The Vaping Studio opened in September of 2013 in Hopkins, MN under the ownership and guidance of Paula Williams. When the store opened, we started with a very minimal selection of 650mah and 900mah batteries, and a small variety of flavors. As the store slowly began picking up speed, Paula brought in new employees, who added flavors of their own, and who also began to notice new trends within the vaping community. As the Vaping Studio continued to follow trends, set a few trends, and expand their flavor line, our business continued to grow, and continues to do so to this day.
Fast forward to today, and the Vaping Studio now sells 120 active flavors, and also holds the recipes for close to another 100 flavors that customers requested prior to the August 8th lockdown. We have also expanded our inventory of sub ohm tanks, box mods, and herbal/CBD products. With all of this expansion, however, we never forgot the demographic that helped us grow the way we did; the beginners.
Most stores, we’ve realized, only carry large box mods, sub ohm tanks, and High-VG lines of e-liquid. Because we are aware that this can be very intimidating to new vapers, the Vaping Studio has an entire selection dedicated to hyper-ohm/beginner friendly devices. Along with this, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch education and information to all of our customers, and even to those new to vaping who aren’t interested in a purchase at the moment.
This is what we feel sets us apart from our competition; Education and public relations. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t out to make a profit, what company isn’t? Our main goal, though, is providing people with the most information possible about our hardware, liquid, and vaping in general. We believe in making sure that anyone who walks in our store is 100% aware of the details about vaping before making a purchase, and we make sure that they don’t have any questions when they leave.
Due to this, we have been told time and time again that we have customer service that is second to none, and we honestly believe this is why we’ve been seeing the same customers come in here since the day we opened our doors, and also why they continuously bring in their friends and family members.
Honestly, we love what we do, we love where we work, and who we work with (both coworkers and customers). None of us could imagine doing anything else for work, and we look forward to our continued growth and the continued relationship we share with the public and the city of Hopkins.