Herb grinders are an important part of your business, and no smoke shop is complete without a good selection of these products. These grinders let your customers grind up herbs themselves, something many may prefer to do since it means they can create the texture they want. Grinding herbs makes it easier to roll them, too or make use of them in a vape. There are several different types of grinders from brands like Uber, Medtainer, RYOT, and Chromium Crusher such as three-piece and four-piece metal grinders, wooden grinders, plastic grinders, and electric grinders. Carrying at least one product of each is important if you want to maximize your profits and make your customers happy.
Cater to Your Customers
Not all your customers are going to want the same things. Some may find that four-piece grinders with pollen catches are exactly what they need, while others may want the effortless convenience that comes with electric grinders. Customers who love nature and want a grinder that is as decorative as it is functional may prefer their grinder to be made of wood, while those on a budget may want plastic. No matter what the reasoning behind their choice is, each of your customers is going to have a different need. Carrying a variety of grinders is the best way of meeting that need. The last thing you want is for a customer to ask for a certain type of grinder, hear that you do not carry that grinder, and then leave to buy that grinder from one of your competitors.
There’s More to a Decision than the Type of Grinder
While the type of grinder may be very important to your customers, the look of the grinder is also a factor in whether they purchase it or not. Someone who is looking for a grinder that features their favorite cartoon characters or a fun design may decide to look elsewhere if all you carry are plain options. On the other hand, you may have a customer who wants a stealthy, plain, and nondescript option. Some grinders, like the Uber line, come in a variety of colors. If you have a large selection of colors, customers can pick their favorite.
While the color or design may not impact the functionality of the grinder, it can certainly change how a customer feels about it. If they must choose between two bland colors, they may still make a purchase, but they may not have a memorable experience buying their new favorite grinder. You want them to be thrilled with their purchase so they can then go and show it off to their friends, which helps spread the word that your business sells great products. Having a variety of grinder designs and colors is one way of ensuring that happens.
Educate Your Customers
It is possible that a customer may have never seen a certain type of grinder before. They may want to know more about this type, how it works, and what its benefits are. If you don’t have a variety of different types of grinders in stock, your customers may not know certain types of grinders exist. By stocking a wide variety of grinders, you can show each type of grinder to your customers and help educate them about their options so they can decide what best fits their grinder needs.
Customers want to know that they are buying from someone who understands the details of grinding herbs and can answer all their questions. Make sure your employees understand the different grinder options and how grinders work so customers get the right information.
What Varieties of Grinders Should You Carry?
There are many different types of grinders out there, so which types should you carry? If you have limited space, you should at least try to carry one or two of each type. If you do have to narrow it down, there are a few options that we recommend.
For four-piece metal grinders, you should look for ones that include fun cartoon characters or other designs. While some people may want plain grinders, a lot of people want something that’s fun, colorful, unique, and something to show off to their friends. Check out the different designs and character options and select the ones that you think will appeal the most to your customers.
Uber grinders are also made up of four pieces, and they come in a lot of different colors. They are very durable, have a consistent grind with metal CNC teeth, and reasonably priced, so you’ll find that they appeal to many customers. If you want something with a little more design to it, Uber does offer black grinders with a colored lightning pattern, two-tone grinders, and grinders with removable screens.
In addition to Uber, there are many other brands of grinders you may want to carry. For example, V Syndicate is a popular brand that offers four-piece Sharp Shred grinders with a consistent easy grind and offers storage jar grinders called Smart Stashes. Their Smart Stash line of storage jars includes a built-in grinder, humidifier, and even a mirror, so you can literally have your herbs ready to grind at any time. Even if you prefer a traditional storage option, you may want to consider one of their Smart Stash grinders. They come in a variety of styles and designs, so you’re sure to find one you like.
Now that you have a good idea of the number of different types of grinders available and why it is important to carry them, it is time to determine how many grinders and which brands of grinders to order for. Working with a smoke shop wholesaler is the best way of stocking up on any product, including grinders. MWI offers wholesale grinders at great prices and has a wide selection of products you need to make certain your smoke shop or dispensary always has what your customers need. Contact us today to talk about what we can do for you.