Enough to Make Your Eyes Cross
So, I'm making real progress on figuring out exactly how much money I need to make my first round of products. I've decided on the packaging (mainly consisting of bottles/jars, caps/lids/dispensers, labels, and other things like shrink bands and sealing liners), the actual product ingredients themselves (that list is a mile long), and then of course the equipment necessary to facilitate make large quantities quickly and easily. It looks like I'll be making 20-30 of each product (example: 22, 1 oz sample size and 20, 6 oz full size). I should have a number for that by the end of the day.
The next number I need is for things like running the website to sell and other costs of doing business (ie. accounting software, soapmaker pro etc). Since I'll be running this from home, I don't have the overhead of a warehouse or a brick and mortar retail store, but I will need an e-commerce store that supports having subscriptions. I'm still doing the research on that and have some sites in mind.
Also, I've got product prices set and perks for the campaign set! Yay!
Anyways, back to it!
Julie Hammer is the owner of Hammer Soaps Bath & Body.