​Kannakart​ Reinventing​ ​The​ ​Way​ The Vape Industry​ ​Operates

​Kannakart​ Reinventing​ ​The​ ​Way​ The Vape Industry​ ​Operates

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Nestled​ ​between​ ​Fishtown​ ​and​ ​Northern​ ​Liberties​ ​is​ ​1100​ ​North​ ​Front​ ​Street,​ ​a​ ​renovated​ ​PBR factory​ ​building​ ​that​ ​has​ ​moved​ ​from​ ​housing​ ​glass​ ​beer​ ​bottles​ ​to​ ​a​ ​different​ ​type​ ​of​ ​glass. Kannakart​ ​Online​ ​HeadshopPhiladelphia, PA - Nestled​ ​between​ ​Fishtown​ ​and​ ​Northern​ ​Liberties​ ​is​ ​1100​ ​North​ ​Front​ ​Street,​ ​a​ ​renovated​ ​PBR factory​ ​building​ ​that​ ​has​ ​moved​ ​from​ ​housing​ ​glass​ ​beer​ ​bottles​ ​to​ ​a​ ​different​ ​type​ ​of​ ​glass. Kannakart​ ​Online​ ​Headshop,​ ​the​ ​only​ ​company​ ​of​ ​its​ ​kind​ ​in​ ​Pennsylvania,​ ​was​ ​started​ ​in Philadelphia​ ​by​ ​two​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​who​ ​are​ ​seeking​ ​to​ ​reinvent​ ​the​ ​way​ ​the​ ​glass​ ​and​ ​vape industry​ ​operates.


“As​ ​smoking​ ​becomes​ ​more​ ​accepted​ ​in​ ​society,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​lifestyle​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​something that​ ​is​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​stoners,”​ ​says​ ​CEO​ ​Jon​ ​Monk.​ ​“The​ ​soccer​ ​mom​ ​who​ ​smokes​ ​on​ ​weekends may​ ​feel​ ​intimidated​ ​walking​ ​into​ ​a​ ​headshop​ ​on​ ​South​ ​Street,​ ​so​ ​we’re​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​give​ ​casual smokers​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​they​ ​need​ ​conveniently.” Chinese​ ​glass​ ​companies​ ​were​ ​flooding​ ​the​ ​glass​ ​industry.​ ​Glass​ ​blown​ ​in​ ​China​ ​is​ ​often cheaply​ ​manufactured​ ​in​ ​bulk,​ ​by​ ​factories.​ ​The​ ​folks​ ​at​ ​Kannakart​ ​made​ ​it​ ​a​ ​point​ ​to​ ​offer American-made​ ​glass​ ​bongs​ ​and​ ​pipes,​ ​so​ ​they​ ​linked​ ​up​ ​with​ ​companies​ ​like​ ​Grav​ ​Labs, Glowfly,​ ​Purr,​ ​and​ ​Empire​ ​Glassworks,​ ​all​ ​based​ ​in​ ​the​ ​U.S.


A​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​the​ ​online​ ​smoke​ ​shops​ ​are​ ​only​ ​offering​ ​pipes​ ​and​ ​rolling​ ​papers.​ ​Kannakart​ ​offers accessories​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Annabis​ ​odor​ ​proof​ ​fashion​ ​accessories​ ​and​ ​other​ ​lifestyle​ ​products​ ​that appeal​ ​to​ ​all​ ​types​ ​of​ ​smokers.​ ​The​ ​Kannakart​ ​kangaroo​ ​logo​ ​is​ ​representative​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lifestyle brand​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are​ ​building.​ ​It’s​ ​the​ ​only​ ​logo​ ​in​ ​the​ ​space​ ​that​ ​features​ ​a​ ​mascot.


The​ ​team​ ​at​ ​Kannakart​ ​is​ ​made​ ​up​ ​of​ ​mostly​ ​graduates​ ​in​ ​their​ ​20’s,​ ​all​ ​who​ ​attended Philadelphia​ ​colleges.​ ​The​ ​culture​ ​at​ ​their​ ​Northern​ ​Liberties​ ​headquarters​ ​is​ ​reflective​ ​of​ ​that. While​ ​they​ ​put​ ​in​ ​the​ ​long​ ​hours​ ​needed,​ ​even​ ​on​ ​weekends,​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​their​ ​business,​ ​they​ ​find time​ ​to​ ​grab​ ​a​ ​coffee​ ​or​ ​go​ ​out​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​together.​ ​“It’s​ ​important​ ​that​ ​we​ ​work​ ​in​ ​a​ ​collaborative environment.”​ ​says​ ​co-founder​ ​Claudia​ ​Post.​ ​“We​ ​want​ ​everyone​ ​bouncing​ ​ideas​ ​off​ ​each​ ​other constantly.​ ​It​ ​gets​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​juices​ ​flowing,​ ​helps​ ​us​ ​innovate,​ ​and​ ​builds​ ​relationships between​ ​our​ ​team​ ​members.”​ ​Claudia,​ ​a​ ​baby​ ​boomer,​ ​is​ ​often​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​as​ ​the​ ​“world’s​ ​oldest millennial”​ ​by​ ​her​ ​team.


Kannakart​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​few​ ​online​ ​headshops​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​free​ ​shipping​ ​across​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States. While​ ​they​ ​sell​ ​their​ ​products​ ​nationally,​ ​Jon​ ​says​ ​Kannakart​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​Philadelphia​ ​and growing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​city​ ​that​ ​they​ ​started​ ​in​ ​over​ ​a​ ​year​ ​ago.​ ​“We​ ​see​ ​Philadelphia​ ​as​ ​a​ ​place​ ​with​ ​a lot​ ​of​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​business​ ​owners.​ ​We​ ​always​ ​rep​ ​Philly​ ​and​ ​show​ ​our​ ​pride​ ​in​ ​our​ ​branding on​ ​social​ ​media,​ ​our​ ​website,​ ​and​ ​in​ ​everything​ ​we​ ​do​ ​here.”

 


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