As cities and states start reopening their economies, what does this mean for your vape shop? The eJuices.co team will share a few tips and tricks on how to reopen your shop responsibly and safely. While we recognize that COVID-19 is still a threat, here is how you can minimize the risk when you reopen your shop.
It is no secret that you should wear masks when you go out in public to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Many cities and states are requiring people to wear masks in public places and other places of business that are reopening. Your vape shop is no exception to this rule.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have their own guidelineshere, your state and/or locality may have additional guidelines for reopening your businesses. Have all your employees wear masks when they are working in the store. You should also encourage customers to wear a mask in the store at all times for additional protection even if your state/locality does not explicitly say so.
You may also have to operate at limited capacity depending on your state or locality’s laws. It may be wise to have social distancing guidelines in place. In fact, some states and localities may require that you only operate at half capacity (or even lower), so keep this in mind when you are reopening.
COVID-19 can spread in a number of ways, and eJuice bottles and hardware packages can be a culprit. Your reopening means maintaining a standard of cleanliness. Make sure you sanitize eJuice bottles and hardware packages before handing them to customers. Your employees should also wash their hands at regular intervals. We also strongly recommend cleaning counters, display cases, and the door to your shop regularly.
Continue Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery If Possible
We strongly advise that you continue curbside pick-up and delivery services if permitted in your area. Some customers may not feel ready to return to your store even as your business is reopening, so continuing curbside pick-up and delivery (if possible in your area) will add value and keep customers happy and safer in the long run.
Open a PoweredByeJuices.com Store
The eJuices.co team offersPoweredByeJuices.com as an e-commerce solution for your shop. Use our inventory for your store and continue business online without skipping a beat. We’ll even do the heavy lifting and ship the items directly to your customers.
Communicate With Your Customers
This is especially important because while advertising that your vape shop is going to reopen at a certain date, there may be changes that may be necessitated by local and state laws that could come after the reopening date. Use your presence on social media to communicate with customers if they have questions and concerns. This will build goodwill with your customers, especially if you are the main point of access for alternative nicotine products and flavors.
That’s all for our Vape Success Series. The eJuices.co team is ready to answer any of your questions and concerns about reopening. You can always contact your eJuices.co account manager or sales representative if you have any other questions or concerns as well. We are looking forward to speaking with you and helping your business succeed during the reopening phase.