Right now, this minute - 8:34 p.m. central time, January 8, 2009 - if you go to Google and type in "glycerine soaps" - SOAPOURRI COMES UP NUMBER ONE! I think this is cause for celebration, don't you???
Whew (wiping brow), so much excitement for one night.
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing all the negativity in the press. Yes, the financial markets are having a very rough time, unemployment is higher, there is plenty of bad news out there. But as I drive around my city, I do see crowded parking lots, both at restaurants and shopping malls. Soapourri is having its best year ever. There is still a lot to be thankful for.
Yesterday, I had a brainstorm and decided to make a Good News Soap. It will be a super duper price. Last night I made a whole bunch.
So for a few minutes, let's think of ONLY GOOD NEWS! Please post - I'm dying to hear it!
Today is Wednesday, December 19th. Less than a week until Christmas. I have just breathed a giant sigh of relief because I just cleared my backlog, my order book. It has only been empty for about two hours since August. And now it is clear again! Oh joy!
On Sunday I started to panic because I still had 12 orders to go and some had to go to California. But I worked hard and now I have two pickups, one delivery and I'm done! I can now start on Christmas preparations.
No more work for awhile! Yay! Merry Christmas to all!
I was perusing the latest issue of US magazine tonight and came across an article about roll-ons. This is what it said: "Roll-on perfume oils are ideal for summer because the moisture reacts well to body heat". They showed an assortment of roll-ons, which ranged from $24-$46. Did you know that Soapourri does roll-ons in every fragrance we carry, and for only $6.95? Sure, the packaging isn't as fancy - but you're smart enough to look past that, right? The product is great! If there is a fragrance you like, why not order it in a rolll-on? Click here to see the roll-ons.
I looked into the US Postal Service increases today. I had promised that I wouldn't raise rates when they did, rather I would wait until at least June 1. I waited until June 11. Ouch - that hurt. It is hard to analyze the increases, but I took a sampling of old shipments in April and compared them to the new prices. They ranged from a 10 - 20% increase. I split the difference and raised shipping rates about 15%. I really hated to do that - I had always tried to keep them low. My aim is simply to break even on shipping.
My email newsletter provider, Constant Contact, has come up with something new - surveys! So I decided to try it. Here is the link - I would love it if you would take the survey! It is soooo simple - it just asks what you think of the website - and by the way, it is http://www.soapourri.com .