New vape stores opening: Shosha, Vapourium

Here’s a list of new vape stores opening up around the country. If it’s not obvious, this industry is exploding and very soon their will be more vape stores than bottle stores!

Shosha

  • Glen Innes: Unit-3, 227 Apirana Ave, Glen Innes, Auckland
  • Invercargill: 147 Dee Street, Invercargill Central
  • Dunedin South: 197 King Edward Street, Dunedin South
  • Gisborne: 227 Gladstone Rd, Gisborne
  • Whakatane: 1/115 The Strand, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Vapourium

  • Nelson
  • Browns Bay, Auckland (Pop up store)

ALT makes a big splash

ALT vape image
ALT is making a big splash into the NZ vape scene. Image source: ALT

The largest Kiwi-owned vaping business, VAPO has reached an incredible milestone after opening its first shop on Auckland’s Dominion Road just two years ago.

Its products are now available in at least 1,000 outlets throughout New Zealand including supermarkets, independent convenience stores, as well as eight of its own VAPO-branded shops.

The ‘1,000 outlets’ milestone has been reached with ALT New Zealand securing a supplier agreement with Mobil meaning the company’s products are now available in the country’s three leading service stations – Mobil, Z, and BP.

“Going live with Mobil really confirms our superior reach and locks in our number one status in New Zealand,” says Jonathan Devery, co-owner and co-founder of Alt New Zealand.

In fact the Alt and VAPO stockist network is now bigger than all the other Kiwi vape companies put together.

“Credit solely belongs to our more than 70 staff who’ve delivered incredible growth in a very short time, and to our distributors and suppliers who have been keen to support a New Zealand-owned business focused on helping smokers to quit,” says Mr Devery.

Getting into Mobil also follows hard on the heels of the two vaping entrepreneurs recently opening their eighth VAPO store in a beautifully restored historic building in High Street, central Christchurch.

Read more about VAPO at the Scoop release

Did you know, you can add your own store?

Credit: Pexels

One of the most common messages I get on our social media accounts is can you index our store? Can you add our store to your website? The awnser I give is most commonly the same, and that is to send them off to our Submit a Store page.

All you need to do to submit your store to Vapeprices is to click this link.

We need the following information to create a store listing for you:

  • Store name
  • Store manager name
  • Store website address
  • Store Instagram page
  • Description of Store/Store brand

That’s pretty much it! We do the rest. So if your waiting for your store to be indexed, head on over to the Submit A Store page.

VAPO makes the big step outside of Auckland – launching in Christchurch

Stuff is reporting that VAPO is in boom times – launching a second store outside of Auckland, this time in central quake-recovering Christchurch. It must be said that VAPO really does have great store designers.

Credit: Stuff

Steven Watson, writing for Stuff:

Vapo’s Christchurch supervisor Nic Kavermann said it was “crazy” when his shop opened on April 13.

“The day went really well. We had pretty much a full store for most of the day,” he said.

Vapo has seven other stores throughout New Zealand, but this is the first in the South Island.

What a team and what a brand VAPO has become! We are big supporters of VAPO here on Vapeprices. We’ve added the new Christchurch store here.

The Blog: Take 2

Well, let’s try that again shall we? We’ve decided to shift the blog from our main domain to a shiny new subdomain: blog.vapeprices.co.nz.

And, our team will now be using WordPress to blog away – focusing on a little bit of everything, really. The NZ vape scene. Stuff happening around the site & everything else thats fit to print. If it does well enough, we may look at seperating it out into it’s own brand.

Stay tuned for more news on this as we build our this part of our site.