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Tips For Starting An Online Smoke Shop

Here are a few tips you should know about before starting your business

More businesses are moving sales online to make up for lost revenue during the last few months. That said, now is a perfect opportunity to take your smoke shop online, or start an e-commerce head shop from scratch.

Before you start buying inventory and paying for e-commerce platforms, there are few things you should know about how to start a successful online smoke shop.


  • You’ll have a lot less overhead, and costs will be lower in general to operate your business.
  • It is easier to cater to the smoke shop industry’s growing niche market.
  • Most people are looking online first to find what they need or want to buy.
  • You can offer a broader range of products, especially if you use drop shipping services.
  • You can scout for new business and ship to just about anywhere, growing your customer base.

Are there risks, too? Sure! As with starting any business, you’ll likely have some concerns or reservations. You may have to use your personal savings to get your e-commerce off the ground. Maybe you are afraid that it’s a waste because there is some much competition in the marketplace. Perhaps you don’t have time to focus on SEO and marketing. There are many pros and cons to starting a business online, especially in the cannabis industry.

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