The Electronic Cigarette
The electronic cigarette (or e-cig) is the best alternative to smoking. It uses a rechargeable battery, atomizer, and a flavored liquid base to create vapor—not smoke. This vapor is similar to an asthma nebulizer vapor and even smells like an air freshener. This vapor quickly evaporates, unlike regular, analogue smoke. The e-cig, which had humble beginnings and what was thought of as a fad, has now evolved into a mainstay that has challenged tobacco companies.
Chosen by cigarette smokers from all walks of life, the e-cig has evolved to give vapers unlimited options and upgrades. From tobacco flavors to local favorites, like bubble gum and food flavors, the choices are growing everyday, simply because of the demand.
It’s because of this variety and demand that we at Planet Vape have created a one-stop shop that caters to all types of vapers—from newbies to modified users, from any “Juan” to all who want to kick the habit and live a healthier lifestyle. Planet Vape is here for you.
The Planet Vape Story
2010: The Dawn of the Electronic Cigarette
The electronic cigarette (or e-cig) was first introduced in the Philippines in 2010.
2011: Bulacan Beginnings
Planet Vape was created out of sheer demand in the vaping community in Bulacan. In January 2011, with one staff member and a tiny kiosk in a restaurant/bar in Marilao, Bulacan, Planet Vape opened its first store. We had dreams of opening across the street in SM Marilao, but we took baby steps instead with the small kiosk.
We then opened in a smaller mall in Malolos, Bulacan. We were accepted right away and the demand was overwhelming. We were able to help hundreds of people quit smoking. This gave us the boost and confidence we needed to approach the bigger malls.
2012: The SM Expansion
In October 2012, we opened our first SM branch in Marilao, and our dreams started coming true. After one month, we opened our first branch in Manila—in SM Sta. Mesa. After a few weeks of operations, the mall management even commented that Planet Vape is “a crowd-drawer.”
2012-2015: Progressive Growth
We then opened in Trinoma, another giant mall chain operated by the Ayala group of companies. Before the year ended, we realized we had four branches—but we didn’t stop there.
Soon, we opened in Pioneer Centre Pasig and SM City Manila.
In 2015, we finally leased office space to manage the growth.
2016: From Backyard Business to Industry
What seemed to be an overnight fad evolved into a growing industry. With dedication and hard work, we now have nine stores in the Philippines.
Our branches are strategically to attract smokers to kick the habit and live longer with the aid of vaping. We have twenty employees and our stores carry a huge variety of electronic cigarette vaporizers, accessories, batteries, parts, and more than 120 choices of e-juices to suit the needs of all types of vapers.
Equipped with the latest technical know-how and innovation, efficient procurement sourcing, and product support, the group of young, driven individuals at Planet Vape have the passion to aggressively expand in the next five years.