22/06/2017 CHENGDU, CHINA – In the busy shopping hub in downtown Chengdu area near ChunXi Road, there was a vape van parked here. Initial assumption would be that this might be a food truck selling bottled juices or beverage. Closer observation would review that it was actually a vape van which had been operating since a year ago.
Owner Mr Lui reviewed that he actually rented the outdoor space from the shopping mall management. Instead of setting up a small booth, he opted to use his van as booth concept. The van (still functional) was parked there since. He was required to operate according to the shopping mall’s operation hours. Most of the customers came in usually after work, but during the weekends, it was always hectic for them.
The van attracted a lot of crowd, both vapers and non-vapers. Non-vapers would be interested with this design concept and eventually started to query what were the bottles displayed at the shelves. Vapers would come and sit down to sample the wide range of eliquids. At least 100 brands of eliquids were spotted in there.Mr Lui mentioned that business was good especially in the summer season because there were more people shopping and sight-seeing in this shopping hub, both locals or out-of-state visitors. He also added that most of his customers preferred fruity eliquids compared to creamy eliquids. He also said that the ratio of male to female customers are 70%to 30%, but he saw a rise in the female vapers who came to his van booth.