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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2011, 09:24:41 PM »

Would it be worth doing a blog post about why people should buy handmade soap.. copy to your site and copy the text as a notice on your stand too? You could do something simple, bullet points etc ... you could FB and Tweet it too just to get a wider audience?
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2011, 09:41:40 PM »

It's so hard, isn't it? I agree people need educating, but some are just not open to listening to a 'different version'.  I think they think we might just be trying to flog them our stuff.

It's also tiring to repeat the same thing over and over again, so a simple leaflet is probably a good idea.

I actually just thought a 'comparison' table with concise text (bullet point style) on commercial x handmade soap printed in a card size may be just enough.   :buttrf:
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2011, 09:46:30 PM »

Both good ideas. Thank you.
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2011, 10:39:45 PM »

It's a good idea to do something promoting handmade soap and your own products, but I don't think it's a good idea to do a comparison. It may read a bit like 'mine is better than theirs'. You don't need to compare yours to anyone elses, commercial or otherwise, plug it for it's own strengths. As Andy says, some people are just not open to it. Dare I add, I think the best thing you could work on is how you deal with these people that make flippant comments.
This might sound a bit like work on your attitude, it's not. Work on your communication skills on how you deal with this and the confidence to do so.

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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2011, 11:40:49 PM »

Suzanne, would it be worth printing out a wee handout explaining the difference between commercial soap & yours & why yours is so much better for the skin?.

I have made one of these. My other half sticks it on the front of the stall.  It has helped to educate him - I dunno about the customers  :mwaha:. vistaprint did a free small banner offer the other day so I have got a banner with it on coming as well.
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2011, 04:19:12 AM »

Goaty has a storyboard of her soap. from the uder pul to the finished product. i think just a list of what goes in your soap with a list of what goes in a commercial home brand may be good avoiding eos as allergens may scare. but put something like i can tell u what is in it and where the ingrediants are from etb blar blar pttttphpt to the lot of u x
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