Beneficial and Delightful Soap for Skin, Senses & Spirit

Monday, December 27, 2010

To Sale or Not to Sale...That is the Question

I typically resist the usual "sales" in my little shop. 
However, I usually mark all inventory down in August. August  is simply too hot for all of my base oils and product. I  think of the summer clearance as "Christmas in August".
I have been toying with the idea of a monthly 'special'.
I invite your comments on this notion.
What do you do in your shop?
If you are a consumer, what draws you to a shop?
I created many new soaps before Christmas, as I like a good, long curing time - although that is not always possible with 'in-demand' soaps!
I am now thinking of some new strategies for 2011 (Can you believe it is going to be 2011?!).
Any thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!
As always.......thank you
I love our 'soap blog' community. 
I have found that most of my blog readers are more supportive, respectful and helpful than any of the soap forums.

Honey & Beeswax Soap Log
In so much Love, Truth and Beauty.......


  1. Very beautiful soap log!
    Peace :)

  2. Thank you, Chandra!
    What is your opinion re: sales/special pricing?

  3. I think that Monthly Specials are definitely something that draws people into shops. If they know that there's always a new special, it urges them to come back. And, that's one more easy newsletter and blog post and FB post to do as well =) Plus, it helps you get rid of stock that you may have produced too much of as well. I vote for one monthly special ...

  4. Thank you, Anne-Marie!
    I tend to agree!