英国Vaping行业适应在线销售和交付服务

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vape A 2019 研究表明,vape商店在支持吸烟者转向更安全的替代品方面起着关键作用. 标题, “‘I Felt Welcomed in Like They’re a Little Family in There, 我感觉自己就像加入了一支球队或某物一样: Vape Shop CustomersExperiences of E-Cigarette Use, Vape商店和Vapi​​ng社区,” this study had found that vapers regarded e-cigarettes as a quitting tool.

Retailers have added to their warehouse space, increased the size of their customer service teams and set up online and telephone-based advice channels for vapers and smokers.

另外, the study participants had made it clear that vape shops were crucial to their smoking cessation experience, 他们提供了访问各种高质量产品以及可靠的产品信息和建议的途径.

Sadly despite such reports, vape shops have been deemed “non-essentialand forced to close as part of the current COVID-19 lockdown. 为此, many small independent vape businesses have been fearing their survival, whilst their customers worried about being able to obtain their smoking cessation aids.

针对这一, the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA)  had issued a press release to remind e-cigarette users around the country, that despite the lockdown, they will still be able to obtain their devices via online retailers and home delivery services.

同样, the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) which is the only trade association in the UK focused on the independent vape industry, has made some advice and useful links available on its website for its members, in order to assist with this transition to a different way of doing business.

UK vape businesses have remodelled their operations

The IBVTA has made some advice and useful links available on its website, in order to assist with this transition to a different way of doing business.

在这一行, most specialist online vape stores, hybrid online and offline retailers and bricks and mortar shops, have remodelled their retail operations to offer home-deliveries. Retailers have added to their warehouse space, increased the size of their customer service teams and set up online and telephone-based advice channels for vapers and smokers.

自然, online retailers have experienced a considerable increase in demand. One such retailer, Vape Club, has reported a 150-200% increase in business. “Normally, when we experience larger order volumes than normal such as at Christmas, we would increase staffing levels to cope. 然而, this hasn’t been possible due to the circumstances and instead we’ve extended shift times and added ones at the weekend,” said Managing Director Dan Marchant.

“We’ve also deployed innovative social distancing measures so everyone can work as quickly and efficiently within the restrictive environments we are now operating. 例如, we’ve introduced a one-way system in the warehouse so staff picking orders do not need to cross paths. We are also offering a wealth of advice and information through telephone, 电子邮件, live chat and online materials. Some of our youtube tutorials have been viewed over 2 million times.

Check the IBVTA website for updates on the UK situation

与此同时, the IBVTA has assured the public it is doing its utmost to stay in touch with local authorities and pass on up to date relevant information to its members. “The IBVTA worked late into the night and as early as possible this morning in order to get further clarification from governments as to whether vape stores can re-open, and as soon as we have that clarification, we will issue further advice.

“We fully respect that this is a very difficult time, and as our phone lines are extremely busy today we appreciate your patience while we work hard to get the answers that best support independent vape businesses, their staff and most importantly, their customers.

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资源: VapingPost