Where To Sell Handmade Soap? | PEAK SOAP
By Michael Holloway MSc, BSc - Updated 12.05.22
Where can I sell handmade soap? Here are a few suggestions to get you going. There are a multitude of places to get your products in front of the buying public. With a little imagination im sure you can come up a few more of your own. Here are some time served and quite reliable sales channels.
1. Gift Shops
Gift shops have always been a staple for handmade soap sellers of all sizes. They offer a range of cute little things for people to come in and buy at mostly reasonable prices. Many gift shops here in the UK have suffered from the culling of retail of course in recent years but there are still a few good ones left.
2. Garden Centres
Garden centres normally hold a lot of local stock including soap and provide the benefit of more space. This allows for more footfall and gives people the opportunity to browse at their leisure. Garden centres are usually quite approachable as they like to rotate different gifts to keep their offerings new and relevant.
Buying things online lets people look at your amazing handmade soap from the comfort of their own place of workplace, sofa, car, bed and home. The obvious one is having your own website but there are now plenty of alternatives like Amazon, Etsy and Ebay. Be careful with your profit margins however as fees can add up and destroy your profits.
4. Farmers Markets
Farmers markets present a useful opportunity to get your handmade soap products and brand in front of the local public. Stall fees can sometimes be excessive however and usually negate any proft you may make. Transport costs don't help either as of the time of writing so you should consider this a sometimes costly way to sell handmade soap.
There are a number of ways to sell handmade soap. The most popular include, but are not limited to, gift shops, farmers markets and markets in general, online and garden centres. All of these are quite easy to appoach and get started with. Be sure to get your prices right before you do any of these as they all lend themselves to different profit margins. When approaching other businesses be sure to know your stuff! Be honest, friendly and open to ideas. Many retail outlets will want something a bit special. Be prepared to work with people and remain open minded. Flexability is key here. People tend to trust sellers more if they are willing to work WITH them in some way.