Binky's Vapes, LLC is a start-up specialty alternative smoking shop to be launched in the coming 90 days. We will sell a wide variety of vape products accessories, repair and a menu of e-liquids to customers including medium- and high-income residents of Maryland and local communities.
Binky's Vapes, LLC is established as a limited liability company owned by its founder. The store will be managed and directed by me, Beatrice Foster, a Army veteran in logistics and program manager with over 20 years' experience in customer service, inventory and product management in the private, military and government sectors. I will be joined by husband as partner when the second store is opened. I will serve many roles until we expand.
My husband and I understand we will constantly fight the stigma of being a "head shop," and plan to educate our communities. We will provide one-on-one and group sessions in the store to teach e-cigarette users and hobbyists about the products.
I started my eBay business and soon realized I could make a bigger impact and reach more customers through retailing my products of choice. As a previous smoker my husband found vaping and electronic cigarettes an excellent alternative. He and I both have tried cold turkey, patches diet and exercise changes but continued to smoke. He achieved success with quitting smoking much sooner than I. We would travel 30-45 minutes to get the vaping products he needed, hence the idea of opening a store closer to our community.
We continue to operate via eBay until we have solidified funding and a location that suites our needs and the community we will serve. eBay has changed what is allowed so our personal site is in the making. We will provide e-cigarette, e-liquids, batteries, associated repair parts and products for our customers.
In the beginning the retail store will be operated by myself and two local employees. Eventually my husband will join the team as we open more stores in MD.