Shopping online is now a $600 million industry, and it is expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2020, so if you’re buying cigars online, you’re part of a growing shift.
There are three great reasons to buy cigars online.
Buying Cigars Online is Convenient
While most cigar enthusiasts still frequent their local bricks and mortar cigar shop to hobnob with the regulars and pick up a few sticks, it’s impossible to match the convenience of shopping online. Instead of making the trip to a crowded, often smoke-filled store, buying cigars online can be done from the convenience of your home, office, car or wherever you’ve got a wireless connection and a connected device.
There’s no waiting in line when you buy online, and you don’t have to make phone calls or drive around town to find the lowest prices. The most convenient reason of all is that you can puff away on a favorite stogie and sip a beverage while doing your shopping, for example, from the comfort of your den or deck.
The Online Cigar Selection is Better
Superior selection is the next benefit to buying cigars online. The local shops face space limitations that online retailers don’t have to reckon with. When you shop the internet, you’ll find every line made by all of the cigar manufacturers including premium sticks from Alec Bradley, Ashton, Fuente, Padron, Oliva, Rocky Patel, Tatuaje, La Flor Dominicana and My Father.
The selection of discount cigars from brands like Don Tomas, Fonseca, Leon Jimenes and Ceusta Rey is better too. If you’re buying bundles or other large quantities for yourself or for a golf outing, for example, you’ve got more options for cheap cigars.
Save Money by Buying Cigars Online
Online cigar dealers can often sell sticks for less because they don’t have the overhead expense of retail space. Their facilities are typically located in warehouse districts or on private property, both of which are much more affordable.
A second reason for lower prices online is that the sellers can buy in larger quantities from the distributors, so get volume discounts that they pass along to their customers.
If you haven’t shopped for cigars online, give it a try. Browse the sites to check out both selection and the prices, and compare them to what is offered at the cigar shops in your area. If you’re like most cigar smokers, you’ll probably continue to buy a few sticks at the B&M store, but your boxes and other large orders will be purchased online.