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International Vapor Group: Who We Are

Who is International Vapor Group?International Vapor Group has risen to the top of the electronic cigarettes industry over the years. What started when the products were first emerging, has now blossomed into a massive, billion-dollar, thriving market, and like the market itself, this company has evolved right along with it, with every intention of serving the need. So, what makes this company unique, amidst a sea of vapor companies? Everything. Here is a little more about what we do, what our brands stand for, and why we are leading this industry, one cloud of vapor at a time.

Passion for the Product

The possibilities that lie in the technology and innovation of e-cigarettes amaze us, truly. This industry fills us with passion, because we live and breathe the ability to change people’s lives for the better. E-cigs are not merely recreational to us; oh no, quite the contrary. They offer the potential to have a major impact on lives of those who use them, for the better, offering greater convenience, exceptional options for controlling usage, and being extremely versatile. They are game changers in every way.

Tenure

IVG been rooted to this industry from the start, and we have been a part of the innovation as it has occurred. We know this industry, and we know our customers. We don’t just aim for pleasing; we aim to set the bar and then raise it, because when it comes to innovative tech products, such as our many different e-cigs, you need to be ahead of the curve.

Exercising All Possibilities

As the industry is so new and growing at such a rapid rate, as well as changing every minute, the present time is crucial to the development of the future. We are more than ready to handle the changes ahead, as well as ready to evolve where necessary to continue to assist in the long-term growth of it.

What IVG brands stand for is innovation in a new way, as it pertains to this industry. We ultimately believe fully in our product lines, and what they can do for the positive benefit of our customers. We look forward to forging ahead into the future, into new possibilities, and continuing to advance this sector in every way we can, and for the better.

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!

How Have E-Cigarettes Changed the Smoking Landscape?

e-cigarettesIn a relatively short time, electronic cigarettes have done a feat that many consider to be revolutionary. They were introduced at a pivotal moment, when globally, smokers as well as the general public, began looking for alternatives to unhealthy habits. E-cigarettes came at a time when people were hungry for options, and becoming fearful of the future if they continued to maintain their destructive ways. Here are the factors that have set the tone for the e-cigarette industry to prosper.

Changing Mindset

Less youth start smoking every year, and trends have shown more teens making an effort to stop smoking. Along these same lines, more adults are also looking to quit the habit, instead of stubbornly assuming they have no choice but to remain tobacco smokers their whole lives. More and more people, regardless of age are concerned with their health and making intelligent decisions to benefit their long term health, and electronic cigarettes have enabled many to change their ways from tobacco to electronic smoking.

More in Line with the Digital Age

The digital age has made digitizing every aspect of life in sync; why store files on discs, CD’s, or hard copies anymore when you’ve got the cloud and the option of remote storage? Streamlining everything has become the norm, and electronic cigarettes fit this lifestyle way better than old school cigarettes. In fact, cigarettes seem rather synonymous with the old Marlboro icons of cowboys on horses in the Wild West, pre-industrial revolution. Why smoke when you can have so much more with vaping? There’s a reason those images are more fitting of a bygone era.

Options, Endless Options

Today’s customer is hard to please and wants options. The digital age and the advent of internet shopping has enabled everyone to get exactly what they want, when they want it; without compromise. E-cigarettes are part of this equation, offering the features smokers want, in whatever format they want, at better prices.

Every so often, something comes along and changes the way things have always been done. No, it cannot be predicted, but that lightbulb moment of change and progression is what propels all major movements. It’s amazing to see what the electronic cigarette has done for smokers.

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!

Forbes Shines Spotlight on the Case for E-Cigarette Acceptance

E-CigAdvancedVaping-NOT-SmokingAn article that was just published in Forbes makes an excellent case on why the anti-smoking coalition should embrace, and endorse electronic cigarettes. Groups such as the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society currently do not advocate for the use of the alternatives to tobacco cigarettes, and much of their information, unfortunately, can be traced to unreliable sources of distorted facts.

Recent statistics place current tobacco usage among American smokers at just 18% for adults, which is an all-time low. However, at the current rate of decline, it will take a whole 40 years to cut that figure in half, during which time, millions more will die of tobacco-related illnesses, per the predictions of Epidemiologists. Considering all the benefits of e-cigarettes, the fact that they contain no tobacco, and that there is no proof to any negative effects, their potential as an alternative for smokers has barely been tapped into so far.

One of the more common sense solutions that can be offered would be to make nicotine readily available. While electronic cigarettes are not legally able to be considered ‘cessation devices,’ or methods which users can quit smoking with, they certainly offer an option that gives users the ability to have the sensation they want without tobacco smoke and carcinogenic tar. In the “black and white” world of smoking and not smoking, e-cigs build bridges and accommodate, offering convenience and solutions.

As a company in the industry of electronic cigarettes, we at IVG are passionate about the potential of these products to benefit lives by offering convenience and making tobacco usage a thing of the past. With so many options that are available to have the same sensation, experience, and the enjoyment of nicotine without carcinogenic tar and smoke, it’s only a matter of time before more smokers quit traditional tobacco methods in favor of clean, smoke-free nicotine-infused vapor.

In our view, e-cigarettes are the way smoking will be done in the future. As the market shows, more  smokers are quitting or switching to electronic cigarettes. E-cigarette use is rising in popularity and expanding as an industry at a highly rapid rate; on pace to be a $2 billion industry this year. Quite evidently, the millions of smokers who’ve switched are on to something.

Vaping in the UK

Vaping is hoter than ever in the UK!

Vaping is hoter than ever in the UK!

Vaping is hot in the United Kingdom, and in case anyone thought this growth was happening exclusively in the States, let this serve as a reminder that electronic alternative smoking devices are extremely sought-after in the UK!

With last week’s news about electronic cigarettes finally being able to be shown in use during television advertisements in the UK, and Oxford Dictionaries’ choosing “vape” as the word of the year, a light has been shined on tobacco alternative use in the United Kingdom. Here is a look at how vaping is perceived, accepted, and being done across the pond.

All major news organizations in the United Kingdom have run stories and discussions on e-cigarettes in recent months, ranging from critical, to welcoming. Like everywhere else, it’s quite clear the positive impact electronic cigarettes are having on the smoking population. It has made current news and remained a topic of interest for years now.

Earlier this year, in the trendy Shoreditch neighborhood of London, the first “vape cafe” opened to great fanfare and of course, some controversy. The Vape Lab, as it is known, enables vapers a stylish lounge where they can grab a delicious cup of coffee while they vape, meet others who are also immersed in the vaping culture, and enjoy an environment where their nicotine preference is accepted and embraced. The indoor smoking ban hit London 7 years before, and until the Vape Lap opened,  those who wanted to enjoy nicotine in public had no choice other than to take it outdoors. The atmosphere of this unique concept is reminiscent of early 20th century European cafe culture, combining luxury, technology, and an inspiring ambiance where vapers can gather.

Just like in the United States, electronic cigarette sales have only skyrocketed as the devices have gained such profound popularity. Between 2012 and 2013, vapor cig sales in the UK rose an unprecedented 340 percent, bringing in 193 billion last year!

It’s safe to say, that the USA is clearly not the only e-cig market around, or the only that is thriving. E-cigarette usage is a worldwide phenomenon; they are changing the global landscape, one vapor cloud at a time.

 

Current Happenings in the E-Cig Industry

10007049_484425054992913_5558258852458275861_nRight now, the e-cigarette industry is in a state of evolution. More and more smokers are switching to these products, and the technology is in constant progression; change is happening at a rapid rate. Here is a look at where things stand, and what is currently making this industry so very exciting.

It’s All About Vaporizers

People are really into vaporizers right now, and it’s because they offer a truly supreme experience. These advanced products are amazing, and as users become more interested in technologically dynamic devices, the technology advances as a result. The more versatile and customizable the products, the better. Like any other digital devices, users are thrilled with the ability to modify and fine-tune APV’s to their personal tastes and individual liking.

Technology

Technology is a beautiful thing, and it is always being improved upon. E-cigarette users love technology. We live in an era where things are being created constantly, and this has a direct effect on the e-cigarette industry. International Vapor Group has always been about constantly innovating and improving upon our existing technology, and that has allowed us to get ahead in this market.

Versatile Products

We are seeing more and more types of versatile e-cigarette products, and users cannot get enough of them. Simple and basic are mainstays, however most people want their products to be able to satisfy various needs. We understand that every product should satisfy a variety of different people, and therefore be able to be used in a variety of ways.

FDA regulations

There was talk about regulations for years, and the FDA has finally addressed this. They recently began discussion of plans to implement age restrictions towards e-cigarette sales, along the same lines as traditional cigarettes. However, currently they have no plans of restricting online sales, marketing, or banning any flavors.

The electronic cigarette industry may be relatively new, however it remains exciting because it is continuously changing and growing. As more and more users switch to these products, and the demand continues to grow, it drives the need, further propelling the technology and advancing of the products. Currently, the present time is a fantastic time for this market.

What’s Hot in the E-Cigarette Market Right Now

variable-tipIn an ever changing market, it can be hard to decipher what customers are using at the moment, and what they are going to want in the future. Right now, in the e-cigarette market, vapers are going in two directions: beginning to use the products, and those who are looking for more advanced products because they enjoy vaping so much.

The electronic cigarette market is loaded with many different types of products. There truly is something for everyone, and something to satisfy every whim, whether the vaper is looking for a novelty type product or something that satisfies long term. Some vapers find one type of product, such as traditional 2-piece e-cigarettes, which work with disposable cartridges, and stick with them for an extended period of time. This style of alternative cigarette became so popular because it fulfills so many needs, feels comfortable to the user, and features a slim design that can go practically anywhere.

On the other end of the spectrum, consumers are very much into very advanced vaping products. People who have gotten into vaping as a hobby typically enjoy trying new things and exploring the many different options around. While some switched to e-cigs as a means of getting away from tobacco, with the intention of eventually halting their vaping as well, some find that they enjoy vaping so much as a hobby they want more and more exciting products.

At the same time, there are many different electronic cigarettes that fall between those categories. Disposable e-cigarettes are one such type, as they offer a similar experience to 2-piece e-cigarettes, however they are used straight from the package, do not need setting up, and they get disposed of when used through.

While there are many very advanced types of vaporizers, there are many that fall into the more basic end, and many consumers love these for their simplicity and ability to offer more power than a standard 2-piece e-cig, but still remain small and easy to use.

Currently, the e-cigarette market is loaded with options and plenty of offerings for anyone who wants to experience vapor smoking. As one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, feel free to browse through all of the different offerings from our four different brands, all of which target specific customers.

Reasons to Carry Electronic Cigarettes in Your Store

Electronic-cigaretteWhen it comes to product selection, there are a multitude of different things to consider. When taking on a type of product, you have to consider your customers, the popularity of the items, and whether or not they are worth the gamble of the initial investment. When it comes to electronic cigarettes, have you considered adding them to your store? Here is a list of reasons they make excellent additions to retail selections of the right retailers, in the event you are considering them and want further details.

Less People Smoking, More People Vaping.

With cigarette costs always on the rise, and more people consciously aware of taking care of their health, smokers are continuously looking to move beyond tobacco. In seeking out alternatives to traditional cigarettes, millions have turned to e-cigarettes, and with great success.

Cost Differential; E-Cigarettes are Less Costly than Traditional Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are drastically less costly than tobacco cigarettes, and it is a very large motivator for those who are sick of spending an arm and a leg on cigarettes. Similar experience, less expensive.

Repeat Sales

Just like traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes create a need for future purchases, so consumers who buy them at your location will be more likely to come back in the future for additional products such as accessories and refill cartridges.

Popularity

It’s no secret how popular e-cigarettes are. Everyone from Millennials to grandparents, and dozens of celebrities have made the switch because having a smoke-free, tar-free, odor-free alternative to tobacco that offers the same nicotine sensation yet incredible amounts of freedom is very, very good.

Diversifying your selection shows consumers you are keeping up with the evolving markets. Being able to offer products that meet the needs of your customers, and potential customers can increase your sales and create an additional avenue for future revenue. If you feel your store can benefit from high quality e-cigarette products, have a look at the different, top selling, innovative offerings of International Vapor Group’s brands.

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!