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« Reply #5400 on: June 09, 2006 03:34:19 PM »

thanks, clayfaery!  i will definitely be raising the prices about, so... now's your chance!  buy 'em now while they're cheap.. the prices will be raised in a day or two Smiley
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« Reply #5401 on: June 09, 2006 07:59:41 PM »

Well I've finally gotten off my butt and updated my store... I've been following this thread and seeing what everyone is doing and finally decided I was letting my store gather dust. 

Catpants, your avatar is hysterical!! I cannot stop giggling   Cheesy
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« Reply #5402 on: June 09, 2006 08:46:47 PM »

thanks, girlygirl!  that's my hamster, karl Smiley

i have a question for everybody -- i just started making felted soap to sell, but i have NO IDEA how much to sell it for.  each bar is 2 oz to start out with (it loses some size in the felting process) and i use two colors 100% new zealand corriedale wool.  the soap is handmade by me; this first batch is lavender scented moisturizing glycerine soap.  i was thinking maybe $5 a bar?  is that too much?  too little?  help!!  Huh

and plum apricot sounds DELICIOUS, bluejeanbaby!
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« Reply #5403 on: June 09, 2006 09:07:35 PM »

hi everyone Cheesy

my dry spell ended yesterday when i listed some stuff and sold 3 things yay Smiley

i just listed these crochet skull flower pins for 4.50-5$ should i make them separate listings? coz the ones with the leaf are 5 and the ones with out are 4.50.

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« Reply #5404 on: June 09, 2006 09:10:49 PM »

Catpants: before I started my store, I spent hours on Etsy looking at the price of similar items and if they were selling at that price.  You could do some market research to see what other sellers are selling the felted soap for and if you could cover your costs at that price
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« Reply #5405 on: June 09, 2006 09:12:12 PM »

Catpants: before I started my store, I spent hours on Etsy looking at the price of similar items and if they were selling at that price.  You could do some market research to see what other sellers are selling the felted soap for and if you could cover your costs at that price

i did look on etsy for other sellers of felted soap... their prices ranged from $4.50 to about $9... maybe i should shoot for the middle of that?  i don't know! argh.
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« Reply #5406 on: June 09, 2006 09:21:49 PM »

Wow, that's quite a range.  are the $9 bars actually selling, or just taking up shop space?  If they are actually selling, then you could shoot for the higher end of the middle.  Maybe $7.  If the $5 bars are selling, then go for that.  GAWD!  I am no help at all.  Sorry Sad
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« Reply #5407 on: June 09, 2006 10:05:39 PM »

Nico - those skull crochet flower pins are so cool!
I would list them seperate just to avoid any confusion
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« Reply #5408 on: June 10, 2006 02:10:16 AM »

Felted soap - pricing.  Look at the felting detail and firmness, the type of wool (Merino roving is very soft and more expensive - Corridale-Romney roving is nice,  a bit coarse mid priced roving -  Icelandic is very picky and rough but would be great exfoliant.   And lots more - not sure sellers or buyers always know about these variations.


A firm tight covering takes more labor.  But will not slide around and bulk up during use.  If there are folds showing or the felt looks fluffy it will be more difficult to use.

Does the seller include instructions for keeping the bar fresh and nice?

Is the base soap handmade or commercial.  Are the ingredients listed.  Some people prefer hand made some prefer a "known" soap brand.

Soap is relatively heavy, consider postage.

My thought is to know your product and charge by the materials costs and work time.  Plus use the description to let people know what is special.

Jane Doe and I both have Felted soap at the higher price end.  We both use Merino and tightly & smoothly felt the bars.  See Jane's here http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=93834

Her's are the highest quality and set the standard for top soap, IMHO.  Getting that two color stripe so even takes great skill.

Neither of us have sold any soap.  And others have sold bars at around $5.  So the high end product/price is not  lucerative at this time.  Or we just don't have enough range of colors, scents, etc.   Also, neither of us market very well.  Jane is working on improving though.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16740062

Best wishes with your soap and hopefully my thought and info has been helpful.


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« Reply #5409 on: June 10, 2006 05:33:14 AM »


felted soap how on earth do you felt soap i'm so confused lol Smiley  i just looked at them in your shop i've never even heard of felted soap before what a cool idea .

sarawearsskirts your package arrived today thanks for all the gluesticks and zips and i cant believe you put in limpbalm yay Grin woohoo i'm so happy i have the cold so thats really cheered me up Cheesy
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