Making the Right Bong for Smoke Shops Buyers
With the growth of the marijuana industry, manufacturers who sell products to smoke shops in US have a lot of competition. Bongs are one of the most popular products among smoke shop enthusiasts. They come in all different shapes and sizes, are made of different materials and have various uses. For sellers, designing their own bongs can help them get their products out into multiple smoke shops and make a name for themselves. If your designs are consistently of good quality and unique then your brand image will improve drastically. The key to designing good bongs is to experiment and learn about all the different kinds there are and see what works best for your customers. Here are a few factors to consider while designing a bong:
Different users prefer different types of bongs. There are regular bongs, ice bongs, gravity bongs, bongs with/without Carb holes, percolator bongs, x-bongs and so on.
Regular bongs have a bowl at the bottom filled with water and a stem on top to inhale the smoke. Most bongs have a carb or a choke, that is located on the side of the bong and above the water level to help inhale the remnants of the smoke and provide fresh air into the bong. Ice bongs have an ice catcher so that the hit is fresh, it also increases the effect of the high created, compared to a regular bong. Percolator bongs have an extra chamber to filter out the smoke that you inhale. X-bongs as the name suggests are shaped in the form of an X to keep the water from entering the smokers’ mouth. Gravity bongs are typically home made using a plastic bottle and aren’t sold at shops.
It is important to do your research on each type of bong before you decide which one to design. Most new customers prefer the classic bong whereas regular smoke shops buyers have particular preferences.
Bongs are made of different materials, the most popular ones are glass and plastic. There are different types of glass bongs that are made for plenty of uses. If your consumers are looking for personal bongs then their bongs don’t need to be sturdy. However, if they want it for social use then they need to buy bongs that are made of pyrex glass or something along those lines to fit their needs. Glass bongs are either clear or tinted depending on if the smoker is conscious about the water in the bong. They come with a variety of designs and have numerous attachments to enhance the hit. Glass bongs can be expensive to make depending on the customers’ specifications.
There are also ceramic bongs, which are smaller and heavier, but don’t dilute the hit. They have unique designs and are meant for occasional use as they are hard to clean. They are as expensive to make as custom glass bongs but generic ones are often cheaper to make. These bongs are suitable for users who smoke rarely and want to have a good looking bong to showcase.
Plastic and acrylic bongs are the cheapest to manufacture, they have a simple design and are usually color tinted but clear. They do not come with any attachments. Plastic bongs are meant for people who are short of cash or looking for a spare.
Bamboos bongs are made of bamboo tubes with a metal or steel bottom, they’re easy to make and more durable than plastic bongs. They can also be customized by burning designs onto the tube.
Before you start designing the bong, be sure to ask your customer or store manager loads of questions so that you can specifically design it to their needs. Also, take a look at the budget and see what you can design in that price range.
Bongs come in a variety a sizes, the best size for each customer varies depending on their capacity. If the customer is a newbie then he/she will usually require a smaller bong. The diameter and width of the bong affects the quality of the hit. If the opening is wide then smokers cannot inhale all the smoke in one go leaving left over stale tasting smoke. Any smoke left over in the tube after the smoker takes a hit is a waste, so take suggestions from your smoke shops buyers and make bongs to suit their needs.
Pocket bongs are becoming popular these days as they are small, light and portable. If your customers intend to travel with the bong then this kind of bong is recommended. Bigger bongs are at greater risk of breaking especially if they’re made of glass or ceramic. Advice your customers about the different sizes.
Your budget dictates everything about the bong including the size, shape, design, material and design. Never go over the planned budget unless your customers or store managers are willing to pay a little extra to make up for it. Make sure to do your research and find out who the best manufacturers for the various parts are. If you can’t make bongs in your given budget then inform your customers immediately either to suggest a few changes or cancel the whole order.
If you’re making a bong from your own design to sell to multiple shops then you are the boss of everything, but if you’re designing a custom bong then make sure that you ask as many questions as possible and let the customer do the same. See to it that you design good products that are durable and match the specifications of the smoke shops buyers. Any failure to manufacture the order should be told to customers and store managers immediately.
Now that you know how to make the right bong for your customers, the next step is marketing the product effectively. Begin by making your product available in a smoke shop. You can find a complete list of smoke shops and head shops in your area on Smokeshops Guide.