EDIT: for a full explanation about price, creator incentives etc. see my other post in this thread, which is I think is the 19th reply.
My vaping journey:
Before I talk about the business idea, I have to first say thank you to all the ELR folks who have helped me and a lot of other people in becoming DIYers, It would have been a lot harder without ELR and its users. I think it is appropriate to few words about my vaping story as I never got around to doing that. So I started vaping back in I think 2010. Not sure what my device was but it was a closed pod system cigalike (might have been Blu). It was actually quite a good device. it had a slick looking mat black casing that looked and opened pretty much like a cigarette packet but it also had a battery that charged your pod when you put it in the casing.
Obviously initially it was just to help me give up smoking, but then something happened. I found one of my cartridges under the sofa which was still sealed, it must have been there for like 10 months and when I vaped it, it blew my mind as the taste was nothing like a fresh cartridge, it was an entirely different thing now. To this day that is the best flavour I have tasted. it was a mainly strawberry flavour. So from then on I was hooked on vaping, if nothing else, just to experience that taste again. So I decided to get some fresh cartridges and let it sit for a long time. but the company did something stupid. they made bigger pod devices which didn’t fit the casing (and never made it clear in their website) meaning that the lid of the casing wouldn’t close shut. so I stopped using their devices and never got the chance to try my stashed-away cartridges. Fast forward to 2016 and I started DIYing, and I got to know about steeping, which confirmed my suspicions that some e-liquids get better with time. I joined ELR in 2018 and have been mostly DIYing since. Depends how busy (lazy) I am (feel).
The companies’ vision is to “is to empower and safeguard vapers by “open-sourcing” e-liquid recipes. This approach is key to achieving our mission of empowerment and safeguarding the user”. So it is a liquid recipe mixing website. Just like ELR but we also mix the recipes for the user and just like ELR all flavours will come with info about ingredients used. The plan is to have bottles of sizes, 5, 20 and 20 ml. 5ml mostly being for trying out new products. All e-liquids will be shortfill for the time being. The biggest challenge is how to design a production line that can handle such highly customised product. We are thinking of stocking the 1000 most popular concentrates. There is also a poll below. again any input will be appreciated and will help me eventually decide whether to commit or not.
- How likely are you to use such service
- very likely
- somewhat likely
- somewhat unlikely
- very unlikely