VAPETROTTER: One Month Old, Over 400,000 Hits From 173 Countries!
Vapetrotter.com hosts the largest global map of vape stores online with over 37,000 stores in 106 different countries, along with legal and travel information for everywhere on earth.
Today we’re celebrating our one month anniversary, like one of those annoying couples on Facebook who call each other “rocks”.
When we launched on December 18th last year we didn’t think we’d have much to celebrate after just 4 weeks, but alas, we already have over 400,000 hits from 173 different countries around the world.
Even two people (possibly explorers traversing giant ravines made of solid ice) in British Antarctica have been using the site. Damn that’s cool.
When we first set out to build Vapetrotter we were having to travel quite often, and we just couldn’t find anywhere online that had a solid amount of laws for the places we were visiting.
A bit of a law here; someone’s opinion there; people replying “dunno” on TripAdvisor pages (yeah thanks, Carol65).
When you think about just how drastically different the laws are around the world at the moment, it’s damn important to know what they are before you travel to somewhere new.
Along with all of the laws, we also spent 8 months of our lives manually listing over 37,000 stores around the globe, because going outside is for losers.
We originally bought a few lists online but ended up throwing them all out and doing everything manually, as they were about 5-10% accurate with most of the listings either being closed (years ago) or being something completely unrelated like pool cleaning services, Department of Motor Vehicles, and restaurants called Vapiano. (If you’re reading this and are considering buying one of these “databases of vape stores”, don’t do it. It’s a waste of money.)
We’re continuously updating our database; adding new stores; removing old stores. While it’s impossible to stay 100% accurate, you can rest assured that our map is by far the most accurate one online.
If you’re planning on traveling soon, or simply like to keep informed about your area, make sure you head to vapetrotter.com!
Please also share the site around to anyone you think it might help out as well.
If you notice anything that needs changing on the site (laws, shops, etc) please get in touch and we’ll get onto it straight away! With your help we can ensure that our community stays as informed and safe as possible!
Our upcoming plans
Soon we’ll be commencing the build of our dedicated platform for Vapetrotter, which will make the site a lot more community-driven.
We’re also currently seeking relationships with local law firms in each jurisdiction to provide more detailed, credited legal information in each of the respective countries and states.
This will help to ensure that this incredibly handy resource will be as up-to-date as possible for all of our fellow vapers.