Thursday, November 13, 2008

WHAT MAKES A PRODUCT SELL?

I've asked this question before but have been thinking more about it lately. What do you think makes a product sell? Fragrance, Texture, Packaging? I would guess most handmade soap or other body product business people would say all of it matters but what I've been hearing from people I've spoken to about this, most people are sold on ONE things. Sometimes it is packaging that first attracts them, some don't even pass up an opportunity to buy a product, even if it smells badly, if the packaging is great.

Myself, I use to be sold completely by fragrance. I would buy something I certainly did't need as long as it had the scent of coconuts. LOL! Anything tropical, I would buy it. I've heard others tell me the same thing.

So, out of curiousity, I've added a poll to my blog and would like visitors to answer, if you could only use one item to sell your product, which do you think would attract the most buyers? I know, I know, not all people are sold by fragrance or packaging alone, often times it is the combination of things, but I'm trying to see what you think makes a product the strongest.

The poll is on the top right of this blog. Please let me know what you think. If you want to add remarks, post away :)

Even if you don't make anything, please join in on the poll.

(Sorry about my incoherent blabber, I can't write or think today)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CHECK OUT THE SOAP

We had another great soap swap in the fall. Yessssssss I'm behind on posting the picture. I kept my lovely little soaps together and they waited Oh So Patiently for me to take their picture for the blog.

Let me say this again, I suck at taking picture. Yes S.U.C.K.

I try and I try, I even made my own little light box, and it just doesn't work. So, I give up. I'll just take the darn pictures and post them... there is no hope for me.

The soaps are wonderful though, they are made by the best soapmakers around.



If you want to see more of these lovely soaps and other great handmade items visit the blogs of the following soap swap participants. They created the lovely items above and create beautiful handmade products daily.

AMBER from Ambers Ambry

TRISHA at Suds to Love

HEIDI at Sopaholics Anonymous

ELIZABETH at Gassner Custom Soaps

NATALIE at Koinonia Community

SHERRIE at Birchbark Soap

MICHELE at Soapy Elephant