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"I ordered bath bombs for you and all I can say is WOW. "
"As always, I am very pleased with the quality of your products, especially the bath bombs. They are packaged beautifully, packed very carefully and arrive in perfect condition. "
Our success depends on your success. So much so that we have been giving away thousands of bars of and bath bombs over the last eight years to try and get our customers excited about their soap business. We get so excited for our customers, for as they grow we grow with them. This was the reason we offered custom labels to small business people right from the start. Private labeling had always been available to the big guys, but it was unheard of for the mom and pop operation. We quickly realized if we could help our customers develop a loyal following for their private labeled offerings, our business would prosper also.
Over the years our lineup of products has grown at the request of our customers.Our latest item is our loofah soap. It is a nice addition to what we are already offering and a complimentary item for our customers bath and body lines. The other hot offering of resent years is our body butter. This is a very exciting item that can offer huge margins with the right presentation. Logistics or in other words, how to ship your products will be a great margin killer, so pay specific attention to this.
Are all of these items are available for resale with your own private label?
Yes we offer private label for all of our products. We also offer a very successful line of bath bombs. When they were first introduced they sold in dribs and drabs and I practically had to beg my current customers to try them After a while their polarity frew to the point where a couple of Christmases a go we could not keep up withe the demand. We have since added more bath bomb presses to our production capabilities and the orders have continued to grow. They have also become our number one give away on our Youtube channel. Be sure and subscribe to our channel for a chance to win a steady stream of great items
What Type of Business do you want to Start?
Almost all soap sellers start at their local farmers market , county fair or similar. This a great way to get instant feedback so you can adjust your product line and marketing strategy early. If you do not want make products you can purchase from a reliable vendor and get yourself started. Working with a local business can eliminate a lot issues including shipping costs.Ask if you can purchase items on consignment so your financial output is limited. Some start as jobbers and have regualr routes filling stores as they run out of product. Our other suggestion is never to offer products fron China. This will destroy your credibility in the handmade local business arena.
How do I Market My Dreams?This is a title to a great book by Pat Williams about the life of Bill Veeck. You will need a marketing strategy Be sure and join as many local marketing groups as you can for support and contacts. The longer you stay at it the less time you will spend with these groups The contacts you make will be invaluable. Another great group to join is the handcrafters soap guild. They offer some insurance options that would only be available for group purchasers.
How Much Technical Information Do I Need?
The more you know the better you will be able to discuss the finer qualities of your products with customers and potential customers. Manufacturing and distribution are two completely different skill sets. It is also true that you don't have to know everything right off the bat. Be sure and keep a log of customer questions that you cannot answer and get back with them as you find out the answer. Your vendors should be a wealth of information for you. Be familiar with saponification, sodium hydroxide, essential oils and other common ingredients.
Where Do I Find the Supplies for Making Soap?
When you first start to make soap for your business chances are your funds are limited so you will want to be extra careful to not spend too much money in one area of your business only to find that now you are short on resources for another area. One place where money can disappear very quickly is money spent on fragrance oils and essential oils.I suggest you just go with tried and true fragrances that are not too exotic when you are starting. You can branch out to new fragrances after you start to generate some cash flow.There are many "best seller" lists on thousands of websites which will help get started buying must haves.Lavender, vanilla and citrus fragrances are always in demand and are also good blending scents to expand your offerings without breaking your budjet. The other tip I have is to try and buy your base oils, like coconut locally to save on shipping. Most of the superstores now carry coconut oil and other soap making oils at great pricing and can really help the budget. The only are I would try and buy some bulk supplies is the area of caustic soda. Bulk purchases can save significant sums of money as you are most like going to have to pay for shipping anyway. Spreading that cost over many more pounds of product can really drive down your per unit soap price and allow cheaper pricing for your products. Happy soaping.
Will you ship by pallet?Yes we ship by pallet, Your charge will be fob Laporte, indiana 46350. There is and additional charge for a liftgate.
Many customers buy bulk quantities of our wholesale soap once or twice a year for their families. At the end of the year they take the remaining soap and make handcrafted Christmas presents for their extended families, neighbors and friends.
Yes, but there will be an additional charge. We get deeply discounted shipping rates and we will pass them along to you. If you take the standard ground delivery option your order will ship for free if it is more than eighty dollars.
Yes, and we have many customers who do. My advice is to start at a market and have online sales be an addition to your market sales. There are millions of online soap websites and you willl have a very hard time getting customers to find you. After you develop a local following at the market, these customers will the search for you online for additional sales.
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We have many great relationships we have developed over the years with customesr new and old alike. Thank you to everyone who has bought from us over the course of our business life. We have been adding many items, soap, bath bombs etc. over the last several years and we hope you enjoy the new selections. The response we are getting is very heartening. Reorder rates are high and I hope this is an indication to you our regular customer that these items your should add to your own line.
We are keeping prices steady this year and we hope this helps you offer specials that keep your customers coming back over and over again.
Resellers Keep premium products as the main stay of your family business and you can never go wrong. It is the best way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. This is a great formula to grow your business. Thanks again.
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