Vaping for a healthier wallet
Since the early 2000s, vaping has become increasingly popular. ‘Market research group Euromonitor estimates that the number of adults who vape will reach almost 55 million by 2021, due to its arguably cheap maintenance and proven effectiveness in decreasing the number of cigarettes smoked by individuals. There are some people who struggle to understand the concept of vaping and everything that comes with it. So here are a few interesting business points about the vaping market.
It’s all about being online
There’s no question that online shopping is the number one place for shoppers to purchase almost anything. With just a click of a button, shoppers are able to find, select and purchase items without the need to travel. Statista states, “Estimates put the value of online retail sales in the United Kingdom at 60 billion euros in 2016, while net sales of the biggest online retailers in the UK added up to more than 80 billion U.S. dollars in 2017”. The vaping industry has been arguably more successful with online transactions rather than high street shops due to retailers not being able to stock every product in line with customer demands.
Even physical shops are building an online presence. An e-cigarette wholesaler with years of experience said, “I would say probably 80% is in a shop and 20% is sold over the internet, mainly by the shops that have it on their shelves, but they also have a website”. With many vaping retailers moving their businesses online, the vaping market has reached its so-called ‘saturation point’. Therefore, it’s becoming difficult for start-up vape companies to launch their business onto the web as every company is swarming towards the internet.
One of the benefits of vaping is saving money. However, this can differ from person to person. A heavy smoker will be likely to vape more compared to a light smoker. After you have established which type of smoker you are, you can then begin to calculate your maintenance cost. An e-cigarette starter kit will generally cost £20 and refill cartridges will roughly cost between £2-4 which is the same as 25 cigarettes. These costs may vary in different parts of the country, so it would be better to check your local vape shop for the most accurate prices before buying.
The best vaping sites
If you are a newcomer, then before you buy your first vape kit, it would be a good idea to get some advice from various retailers about the different types of kits and how long they will last. If you search the internet for the best vape providers, you’re probably going to spend a long time scrolling through the never-ending list of compiled websites. Thankfully I have narrowed down the top 5 best vaping sites in the UK with help from Vaping360 (oh and by the way Vaping360 and any other vaping site mentioned in this article aren’t paying us to be on the list, it’s just my opinion!)
Starting with number five, Love Vaping caters to individuals who care about preserving mother nature. ‘Love Vaping offers free environmentally friendly delivery on all orders and encourages the use of this shipping method on its website, which allows them to recycle waste material from the products it ships’. From the production to the distribution, Love Vaping emphasises its love for nature and welcomes anyone who shares the same passion.
No.1 E juice offers its customers a diverse range of products including tanks and e-liquids. This provider also caters to customers who are fans of ‘US favourites like Gemini, 5 Pawns, Suicide Bunny and Halo’. With a massive line of products at reasonable prices include delivery and offers, No.1 e juice takes the fourth spot on the list.
Jac Vapour is widely known for its starter kits for those who are new to vaping, most famously the VIP kit. ‘It’s one of the best mini e-cig kits you can get in the UK’. Jac Vapour apparently has a ‘fantastic range of custom egos with a variation of different tanks and batteries ideal for the beginners and intermediate vapers a like’.
Vapour.uk, just like many vape providers, is a late bloomer. Stepping onto the scene in 2015, high quality and exclusivity is the aim of the game for this company. Each vape provider has their own speciality which they use to attract customers who are a fan on the unique price point. ‘Their stand out area is the variety of US e-juice lines they stock. They have a lot of US e-liquids and are exclusive stockists of the widely popular Black Note and Vaporfi Grand Reserve line (two of our favourite lines from the US!)’.
Now for the moment you have all been waiting for, the unveiling of the number one UK vape provider is…UK E-Cig Store! This provider sells everything you need from a starter kit for beginners, to ‘rebuildable dripping atomizers’, if you need one of those. What makes this provider stand out from the rest is its high street presence. ‘They also have a brick and mortar store in Wembley London’. For a vape provider to have both a massive online presence as well as a store presence, shows the wide range of customers the brand can appeal to, from young to the elderly. The UK E-Cig Store have many years of experience in the vaping market which makes them a trustable provider. They also use customer interaction to build an even bigger target audience which is done by using customer reviews to allow customers of the brand to share their thoughts and feelings on the product they have purchased. This shows that the company is open to positive and negative feedback from customers and willing to adapt to the customers likes and dislikes.
I would always advise that you do your own research and make an informed choice when it comes to buying anything, including vapes!