Simplify Vendor Management & Purchase Orders for Smoke Shops

Store key vendor information and simplify re-ordering with Thrive by Shopventory

What Is Vendor Management?

Your vendors, or suppliers, are the building blocks to your smoke and vape shop. Without proper vendor management, sustainable growth and success are hard to achieve. Many vape shop owners don’t see the positive correlation between healthy vendor relationships and optimized inventory. However, it’s the key to managing stock decisions, purchase orders, and maximized profits.

Vendor management refers to maintaining relationships with the reps and businesses you purchase the products for your smoke shop from. You likely work with dozens, or even hundreds, of vendors, maybe from all over the world. Each has unique vendor contracts, pay rates, and reps that need to be managed with a vendor management system.

Why Is Vendor Management Important For Smoke & Vape Shops?

Successful vendor management can mean finding the cheapest price for cartridges. However, it’s also about strengthening supplier relationships so you can make more informed decisions and automate processes like purchase orders.

Vendor Management Benefits

Vendor Management With Thrive

Thrive’s vendor management software organizes all your vendor information in our secure platform so you don’t have to purchase additional, costly third-party apps. Access the vendor information you need, eliminating that pile of business cards or half-filled out spreadsheet templates.

Store a supplier’s contact information, address, average shipping days, notes for internal use, and more. Once your vendors are in Thrive, easily assign the appropriate products and locations to each vendor, access vendor reporting, and begin automating purchase orders. Additionally, Thrive allows you to assign one product to multiple vendors. That means you can re-stock energy drinks from vendor A one week then vendor B the next if there are cost savings.

Barcode Scanning

Use a barcode scanner to add products, reducing human error and saving time.

PAR Levels

Automatically add products to your next order that meet your minimum PAR Level quantity.

Low Inventory Alerts

Create a conditioned-based alert for low inventory levels to instantly populate your next Purchase Order.

Vape Store POS Systems and E-Commerce Channels We Partner With

More Features to Automate Your Smoke Shop

Bulk Uploads

Save time by uploading or editing key vendor information using our Google Sheets template. Bulk uploads streamline onboarding through an organized and efficient vendor management process.


Organize and search through your vendors using tags, such as "international" or "shipping discount."

Vendor Reporting

Gain visibility on what vendors are performing, and which aren't. Look at sales data so you can think twice before bringing in Banana Cream wraps your rep is raving about.

Why Smoke Shops Stores Choose Thrive

Thrive allows us to easily manage our inventory, accounting for every item that comes in and out of stores, including dealing with exchanges and returns. Don't hesitate to try this incredibly valuable tool for your retail store(s).
Bogey's Smoke Shop
I have been with this great company for over 5 years and beside how wonderful the service is, the innovation of features they keep bringing in is really what makes them ideal for any small business like mine.
Sinbad Vapors
For the first time in 10 years of business everything is automated thanks to Thrive! I used to spend days doing orders, doing inventory and trying to figure out how the business was doing. Now I get automated reports for everything and ordering is so easy. It is more than worth the money to have this.
Southern Rock Tobacco
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