Saturday, February 7, 2009


So what determines prices?

I get to thinking about this often while looking at other people's sites. I feel I have pretty decent prices maybe on the cheap side compared to others.

That price difference doesn't mean my products aren't as good as the more expensive ones.

I can offer lower prices because my overhead can be much cheaper then other people. I happen to live in Los Angeles, which allows me to get a large number of my supplies locally. I don't have to pay shipping costs on the heavy stuff other people do and then they have to pass on those charges to the price of the products they offer. I am able to drive within a mile to pick up such things wax, candle jars and many other things that would cost a ton of dollars to ship. Same goes for my soap supplies, I can get the heavy oils around here thus saving tons on shipping costs. I do have some things shipped to me but they aren't the big items.

Living in a big city has it advantages for sure. If I come to the point of moving back to the county in Colorado again I am sure I would have to charge more as I too would have to depend on having things shipped to me. Until then I am happy to pass my savings on supplies on down to my clients.

Well on to other things, round 2 of the exploding frogs went about the same. Still mastering these little guys, looks like they are going to be a challenge to figure out. I am still getting a reaction so I may try pouring the last pour while in the freezer next time.

Got some new colors in for making the bath bombs so I made up another batch of lavender ones and they came out pretty nice (see pic). I really need to find more colors, if you didn't figure it out yet I love colors! I always had very vivid photographs when I was in photo school and after, guess that still continues in my other "artworks".
Well off to make more bath bombs!


Anonymous said...

I'm kind of envious you live so close to your suppliers, but I do enjoy living out in the country. Trade-offs, I guess. :)

Sounds like you're getting very close to success with the exploding frogs!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

I think you hit the nail on the head. Your overhead is a lot lower so you can afford to offer lower prices. Consumers don't always get that and equate lower prices with lower quality. I envy you too. My closest supplier is about 85 miles away-not willing to make that trip to pick up yet:-D

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