Selling e-cigarette, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Growing and Managing a Business' started by sigma, Apr 15, 2011.

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How much you willing to pay for e-cigarette

  1. less than USD30

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  2. USD30 ~ USD50

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  3. USD51~USD70

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  4. More than USD70

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  1. sigma

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    One of my good friend plan to sell e-cigarette online, and he ask my comment regarding this product. I know it is good but not sure how is the market demand.

    Anyone have some comment on this product. And how much you willing pay for this product?
     
  2. Joseph.Shivell

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    I did a search on Google for "e-cigarettes" and "smokeless cigarettes" and found that "e-cigarettes" gets about 54 million results, and "smokeless cigarettes" gets about 863,000. I also checked Google's Traffic Estimator, and although both phrases get a large number of searches, the average number of clicks/ day is zero. I also checked out a few of the sites, and found the Starter Kits go anywhere from $20, usually $30, and up from there. Refills are about $10 - $15 dollars.
    I do not smoke, so I will not use the product. I have seen other sites being advertised in various places, so there is probably a demand, but your friend may have to use social media to get the word out and bring people to the site.
     
  3. sigma

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    i did some research and i basically agree with you. I might advice him to use affiliate program to advertise his product at the beginning stage due to high competitive in SERP. What do you think?
     
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    As long as the product with good service, general money is no problem
     
  5. sigma

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    Good service are needed only when you get the customer or potential customer. The first step is study on the market, that's why i ask for advice. For example, although you are giving perfect service, you cant actually sell pork to Muslim
     
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    Where do you plan to sell it? Ebay or other auction sites? Or create your own?
     
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    He plan to run own site, wholesales
     
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    e-ciggi is quite well known. People are talking about it.There is a lot buzz regarding e- ciggi. I think your friend will get good sales. You need to properly advertise it and promote it
     
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    any suggestion which is the best method to promote it?
     
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    Well, I don't smoke but as looking through google, most of them are around the $30 range so I suggest you should have it around that price. As far as getting traffic, you would just need to get a good SEO :)
     
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    $30 is retails price, and therefore my friends are planning to sell them in $20 (starter kits + 10 refill cartridge). What i told my friend is that the shipping fee is very high compare to the product itself, then better make it to lower price for the large order.
    And what i found online are mostly retailer, not sure about the wholesale price
     
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    Selling cigarette online is a good idea and it can be fruitful but it needs more research on target market. Highly niche market involved in it. And I think that It is better to sale it as wholesaler than the retailer. I think that to sell it as online retailing itis very difficult to create customer attraction for online cigarette buying.
     
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    I agree, and i already move from retailer to wholesales few months ago, The result is much better
     
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    Personally, I think this is one of the worst ideas ever, mainly for health reasons.
     

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