The popularity of e-cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent year’s opening up various business opportunities in the “vaping” space.
An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor” that the user inhales. Using e-cigarettes is sometimes called vaping. The liquid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings. Not all e-liquids contain nicotine. – Wikipedia
Vaping is not only used as a method to stop smoking, but has emerged as a movement of sorts and treated by some as a hobby.
Vaping Business Opportunities
Buying and selling vaping starter kits
Buying and selling mods (devices)
Buying and selling tanks
Buying and selling e-liquid
Making and selling e-liquid
Buying and selling vape accessories such as batteries and coils
Buying and selling vaping starter kits / Buying and selling mods (devices) / Buying and selling tanks
- You get all in one devices, with the battery and tank all together.
- Then you get starter devices (mod with a tank), which may or may not take an external battery (or two), usually 18650 cells
- The professionals usually buy the mod and the tank separate and those mods almost always have external batteries.
- All these have opened up various business opportunities for importing/distributing, buying & selling.
Buying and selling e-liquid / Making and selling e-liquid
There is business opportunities in buying and selling AND making and selling your own liquid. There are brand name e-liquids out there that are in high demand opening up a retail opportunity for reselling. But there is also a business opportunity in manufacturing your own e-liquid. If you plan to do both (retail and manufacture), then the e-liquid that you manufacture can be sold as a house brand for cheaper than the brand names.
There is also a business opportunities in running “trick workshops” where you show people have to make various shapes from clouds of smoke. You can charge an entry fee or you can charge a supplier a sponsor fee and showcase his products.
There are various business opportunities in the Internet space, from ecommerce, to review blogs and even classifieds (Gumtree prohibits electronic cigarettes and won’t even allow most to get past its filter, meaning only the small amount of vaping stuff is ones that get past the filter).
Image credits: ecigclick.co.uk, Lindsay Fox, Vaping Monkey