Often times we get new customers that buy wholesale bath bombs from us and are frustrated because they do not receive sales rite away. 9 times out of 10 it is because of one simple mistake, can you guess what that mistake is? They buy a lot of bath bombs and post them on a pretty website thinking they will get sales right out the door. Wrong! We recommend all of our customers to advertise and sell in these 3 magical places before even investing time or money on a website.
1) Utilize social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram etc. These are all free to use and create accounts. The magical thing is these social platforms can import your friends and family directly from your email or phone contacts! Start spreading the word and friends and family members will help that fire grow! This is fast, free and effective!
2) Local Flea markets. There are 2 great reasons why you want to attend local flea markets. One there is a lot of foot traffic which is key, The magic of bath bombs is they smell very good and are very colorful. All they have to do is walk by and they will be drawn to your stand. Two is very low start up cost booths cost is usually anywhere between $25-$50. Keep in mind these are people that come to shop. Give everyone your contact info for down the road so you can then point your residual business to your website.
3) Farmers Markets. Farmers markets are excellent and help you get of the ground quick. Here is an example of a local farmers market in our town Laporte Farmers Market. They are usually every weekend and have a low attendance fee. Usually around $25-60. A majority of attendees are already in the market for or are enthusiast of handmade products. This group of people respect the craft and artisans and don't mind paying a premium to enjoy them. Be sure to hand out your info such as number or email address to stay in contact with your residual clients. Doing so will make it just a quick email for them to convert to your online store.
So you see buying a bunch of bath bombs and then building a website where you sink a lot of time and money into is not the way to gain exposure quickly and get your brand of the ground. Getting in front of friends , family and potential clients who are in the market for handmade premium bath bombs is where the secret sauce comes into play! Once you are comfortable with the amount of clients and residual business you have obtained then it is time to head over to weebly or shopify and get an online store set up.