As a small business we are very conscious of our budget. Every penny counts. Every minute counts.
I love soap, however, I am a business owner who makes soap and skin care products when production time is blocked off on the Google Calendar (far from daily). My day is systematic. Automatic. 8 hours a day.
From time to time we stop and look at our base soaps. Our base soaps are those that sell well, favorites, speciality soaps from Annie’s Goat Hill. We evaluate how well they sell, how many people purchase the soaps, and then we decide which soaps will remain on the base list, and we decide which soaps will be bumped off.
Hypothetically, instead of purchasing 15 gallons of fragrance or essential oils in a given period of time, if the soap line is not kept in-check, the business-owner stretches themselves out with 100’s of smaller bottles (that are much more expensive per ounce) that they may only use once, or never again. Tracking all of the soap-making supplies becomes a nightmare. I need not say more.
There’s the inside scoop to our decision-making process.
By the way, if you do want a particular type of soap that we no longer carry, just drop me an email. I’ll quote you a price for a custom loaf of soap.
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