However, opening a cigar shop is a lot more involved than you might expect.
The entire process takes a good chunk of money, as well as thoughtful planning, good business sense and, of course, a passion for cigars.
The Food and Drug Administration began regulating tobacco in 2010 and restricts the sale, distribution and marketing of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and smokeless tobacco products to those over age 18.
Some states require a minimum age of 19 to buy tobacco products.
Our Mission Statement Our mission at Puff Tobacco is to bring variety under a single roof, creating a one-stop shop for fun-seekers who are in need of a place of relaxation while at the same time, enjoying their tobacco products in addition to a wine and alcohol bar.
These services provided are solely aimed at making our client feel special, as we believe in our slogan which reads; the customer is king!
Competitive Advantage The edge Puff Tobacco has over its competitors is the fact that more effort is invested into making sure that we provide extra leisure related services more than other smoke shops that provide similar services.
These include the sale of vintage tobacco accessories and also the bar which has a wide collection of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic for those in need of them.
Although most cigar shops ultimately succeed or fail based on word of mouth, an effective initial marketing campaign will help get your cigar store off and running.
A grand opening with specials, and possibly refreshments or non-tobacco product samples, is an important part of a marketing plan, as is a professional retail website with ecommerce capabilities.