Has anybody else noticed that several of the soap suppliers out there have done some major revamping to their websites and services? I am quite excited about it! In fact, here are some companies I would like to point out along with their noticeable changes.
Bramble Berry has completely overhauled their website. The new site has an updated feel and is 100x easier to navigate. I notice they are spotlighting soap makers, so if you have an inspiring story to share, send it over and you could be the soap maker of the month.
Wholesale Supplies Plus has been working on their resource library (see webshot), which I have been dying to use for quite some time now. They are working on the recipes right now. If you send them a recipe they will promote your business on their site. Also, be sure to check out their live chats. I tried one out the other day and walked away with lots of ideas from all the participants. Plus it was fun!
Here’s a new supplier, or new to me at least – Cibaria Soap Supply. I heard about them from another blog. Right now they just sell oils and butters. I was told they had reasonable prices, but this is an understatement. Although many of the prices of oils and butters are the same as other prominent soap suppliers, others are literally half the price for the same size. I walked away with some incredible deals on Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, and Coconut Oil.
Last, but certainly not least, From Nature With Love has started a new site called Beauty By the Batch, where they promote natural bath and body products. If you sell natural products (without synthetic ingredients) you can get a free 6 month listing in their artisan gallery. This is an amazing opportunity.
As you can see our suppliers are bringing some awesome deals, resources, promotions and conveniences to the table. Whether they are kicking it up a notch to stay competitive in the current state of the economy or because they really love us and want to make us happy remains to be seen. But I am certainly thrilled with their summer spruce-ups.