Vape Trends Every Retailer Should Pay Attention To

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As e-cigs outsold tobacco for the first time in 2014, the level of constant innovation can be hard to keep up with. Here are our selections for the top five vape trends of the year

Box Mods

If 2014 was the year in which the cig-a-like began its slide toward obsoleteness, 2015 has been the year of the box mod. BMI Box Mod and Vape Organics 100% VG E-Liquid in Amber Glass BottleA sure sign of the vape industry’s evolution and technological prowess, most box mods are regulated, meaning they contain a chip that enables built-in safety mechanisms, especially short circuit protection that prevents the device from working past a certain resistance, as well as controlling voltage to ensure consistency in the vaping experience. Relatedly, this system offers customization as the voltage can be set according to the coil build rather than having to build according to the established power settings of a mechanical mod.

Box mods typically operate on dual batteries, offering enhanced power and a longer battery life, though there have been recent advancements toward single-battery box mods, such as the much-anticipated BMI Mini. The latest evolution on the box mod scene is the move toward temperature control, offering an increasingly safe and flexible vaping experience.

Advocacy

White Box Mod in Front of Government Building - Vaping Advocacy2015 has been the year to become involved in the defense of the industry to which countless vapers attribute with “saving their lives” or offering them a “second chance.” Advocacy initiatives have sprung up and/or grown exponentially this year… whether you’re a business owner active with SFATA or a consumer involved with CASAA, whether you’re lobbying or sharing your story with the world through various hashtags like #whyivape, there are countless ways to be involved and all vapers are encouraged to stand up, and stand together.

Premium E-liquids

Google Results for Phrase “premium e-juice”

Google Search Queries Increased 177% Year-Over-Year for Premium e-juice

This year there has been a major increase in the awareness and standards surrounding e-juice among members of the vape community. Certified USDA Organic Seal on All Vape Organics E-Liquid BottlesWhereas in the recent past e-liquid made in a garage and sold in small plastic bottles was the norm, DIY e-juice is definitely passé. More and more vapers demand accountability— juice that is made in a lab by qualified professionals following good manufacturing practices, and high-quality ingredients (with lab results to prove the absence of various harmful additives, including diacetyl).

At the very top of the premium e-liquid pyramid is the organic variety. Certified organic e-liquid is regulated by the USDA, a federal agency, ensuring that the facility, ingredients and staff adhere to stringent guidelines. The rise of sensitivities to PG has also increased demand for organic e-juice (all truly organic e-juice is 100% VG), plus the onset of the massively popular cloud-chasing movement calls for 100% VG or max VG e-liquids, as well.

Google Results for Phrase “100% VG E-Liquid”

Google Search Queries Increased 50% Year-Over-Year for 100% VG E-Liquid

Lower Nicotine Levels

Melon and Tea E-Liquid Bottle with Certified Organic NicotinePeople are not just switching to vaping, they’re often reducing their nicotine intake in the process. Most new vapers (read: heavy ex-smokers) start with high nicotine levels in their e-liquids, but gradually work their way down. 2015 has been the year of 3mg nicotine—this is an absolute must for every e-juice line, and every vape shop would benefit from carrying a variety of brands and flavors at 3mg for veteran vapers making their way down.

Craftsmanship

The art of vaping has received much attention this year, as the craftsmanship in hardware Three Customized, Wood-Finished Box Modsreaches unprecedented heights. From beautiful bone-carved mods to a mechanical mod from Relik Vapor created from meteorite that is billions of years old; from the pervasive trend of limited-edition stabilized wood box mods, to incredible designs, such as this honeycomb edition Hurakan box mod, it’s clear that craftsmanship is just as important as function to an increasing number of vapers the world over. While most of these mods are high-end, statement-making pieces, there’s now, for example, a company called WÜD selling wood skins that fit some of the most popular box mods—offering a special touch to a piece that won’t necessarily break the bank.

What Are the Biggest Vape Trends You Are Seeing?

By | 2017-06-05T16:30:07+00:00 October 13th, 2015|General, Industry Information|36 Comments

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  1. Vapinginfantry October 22, 2015 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Yea box mods are the new big thing. I mean I’m a die hard mech guy, but I love my new regulated.

  2. Shaun October 22, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Vaping saved my life!!!!

  3. Iameruch October 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I’ve been looking for an organic e-liquid. I just may have found what I’ve been looking for 🙂

    • Vape Organics October 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Awesome! We would love to hear your feedback once you try our juice!

  4. Gabe October 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I really agree with craftsmanship. it give a chance for some up and coming guys to bring something new to the table. Especially local guys with local businesses.

    • Vape Organics October 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Totally! …and there is room at the table for everyone who wants to positively contribute! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Gabe.

  5. Chelsey K. October 23, 2015 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I’m obsessed with all the handcrafted box mods! I’m an artist so I understand the importance in buying from the little guy, and I can’t wait til I have enough money for a really nice OOAK box mod 🙂

    • Vape Organics October 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Oh yeah! Which companies are you eyeing for the big purchase?

  6. Levi October 23, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Such a quality organic e juice. Really enjoy and appreciate what you guys are doing!!

    • Vape Organics October 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Levi, thank you so much for the positive feedback! We appreciate your appreciation 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  7. Dani October 26, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    What are you’re favorite or most popular flavors?

    • Vape Organics October 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      It really varies depending on a number of factors, including geography, but our top three best-sellers are Caffe Latte, Blackberry + Mint and Mango Mystique!

  8. Kimihisa Shirai October 27, 2015 at 12:55 am - Reply

    good!!

  9. Iameruch October 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I ordered the new bmi mini the minute it was put on sale. Can’t wait for the vape mail and to experience the wonderful work both your companies put into it.

  10. Iameruch October 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    You’re welcome, soon I’ll be holding the bmi mini and a bottle of vape organics. So excited! Can’t come soon enough!

  11. Linda C. November 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I agree with the lower nic levels. I started at 12mg and am now down to 6mg, next step is 3mg. Some of my local vape shops are doing away with 18mg nic.

    • Vape Organics November 24, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

      We love seeing people working their way down! Thanks for sharing about your local community; very interesting and a good sign for our industry!

  12. Carol scheive November 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I love that I can buy organic e-juice and lower nicotine levels.

    • Vape Organics November 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Glad that our article is accurate 🙂 Thanks for your feedback, Carol!

  13. Linda C. November 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Advocacy and being informed is at the utmost importance right now! We have to fight for our rights.

    • Vape Organics November 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! Thank you for your efforts! Keep it up 🙂

  14. Linda C. November 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I am doing research for myself on box mods as I don’t own one yet. Is there one that is more popular than others? The BMI Mini maybe?

  15. Linda C. November 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    This statement is 100% true!!! Kudos! More and more vapers demand accountability— juice that is made in a lab by qualified professionals following good manufacturing practices, and high-quality ingredients (with lab results to prove the absence of various harmful additives, including diacetyl)

    • Vape Organics November 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Linda 🙂 The BMI Mini is not out yet but will be released soon! There are a lot of popular box mods in all different price ranges. I would definitely recommend to do some research to determine what features you’re looking for and then cross-reference that with advice from your local shop!

  16. Kelly Marguerite Walsh November 29, 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I do so admire this research. It is important for us to know the trends and changes in our community. And as I have become a more experienced vaper, the craftsmanship of eliquid and the mods we use to vape then had become increasingly important to me.

    • Vape Organics November 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Kelly. We appreciate your sharing and kind words!

  17. Linda C. November 30, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    oh ok thanks for letting me know about the BMI Mini I will definitely do my research.

  18. Neil Kerns January 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    What flavor is closest to tobacco if any?

    • Vape Organics January 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Neil,
      Thanks for your question! We are currently finalizing an amazing tobacco flavor but for now find that most people who love tobacco flavors love our Caffe Latte. Stay tuned for more information about our new flavors!

  19. James July 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Love the Vape Organics flavors I’ve ordered so far! I wish you’d make more lovely flavors. 🙂

    • James July 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Also, you need 2oz glass bottles. 😉

      • Vape Organics July 6, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

        Thank you for the positive feedback and recommendations, James! We just released our 30ml bottles and are coming out with new flavors soon 🙂 stay tuned!

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