The following list will give you some ideas for selling more hookahs, shisha, and accessories in your retail store or bringing in more repeat customers if you sell hookahs, shisha, and accessories. You might not be able to implement all seven of these strategies in your shisha store, but even implementing just a few are proven to boost your hookah sales velocity and build more loyal customers. We are committed to providing you with fresh ideas and better content to improve your hookah business as we strive to be the best wholesale hookah distributor on your list.
1 – Invest in hookahs for your shop.
In many cities with smoking bans, smoking in tobacco retailers is still permitted during certain hours of the day, so let your employees smoke hookahs during certain hours to get people talking. Give your customers a chance to smoke too! It’s a great way to break the ice with your guests.
2 – Tasting nights with hookah flavors
Alternatively, you could hold a flavor-tasting night in your shisha store. If your city still allows indoor smoking for tobacco and pipe retailers, put up two or three hookahs and get everyone to smoke.
3 – Consider hiring a hookah enthusiast.
Customers passionate about hookah want to discuss flavors, smoke, cuts, the intensity of the buzz, longevity, bowl-loading techniques, and many other variables.
4 – A clear pricing model for starter packages
New hookah customers are often overwhelmed by the wide array of options, flavors, and accessories when buying their first hookah, which can lead them to become paralyzed or even leave without getting an answer since they do not want to look stupid by asking “newbie” hookah questions.
5 – Meetings with hookahs
Make a social media announcement about setting up a hookah meet-up group and let your customers know. Your shop, local hookah lounge, or city park can be the venue for a “Hookah Battle” where your customers bring their favorite hookahs and custom mixes to compete.
6 – Big Hookahs offers a free “Travel” hookah.
The best freebie out there is the free “travel” hookah. You can get these hookahs for $5-$10, but they typically retail for $20-$30 at your store. You might want to offer a free hookah for buying a premium-level model if you have some big hookahs with price tags over $100. It only costs a few bucks, but your customer gets one helluva deal for it.
7 – Adding extra accessories to hookahs
When you go to a car dealership, the floor models in the center of the showroom are never the stock models. Make sure you load up a few hookahs with the Kaloud Lotus 2.0, the smoke diffuser, the Ice Hose, and a Samsaris Vitria bowl, and you’ll see the extra accessories, such as the spoiler, the window tint, the premium trim, and fog lamps, etc.