of the steps and work have been done already. Getting this type of business started is usually faster, and therefore it can start yielding money quicker.

Improved Management: One of the biggest downfalls to small businesses is a lack of solid management, however with franchising, especially with IVG, you get an excellent management team at your side.

Less Overhead Costs: Being part of a huge company includes great savings and lower costs because you are able to capitalize on bulk goods from suppliers, and do not have to be concerned over trying to get the lowest prices for what you need.

Automatic Clientele: Customers will recognize the brand instantly, trusting and knowing what they’ll be getting right off the bat.

VaporFi is one of the quickest growing e-cigarette brands in the industry, and their success did not come by chance. The brand is backed by a team of experienced professionals, who have watched this industry prosper while playing a major role in its innovative evolution. In a relatively short time, this brand has emerged as one of the most popular brands in the industry, known for their quality, selection, and wide range of exciting products. If you are considering starting a venture in this industry, VaporFi is one of the fastest tracks to success. Want to know more about how to get this started? Give us a call, we’d love to discuss the many possibilities that can benefit us both!

International Vapor Group Covers All Ground in the Market

ivg logoWhen it comes to electronic cigarettes, the market is flooded with variety. One area that is lacking however, is quality. If you are looking for a brand to represent, and carry in your location, look no further than the offerings of International Vapor Group. Having a wide variety of products, brands, and offerings, and with a great image, we make products that stand out and stand the test of time. Here is a look at what we offer, and why our brands make the best electronic cigarette items to carry in your location.

-Quality: Our premise is to always have unsurpassed quality. This is something we don’t compromise on, and we know it shows in our customers’ satisfaction. It is one of the best ways to get ahead, and build a solid reputation. Customers trust us for it, and retailers expect it of us.

-Diversity: Millions of smokers mean millions of individual tastes, so we aim to offer a lot of different products in hopes of pleasing everyone. It’s a lofty goal, but we’re determined to do it.

-Experience in the Electronic Cigarette Industry: We’ve been around a while, and we’ve seen a lot of others come and go in this market. We owe our success to a variety of factors such as quality, customer service, options, and just all around great products.

-User-Friendly: Things should not be so complex our users have to stress out over them. With the exception of the most advanced products designed to please the most advanced vape geeks who build, the majority of our products offer simplicity and ease of use. There is great satisfaction in instant gratification.

-Designed for Every User: expert to beginner. We aim to please… everyone! We offer so many different products across our different e-cigarette brands. South Beach Smoke is for the beginner to moderately experienced user, who aims for more trendy products. EverSmoke was created for the mature beginner who doesn’t have the time for lesser quality items. VaporFi for the beginner to expert user, looking for the most versatility, advanced items, and endless options.

-Price: People work hard for their money, and we know that in order to be competitive in today’s market, you need to keep your prices fair. So with that, we are pleased to offer some of the best prices around, on the best devices.

-Innovative: This is another aspect of the core of our business. It’s gotta be innovative; users expect technology, and we rely on it to create the most edgy, up to the minute products.

So, that is the IVG difference. We offer the best, and we only aim to get better. Whether it’s for our customers or retail partners, offering quality and innovation is what we do!

How and Why E-Cigarettes Work

south_beach_smoke_batteriesElectronic cigarettes are considered a very modern option for smokers who want alternatives to the tradition version of smoking. So how and why are they replacing the conventional method? Here’s a look at how they work, and why they’re working so well traditional tobacco is getting overlooked in favor of vapor.

E-cigarettes are electronic devices. Powered by batteries, and rather simple in construction. Batteries come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and power levels, but one way or another, vaping cannot be done without a battery for power. They also contain an atomizer, which is the component responsible for heating up the liquid that holds the nicotine, and vaporizing it into the hit the user takes by puffing on the device. So, there is the device, a component that holds liquid (either a disposable cartridge that comes pre-filled, or a tank that the user fills), an atomizer, and a battery. That’s it, and all it takes for a traditional cigarette to be totally, utterly, replaced by technology without tobacco.

Why they work is simple; the design of this amazingly innovative technology has been perfected over time. Now, having been on the international market for over 10 years, e-cigarettes have seen many incarnations. So many styles and types exist, yet they all basically reel in the same result: nicotine-happy, satisfied vape-smokers.

E-cigarettes recreate the experience of smoking in every way. They satisfy the feeling of heavy smoke in the mouth. The repetitive motion of inhaling, exhaling, and having the hand-to-mouth desire satiated. There is flavor (and lots of it!), and the ability to have the habit in moments of boredom. Vaping is, simply, smoking redefined, reinvented, and revised for the modern smoker.

And with so many different smokers out there, there are now endless varieties to please nearly everyone. As makers of a variety of top brands in the market, we know firsthand. For a look at all of our different brands, check out our e-cigarette brand lineup here!

Teens and E-Liquids: On the Subject of Flavors

E-Cigs Are Not a GatewayYou’ve probably heard discussion on the effectiveness and responsibility of the e-cigarette industry regarding teen usage. It has long been argued that electronic cigarettes are problematic, and attempting to market to underage users with the promise of sweet and candy flavored liquids. How true is this, though, in the grand scheme of reality?

Tobacco lobbyists have been touting that e-liquid flavors are a danger to teens because they make smoking more appealing. They have attempted to use this argument for years now, claiming that by having access to “fun” flavors, teens will be more likely to start using electronic cigarettes. However, it’s really important to take a look at teen usage of cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and understand what is really encouraging youth to get into nicotine.

A study recently published by the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research looked further into this subject, and the findings were certainly interesting. They cast a much-needed light on the subject, and examined teen smoking from a variety of angles. What was essentially concluded is that teens are not getting into smoking, with either traditional cigarettes or electronic, due to the enticement of flavors. Most get into smoking cigarettes out of curiosity, rebellion, and to match their peers’ perceived edginess. So even though the multitude of flavors appeals to adults looking to switch to electronic smoking, they view the products as the alternative to the conventional. On the other hand, teens are not swayed by the flavors, and most who turn to vaping are doing so in an attempt to stop smoking traditional cigarettes.

Yes, it is true that young people like fancy and sweet flavors. So do adults. And in that light, it must be taken into account that most teens who begin smoking, are not being lured into the tobacco trap with candy-flavored cigarettes. They are using traditional tobacco and menthol cigarettes, both of which are acquired tastes. So what is the problem with electronic cigarettes? Considering they appeal more to adults, and those who are not exactly interested in starting up the habit, it is simply a falsehood to say they are being marketed to impressionable youth.

A Look at E-Cig Innovations

VaporFi Vox One of the most interesting aspects of the electronic cigarette is how many variations exist. For connoisseurs, it’s easy to get heavily involved in devices because they really are just that intriguing. Here is a look at the most common varieties, and how things have changed since the early days of electronic cigarettes when it was all about mimicking traditional cigarettes.

Basic E-Cigs: They are cornerstone of brands such as South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke. These devices still are a common point of entry into vaping for beginners. They were made to resemble every nuance of a traditional cigarette, and basically recreate the concept of smoking for tobacco smokers who wanted an alternative.

Basic Vaporizers: Because serious vapers were getting more and more into vaping as an art and hobby, the need for evolving products was growing. Basic vaporizers enabled users to have larger batteries, more power, more choices, and allowed users to use and fill their own e-liquids.

Hi-Tech: More innovation lead to even more advanced personal vaporizers. These began to include variable voltage, more control options, customizable options for very personal use, and batteries that could withstand immense usage. VaporFi is loaded with great vaporizer options for every level of vaper.

Rebuildable & Mods: With the vaping population getting further involved in their devices, and knowing every aspect and ability of each spec, users began to build their own devices based on the availability of technology. This lead to solidified vape geeks needing greater technology to match their increasing drive for more powerful, advanced devices. Now, if your concept of vaping includes only e-cigs that simulate traditional cigarettes by looking and feeling the same, these RBA’s and mods will blow your mind! Again, VaporFi is leading the industry in this category, offering streamlined advanced devices, executed with the most up to the minute technology.

As the population has evolved, so have the devices. Being a tech-based industry, the growth has been immense and extremely fast, and we could not be more intrigued with the way things continue to progress forward. Where will the industry be in a year? We don’t know yet, but can’t wait to see!

Formaldehyde and Electronic Cigarettes: The Lowdown

Formaldehyde and E-CigarettesAn e-cigarette news story broke last week and it sent the industry into an uproar. Surely, in the past few days, you’ve encountered headlines denouncing electronic cigarettes, claiming a new “study showed they produce more formaldehyde than traditional cigarettes. Scary headline, no doubt, however the article that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine was incomplete, and did not take into account a variety of factors.

What wasn’t covered in this article were several instances of truth. Dr. Konstantino Farsalinos, one of the foremost researchers involved in the study of electronic cigarettes, published a counter study, analyzing and discussing the omissions, as well as the realistic way such electronic cigarette devices would actually be used.

Here is our take on the subject matter, because as leaders in this industry, this is not a story we take lightly. Scientific research is one thing, blatant misinformation is another, and electronic cigarette users, as well as the mass public, deserve the truth.

The study published discussed the use of a variable voltage e-cigarette device, the brand make and model were not disclosed, and whether or not formaldehyde was released in the aerosol of the vapor during use.

Set to two different settings, during the lower of which: 3.3 volts (6-7 watts), vaporizing 5ml of liquid at 4 seconds per puff, no formaldehyde was produced. When switched up to 5 volts (14-16 watts), using the same limit of 4 seconds per puff, the device produced a tremendous amount of formaldehyde hemiacetals in the vapor.

What the study did not discuss was that formaldehyde hemiacetals are not the same as true formaldehyde; they are compounds consisting of formaldehyde and alcohols. There is also no evidence to support them to be toxic, or carcinogenic like formaldehyde.

The study also did not consider how users typically use variable voltage devices. Yes, they have the capability of running at such a high volt, however most users do not use them as such because it causes such high heat, that the atomizer will overheat, producing foul tasting vapor, that the majority of users would not be able to stomach. Set to a normal setting, 3.3 volts, no formaldehyde hemiacetals are produced, and this is the typical setting most users are using, and therefore not exposing themselves to unnecessary or unwanted formaldehyde.

Case in point: carcinogens can be found everywhere; from children’s toys (remember the uproar over lead contained in toys from China?), polluted air, to overcooked meat (hello, BBQ-lovers!). It is more important than ever to be an educated consumer. When it comes to electronic cigarettes and formaldehyde in vapor, read between the lines!