We had pre-orders before we even started. Then, in just under 3 weeks after opening our Facebook page, we were completely SOLD OUT of all our supply. The demand for e-juice is through the roof and we're having troubles keeping up! But before I go on, let me tell you a little about who we are...
My name is Austin, and I'm 18 years old. I live in the Sarasota, Florida area, where most of my friends and family smoke cigarettes. Being an avid smoker myself, I knew something had to change. Smoking 3 packs every couple of days was not only hazardous to my health, but dangerous to the people around me. And even though I tried quitting before, the hold on me was just too great to up and quit. Cigarettes we're literally ruining my life. It affected me from getting certain jobs or even having simple conversations with people. I wondered if I would be doing this the rest of my life, in the same situation, smoking more and more cigarettes and probably die of cancer, as many others have before.
But one day, Emzie, a friend that I hadn’t talked with in a while came up to me and was in a similar situation as me. But he had completely switched over to e-cig's. It gives the same experience as smoking but without all the danger. Instead of producing carcinogen filled smoke, the e-cig heats up a coil to vaporize e-juice into water vapor, which is 10,000x better than smoking. So I decided to give it a try. From that day on, I haven't smoked a single cigarette to date. And I don't plan on ever buying another pack of cigarettes again. I was able to adjust the nicotine in my e-juice to wean me off of my previous intake. I'm now down to 2mg of nicotine, getting closer to 0! Now I don't affect people in my vicinity, the vapor doesn't linger, I’m not harming my body, and I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been! E-cig’s really changed my life and no one can tell me otherwise.
As some may know, the e-cig market is fairly new. E-cig’s themselves we’re invented in 2003 but didn’t receive growth until about 2007. From 2010 to 2014, the market has seen a explosive 3,262% growth in e-cig sales. Going from a million dollar playing field to a $2.7 billion dollar industry. Not only are sales going through the roof, but as more of the millions of current cigarette smokers realize the benefits of switching over to e-cig’s, it’s expected that by the year 2017, e-cig sales will reach to $10 billion in sales. That’s a 233% increase in just a 3 year period. To date, there are only 450 companies catering to this growth. Leaving ample room to get a foothold in this emerging market to better fill the immense demand. It was only logical for my partner and me to start our own e-juice company, operated completely online. And by doing something we whole heartedly believe in coupled with the intent to help others quit their smoking addictions, we’ve seen major success.
We started off by creating a name for ourselves, Torque Vapes, and made 5,000ml of our own e-juice in 4 different flavors. We made it as safe as can be with only food-grade ingredients which beats any “premium” product on the market today. And by marketing just on Facebook alone, we sold out in under 3 weeks. Leaving a lot of orders still yet to be filled and more people wanting more. We are now looking to GoGetFunding to get firm believers in our cause to help support us! We are needing $1,400 to fulfill this next round and to get us self-sustaining.
With the funds collected, we are looking to:
- Purchase larger mixing tools Expand our product base to 12 flavors at 1,000ml each
- Purchase our own printer for custom labels
- Purchase hundreds of bottles
- Procure needed shipping supplies
- Do more marketing campaigns on other platforms
- Create a fully functional website
Additional funds will help us to:
- Reach out to more people
- Partner with a local vendor to acquire custom built e-cig’s with our company name on it
- Start a local vape shop(s)
Any funds will be a great benefit to our business and would support people migrating from cancer sticks that cause millions of deaths a year to something healthier for them.
Thank you for taking your time to look us up! If you have any questions ranging from our profitability, to future plans, please email us at [email protected]
NOTE: ALL supporters will be added to our database to be considered for future repayment of their contribution with gratuity based solely on the business’s earnings.