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E-Cigarette Franchising is Rising

VaporFi FranchiseThere’s no time like the present. So if you have ever given owning a franchising serious thought, consider the electronic cigarette industry as the gift of your future endeavor –  available now.

And at the forefront of this entrepreneurial charge is VaporFi.

Established by parent company International Vapor Group (IVG) in 2013, VaporFi drew the immediate praise of many hardcore e-smokers as well as would-be entrepreneurs. Recognizing the chance for expansion, IVG introduced VaporFi’s franchise opportunities in 2014, and by 2016 the brand has seen excellent demand to join a company with an established track record continuing to reflect the many successful stores and lounges that have already opened for business.

So why franchise with VaporFi? Here are just some of the gainful benefits, shall we say, “in-store:”

  • All VaporFi e-liquid sold is made in the USA.
  • All products are manufactured by VaporFi who backs their products 100%.
  • With production and manufacturing done ‘in-house,’ VaporFi guarantees low-overhead; saving you money while earning more of it.
  • Increase profitability with VaporFi’s exclusive revenue sharing program, which pays commission for all internet sales generated in your store’s area.
  • Offering some of the most durable devices and unique e-liquid blends on the market, the name VaporFi is not only well-known but synonymous with quality, innovation and customer satisfaction.

There is little doubt the e-cigarette business has grown at a rapid pace and continues to do so as popularity for the most recognizable alternative to smoking skyrockets the world over. Overall sales of e-cigs and vaping products such as mods, vape pens devices, and e-liquids are expected to surpass $10 billion by 2017. And such accelerated growth is directly attributed to e-cig firms like VaporFi, who initiated their brand’s successful presence online and have since enjoyed significant market share with continued store location openings throughout numerous cities and states across the country, as well as internationally.

To inquire about opening a franchised vapor shop with the award-winning team at VaporFi & International Vapor Group, please visit: http://www.vaporfi.com/our-company/franchising.html

IVG is at World Vapor Expo This Weekend!

IVG at World Vapor Expo! Right now, the World Vapor Expo is going on in Miami Beach, and if you happen to be local or in the South Florida area, there is no better place to be this weekend!

As far as vape conventions go, few are as exciting, well-executed, and as thoroughly done as this event, making it the perfect vaping con to hit and mingle with the industry at large. IVG brands VaporFi and DIRECTVAPOR will be there all weekend long, so be sure to visit and say hi, as well as check out what we’re up to; find us in Hall D. DIRECTVAPOR will be set up at Booth VIP 19A, and VaporFi will be at Booth VIP 19B. There have been rumors of schwag being given away, so be sure to come blow some clouds!

World Vapor Expo is an event of epic proportions, featuring over 100 different retailers, companies, distributors, and wholesalers repping the vape culture and industry, along with consumers who are eager to hit the event to explore the industry in person.

The event kicked off yesterday, however the day was reserved strictly for B2B/ business-professionals exclusively. So for those of you who actually are in the biz, be it as a vendor or some variety of an industry professional, it was a great day to network and communicate with others in the industry in person. The remainder of the weekend, however, will be open to all who are interested and intrigued; business folk and vaping enthusiasts welcome.

For all others involved in the vape industry, the event will be hosting the general public throughout the rest of the weekend. There will be three different industry speakers, so if you’re interested in hearing what they’ve got to say, by all means check it out!

Miami Beach + vaping conventions make for an insane weekend, so definitely make World Vapor Expo, and hanging with IVG your top priorities!

The Near Future of Vaping: Where We’re At, Where We’re Heading

Vape IndustryThe vapor industry is a really exciting place to be at the moment. It is a movement thriving on the brilliance of its consumers, and the limits are constantly getting pushed passed preconceived notions. Right now, we are at a major crossroads for the industry, as the technology is getting seriously into overdrive, while government regulation is looming ahead in many places across the world. As the industry has grown from a seldom seen occurrence into a serious mainstream niche market, it shows how impressive and forward-moving these products have been.

However, at the same time, with progressing and success comes the necessity of rules needing to be rewritten, and in regards to the vapor industry, the game has changed so much, rules are being rewritten everywhere. With millions across the US and Europe having ditched tobacco cigarettes for high tech mods and powerful vaporizers, it has become quite accepted that vapor offers a tremendous experience, with no regulation.

As was noticed quite prominently at Vape Jam, which just occurred in the UK last weekend, the vibe was both excitingly progressive, as well as cautious in regards to the impending discussion of regulations we know will be started this year. The industry has become so technical on its own, as a movement by vapers, for vapers, one of the most impressive trending aspects currently is how dedicated to safety, and self-regulating the industry is. While many vapers are after the showy mods that boast incredible features and the largest capacities for power, behind the scenes is extremely technical and innovation-focused. All of the major companies in this industry are interested in creating the safest, most efficient, and the cleanest devices. It’s about pushing further into the unknown, and developing products consumers can trust are safe.

And in terms of regulations, the vape industry knows they are coming, and will begin to be implemented in May 2016 in Europe, and TBA in America, for better or worse. While many do not see regulations as a completely negative scenario, as they can work to the favor of the industry by offering standards and safety, it is within the hope of all vapers that they are of the more common sense variety.

The Industry is Booming; Get In With a Franchise

VaporFi FranchisingThe electronic cigarette/ vapor industry has been booming every year, and growing exponentially. It has become a billion dollar industry, with immense innovation, prospects, and developments that are happening at a seemingly almost daily rate. In fact every year turns over new discoveries, new advancements, and new sub-niches, which have enabled consumers to achieve a greater sense of satisfaction, as well as have their needs met in the most comfortable way possible.

So what does this mean for you on a business level? Well, if you’ve thought about branching out in an entrepreneurial way, have thought of owning your own vapor business, or have considered getting into the vapor industry due to the rapid growth, there is no better time than right now to do so. This industry is incredible, and it’s only getting bigger.

One of the best ins into this industry, if you are not already aware, is with a VaporFi franchise. Are you intrigued, yet?

VaporFi is well-respected, highly-recognized name, with a track history of great performance. This model has been constructed, fine-tuned, and perfected for excellent returns. Available in several different setups, and able to meet a variety of different needs, this brand was made for expansion. Currently set up throughout the continental US, and throughout several locations internationally, VaporFi is on the move.

A VaporFi franchise would enable you to be your own boss, with a fully-established time-tested brand and a low-overhead setup cost. Instead of going it alone, you’ll be backed by one of the vapor industry’s most trusted names, and among the very best quality in products and e-liquids. VaporFi has done the work in branding, research, development, and manufacturing; as well as creating a state of the art Point-of-Sale (POS) system for detailed inventory management.

Want to know how to start what could be the beginnings of a beautiful business relationship with us, and be on your way to vapor business ownership with VaporFi? The first step is to apply!

CASAA Call to Action: Stop FDA Tobacco Deeming Regulations

CASAA Call to Action for Bill HR 2058Right now, the very existence of the electronic cigarette and vapor products industry is being challenged, and if the FDA has their way, these products may not be available for sale within the next 2 – 4 years. No, this is not some crazy exaggeration or spun-off news story; it’s for real!

Last week, the CASAA, or the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association released a national, and urgent call to action for the entire industry, pleading with everyone involved to make it known to those in Washington DC, as well as to local representatives, how unfair, detrimental, and harmful such regulations will be, as well as to ask for support in favor of Bill HR 2058. Within the first few days of the announcement, thousands of vapers were calling in and emailing the White House, to the extent of making it nearly impossible to get through. Yeah, it’s that major!

Bill HR 2058 is a counter to the FDA’s Tobacco Deeming Regulations, which date back to 2007, and were in regards to the earliest electronic/ vapor cigarette devices. If these regulations are allowed to go into effect, 99.9% of all alternative tobacco-type products will be removed from sale, and vapers will be left with no options. The industry has evolved many times over in that time, and these regulations have no place governing, banning, or controlling the products currently on the market. Also, in the past 8 years, millions of smokers have switched to vapor cigarettes, showing that not only has this trend failed to fade away, but also that consumers are taking full advantage of their many choices and are able to control their habits much more profoundly than traditional cigarettes allowed.

This life-changing, highly beneficial, amazing industry is at stake, and if you are among the millions whose life has been positively affected by vapor products, please show your support by making a call to the White House and emailing your local Congressional Representatives and Senators asking for their support of Bill HR 2058. Consumers deserve the right to options; don’t allow yours to be taken!

Where to Call: The White House: (202) 456-1111

Alternate Number: (202) 456-1414

Where to send an email to Support HR 2058 – Send an Email

 

Vaping: Headed for High-Tech

vape industrySmoke and mirrors? No illusions here; vapor and mirrors is the real deal. Smoking continues to decrease in popularity, while vaping is soaring. Users have gone way beyond the days of processed tobacco burnt and smoked in little chemical-filled paper tubes. Today’s “smokers” are “vapers,” and they’re of a different breed. Tech-savvy, in the know about everything, and impossible to push half-truths past, the days of Big Tobacco are numbered now that vaping has hit the scene.

As the industry continues to progress, despite the continuous talk of regulations, bans, and restrictions, clearly this market is headed for further advancements, greater technology, and more innovative products available to customers at a moment’s whim. What originally started as an alternative smoking movement, as an effort to offer smokers more options beyond just tobacco cigarettes in the conventional method, has become an industry all on its own. More than a decade into the existence of electronic cigarettes, vaping, as it’s known, is its own phenomena, and continues to push the boundaries of what smoking can offer.

This dynamic industry is fueled by users who are equally innovatively-minded. Their ever pressing desire for better products, more advanced mechanics, greater performing devices, products that are continuously pushing limits and doing more of what they want is carving the niche even further. What was once an industry filled with electronically simulated cigarettes, where the point was to emulate a tobacco cig to the T, is now going in so many varied paths, the cig-a-like has become an almost vintage-like pastime!

That isn’t to say no one is using e-cigs anymore, that is far from reality, but the industry is certainly pushing ahead in different directions. Vape pens, mods, DIY vaping, dry herb vaping have all truly come into the scene, and more and more smokers are finding product options that resonate with their tastes. Modern smokers are looking for convenience. They are also very concerned with their health and prefer the clear conscience being smoke-free avails. Thought electronic cigarettes were just a fad? Think again; they’re here to stay!

Consumer Buying Trends

VF Pro Consumer Buying TrendsBuying trends among consumers are currently at a new period in time. Times have completely changed and today’s customer is quite different from decades past. The Great Recession had an astounding impact upon, and really changed the way consumers think and spend their money. So where does this place today’s buyer in terms of spending their money? Here is a look at the themes surrounding where modern consumers are at currently.

Times Are A-Changin’

What worked in the past, does not hold a candle today. Not only do consumers know what they’re buying, they typically research everything they look to get into. Old business techniques and tactics are no longer relevant in today’s era of Internet sourcing, which enables information at everyone’s fingertips. Social media, and the ability to research any and everything give consumers the upper hand, and you bet these consumers have the potential to know more about your products than even you know about your products. In sales, middleman are of little use and are virtually nonexistent now.

Low Prices

Consumers watch every penny now, even if they have is a surplus, they remain cautious. The average consumer is willing to search and fight for the lowest price possible. The demand for low prices is very high as customers demand it to be.

Abundant Knowledge

What also defines this era is that consumers are no longer in the dark. In today’s day and age, businesses cannot assume the consumer knows nothing. Customers have in-depth product knowledge, so businesses best not try to get things past.

How Businesses Get Ahead

What gives e-cigarette brands the upper hand nowadays is offering their consumers the best of the industry; offering the best innovations, the best quality, the best experiences, and providing an exceptionally enjoyable sales process. Give them what they can’t get elsewhere, and they’ll be back!

In addition to the changing climate among consumers, the e-cigarette industry has evolved alongside as well. Niche industries, such as this one, have become quite mainstream, and maintaining prominence depends on understanding where your customers are at. At IVG, we always seek to stay on top of these industry trends, and you can expect to find us always at the forefront.

Health: A Healthy Reason to Switch

E-Cigarettes and HealthMore and more people are switching to electronic cigarettes every day because more and more people are concerned with their health. While there has been no approval publicly by any major health organizations endorsing electronic cigarettes as a valid alternative to traditional tobacco, many users are confident, based on their own intelligent judgement, that vapor is simply better than smoke.

While we are in no position to make claims on either behalf, what we do know is that smoke is extremely detrimental to the body. It has a negative effect on most major organ systems, can contribute to a wide variety of deadly cancers, and can greatly reduce the quality of life for those who smoke by compromising health. Cigarette smokers are acutely at risk for a wide range of cardiovascular risks, including aneurysms, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, chest pain, high blood pressure, damage to the arteries, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, and heart attacks. Also of importance, smoking can impede the lungs and one’s ability to breathe, putting smokers at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and asthma.

For smokers who are looking to better their lives, and avoid the risks smoke (not nicotine) put them in line for, switching to electronic cigarettes enables an incredible way to have nicotine without the smoke. Vapor smoking allows smokers to continue the lifestyle they enjoy, with an alternative that allots all of the same experience and pleasure, without touching tobacco.

Millions have made the switch, and millions more will do so as a result of the benefits of vapor. As an e-cig brand who has been at the forefront since the earliest days of this industry, we could not be more proud of all the smokers out there who make the conscious choice to better their lives by choosing to live without smoke. Vapor cigarettes offer endless amounts of choice, variety, and excitement for smokers who want an alternative. We are beyond passionate about what these products are doing for people’s’ quality of life!

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.

Time to Focus on Issues That Matter

e-cigarette negotiationsRecently, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association Conference occurred, and was attended by vaping industry experts, insiders, and peoples of importance. It was an excellent meeting for those with great influence to discuss the current scene, as well as progressions for the future. Among those in attendance were Bonnie Herzog, the senior tobacco analyst for Wells Fargo, and Mitch Medder, the  Director of the Center for Tobacco Products for the FDA. Conversations between these two heavyweights revolved around the subject of e-cigarette and nicotine usefulness and regulations. Particularly focusing on matters at hand, and what issues are playing into the decisions on how e-cigarettes will be classified and considered in the future.

When it comes to e-cigarette regulations there has been a lot of focus on issues that don’t exactly play a crucial role, both parties agreed. With so much emphasis placed on under age users, flavors that err on the sweet side (you know, fruit, dessert, and candy flavored varieties), and the role of marketing, it seems as though we’re losing sight of the most important aspects of the products. While these hot topics are of course important, they should not be used to create drama unnecessarily.

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have the potential to offer smokers another avenue. Instead of turning to prescription drugs, or continuing on with smoking because they feel trapped, having the option of controling one’s level of nicotine in a similar manner enables an incredible method, and alternative to the traditional routes.

One of the issues discussed centers around the role of electronic cigarettes and how they may be used as a tool in harm reduction. While there is a huge focus on the necessity of scientific research and data, when it comes to defining regulations, Zeller emphasized that beginning a dialogue with stakeholders on the subject of nicotine is of great importance. Zeller also stated that the entire debate of the e-cigs and nicotine and the FDA (as well as other entities such as the center for drug evaluation and research and the center for devices and radiological health) needs to be addressed, especially in regards to nicotine being used therapeutically.

As far as news outlets and reporting go, sensationalism sells, however when it comes to electornic cigarettes, their benefits need not be overlooked in favor of outrageous, eyebrow-raising reports aimed at garnering attention. The real focus on these products and their future regulations should revolve around their effectiveness, usefulness, and scientific data.