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Discussion in 'Make It So' started by ChelG, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Decided to give up on trying to keep it separate and will just stop getting involved in discourse for now, which will hopefully mean it won't matter. Here it is, and I'd love any feedback about what the hell I should do to make sure people find it and buy stuff.
     
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  2. Pumpkageist

    Pumpkageist Warning: I Shitpost

    maybe add some pictures of the labelled bottles?
     
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  3. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    Definitely a good idea!

    It might also help to have something next to both sizes of bottle for scale? I'm always really bad at telling how much of something'll actually be in a thing without having a reference. That's just me though.
     
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I've got photos, will add them soon, they're just on my phone and it's a pain to get them on the computer because all the other info for the stuff is on a separate chip so I wanted to get that up first.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    That makes sense, and is perfectly understandable!
     
  6. Deresto

    Deresto Well-Known Member

    Oh man if i had money id buy so much no more monsters

    Once things get running smoothly, would you ever consider doing scent commissions? I see a lot of potential for fandom income, like adagio teas and their fandom tea blends. Or is that way more complicated than im thinking...
     
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  7. Pumpkageist

    Pumpkageist Warning: I Shitpost

    Not a suggestion, but re: your No More Monsters description-

    "Tired of sleep blends full of lavender?"

    Yes! Extremely! Thank you for making one, and if I ever have money I will be all over NMM.
     
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  8. Deresto

    Deresto Well-Known Member

    Also can i just say your logo and the name pyewacket potions is really really great? It rolls off the tongue really nicely and its catchy so it sticks in your head, and the logo is eyecatching and memorable in a good way.
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Scent commissions are sadly probably not plausible; in the UK you're not allowed to sell skin-contact products without them undergoing a safety assessment which costs £100 bare minimum for complex products like perfumes. I also need to be really super careful with copyrighted stuff.

    Everyone's saying "if I had money", am I pricing too high? Is the shipping cost too high? *worried*
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    I think you're pricing quite reasonably--I think a lot of us are just broke. :P The shipping cost to the States is pretty high, but there's not much you can do about that since international mail is more expensive, so I wouldn't worry about that. :)
     
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  11. Pumpkageist

    Pumpkageist Warning: I Shitpost

    ^ Acey posted while I was typing. Pretty much this. There's nothing wrong with your prices.
     
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  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'll be listing sets of samples at a reduced price when I've got all ten blends up.
     
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  13. Deresto

    Deresto Well-Known Member

    I think youre prices are good, i just personally have 0 dollars at any given time

    Edit: ninjad, basically what acey and pumpkageist is yes
     
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  14. Deresto

    Deresto Well-Known Member

    Oh! For reference, my mom is an essential oils nut and most of the little hippie shops you can get that stuff at on average charges like 35 dollars for a little .5 ounce bottle (about 14 milliliters). Thats not even getting into the blends and sprays and such. The market for fragrances and scents is fucking wild, youll definitely find a customer base willing to pay even more than that on the regular.
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    As someone who lives in a total hippie town, I can absolutely confirm this. I remember I used to love sniffing the samples at this nearby natural foods store, but they were always CRAZY expensive ($35 for a tiny bottle sounds about right), so I never got any.

    And regular ol' perfumes can run pretty damn pricey for a small amount too, especially the really nice ones. (In fact, most perfume "samples" that I've seen are literally just the perfume sprayed on a piece of thick paper...I think your actual samples idea is an excellent one for that very reason!)
     
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  16. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    It's not my idea, most indie brands offer tiny bottles :)
     
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  17. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    Well, in that case, you're following in the footsteps of some pretty damn savvy businesspeople!
     
  18. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Made a sale my first day, whee! Thank you, wonderful person!
     
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    While I can't do custom blends, I'm considering setting up a Patreon, where donations get the donation amount discounted from your next purchase (IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THAT BUGGER ETSY'S INTERFACE LEARNING IS HARD) and votes for the next blends I release? My big problem with getting new products out is the big up-front assessment cost, and I think this would help with that.
     
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  20. BunjyWunjy

    BunjyWunjy Frabjous

    I really love the names you use!
     
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