Thursday, February 23, 2017

Selling Your Homemade Soap

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Soap?

Do you enjoy making your own soaps? Have you thought about starting your own soap making business? Don’t know where to begin? Marketing is one of the most important parts of starting a small business because without marketing you have no way of reaching potential clients and selling your handmade soap.

One way to start selling your soaps to wholesalers is to begin selling in your own hometown.

Potential Clients for You Soap Making Business:

There are many ways to promote your own soap making business and listed below are five types of companies to get you started.

  1. Bath and Body Boutiques are small stores that sell bath and body care products. Begin by looking for independently owned and they carry an assortment of products from different manufacturers.
  2. Bed and Breakfasts’ are small establishments that are run like a hotel and usually specialize in offering personalized attention to their guests.
    Many Bed and Breakfast’s will prefer miniature sizes of your handmade soaps and the owners may also ask for gift baskets for special occasions, such as Christmas, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
  3. Gift Basket Companies are also a great outlet for selling your handmade soap as they regularly buy body and bath products for their “pamper baskets”.
  4. Health Food Outlet. Don’t be fooled by the name because there are a lot of Health Food Outlets or stores that sell naturally made products such as handmade soaps.
  5. Day Spas also offer skin care products and freshly scented soaps.

 

Start Your Soap Making Business Online

If the idea of approaching companies does not appeal to you and you don’t want your soaps to compete with other products why not try online selling? If you can’t afford a website or do not want the hassle of maintaining it you should consider the auction site EBay. Selling on EBay is easy as all you need to do is register (free of charge) and create a listing (advertisement) for your handmade soaps. The only costs you will pay on EBay are the small listing fee and a final value fee if your handmade soap is sold.

 

More Options When Starting a Soap Making Business?

Another option when marketing your soap making business is to host a “home party” where guests have a chance to buy your handmade soaps. You could even start your own party plan business. If you are on a tight budget or what give your customers more of a variety you should consider teaming up with a friend who also sells handmade products, such as handmade candles, bath bombs, bath salt, body lotion and facial scrubs, and massage oils.

However you decide how to sell and market your handmade soaps, it is important to make sure you have set a price for your soap that will allow you to cover your expenses while still earning a profit. Even though making handmade soap is fun and the idea of starting a making business can be exciting it can also be time consuming so remember not to underestimate the value of your time when pricing your soap.

 

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May 22, 2011 by  
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Comments

7 Responses to “Selling Your Homemade Soap”
  1. Flor says:

    If you want to set up as a crafter can you sell the soap? Or what does it mean? What do you do to set up?

  2. Athelda PANTON says:

    Iam not confident with the total appearance of the soap batches i have made,i have used the wooden molds and i am assuming its the time element that is causing this iam either cutting too early or too late. Yours sincerely Athelda.

  3. normasbathandbody says:

    Great tips! I cannot wait until I get my products into some Hotels. been trying for years.

    • soapmakerj says:

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked the article. I have to say that I think your site and your products look amazing!=)

  4. bessie Musimbi says:

    Thank you for the information. I will give it a try.
    Bessie

  5. habibe Keskin says:

    Hi, Thank you so much for the fantastic tips and ideas. I am new at this and want to sell my soaps however I am not sure if I am doing anything right or wrong. I am going to a market for a month now and only made 3 sales however, I am doing a survey while I am there with the survey I am giving away free soap.

    I wanted to ask what do you say when you speak to the hotels, guesthouses do you ring or would you recommend a email instead and then ring if no reply has been made.

    What to write on the email is another issue or what to say on the phone. I have to get this business rolling as I cannot stand it when I am not financially independent. I think I am loosing sleep why not selling. Please your help will be much apprecitated.

    • soapmakerj says:

      Thanks for your comment. I don’t think that email is the best method for this. Email can easily be lost amongst hundreds of other messages or can end up in the spam folder. My suggestion would be to send physical mail to a wide number of establishments. In the package, include a sample or two of your soap along with a “menu” of your other products. On your menu, be sure to include pictures and descriptions next to each item. Explain how your soap will improve the satisfaction of their visitors=) Try to follow up with a phone call a few days after the package is anticipated to arrive. Keep us posted on how it goes!

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