You know, people come up to us and ask, “What’s the difference between Milled soap and Handmade soap?” They really do. We’ll be walking down the street and someone will beeline straight for us — eyes desperate — grab us by the shirt, and shout, “WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE??” (We have...
The other day on Facebook, I asked our Facebook gang if they preferred bar soap or body wash. I was surprised to find that most people were fans of bar soap, and that there were nearly as many reasons that people preferred bar soap (overall) over body wash. We're impartial...
Some people are super enthusiastic at the prospect of smelling like their favorite boozy beverage, but several people worry that it might be more of a socked-in-the-jaw-with-alcohol experience. That's why I'd like to assure you that the Gambler isn't a rough-and-tumble aggressive scent, it's inspired by whiskey. We think it...
Ok, ok... you got me. This isn't actually poop from real live unicorns
This 5-colored cleanliness creation does smell like rainbow sherbet and has a sprinkle of glitter on the top, yes, and in that way, it does very much resemble what you'd expect from the hindquarters of a majestic and magical steed, but it's not actually made from real fecal matter. I know.
You're probably really disappointed right now, aren't you?
One of the fun parts of our jobs is inventing.
But due to the nature of our business (outlined at the bottom of this post), we can't do a whole lot of it.
Spring, though, is time for us to order a whole messa new supplies and start inventing with great fervor, since whatever we invent in the Spring, we're stuck with for the rest of the year. And if we don't invent something in the Spring, we don't get to start inventing it at any other time, since it's too close to Christmas (yes, really).
Here are some exciting products that we're working on this Spring! Look for these in April and May!
Over the past week, we've seen a lot of searches for "Archaeology Soap," probably in response to one of our favorite sites (no kidding, not just saying that), Bored Panda.
Since we always endeavor to keep our fingers on the pulse of what people want, I wanted to take this opportunity to settle the archeological investigations into Archeology Soap.
Russ and I are really excited for May's National Parks Soap Subscription, which will feature Crater Lake!
We visited there last fall (see photo, above) and had a great time. There's really no way to describe how beautiful Crater Lake is. You have to see it in person.
We probably will never have a sale on the above products.
Here's why: we have to stay in business.
It comes down to pricing.
Side note: I wrote an article about product pricing for Pyragraph and you might be interested in it if you're interested in our business.
Our production is 100% handmade...
Ah, sexy, sexy stats. I bet you never thought of stats as a sales proposition, but we at Outlaw Soaps watch every aspect of our business, and stats tell a great story. 59% of our orders are from repeat customers. That means that our customers are very happy with their purchases... so much...
Oh, the irony... we get this name for ourselves being outlaws! On the run! Never predictable! No dull moments!
But the reality is that a lot of what we do and make has to be predictable for our business. We need predictable products for our wholesale accounts, people get hooked on our products and get upset when we discontinue them, reporting is a thousand times simpler when we're predictable, and (possibly most importantly) product development is a money suck... so many reasons to enjoy predictability.
When we're predictable, it means we're basically doing a good job.
I got to thinking... why beard oil? Certainly men aren't the only people with brittle, hard to manage hair on their heads.
You may or may not have noticed, but I have blue hair. I know what you're thinking: it looks so natural! But guess what! It is totally not natural.