Woo! It’s time to celebrate because the online store is now open. You can access the store at any time by clicking the Shop link in the menu bar at the top of every page on this site.
You may be asking yourself why buy New England Handmade Artisan Soaps here instead of at the Etsy store? Customers who purchase soaps here will have a couple of advantages over customers on Etsy.
First, all new soaps will appear here for a full week before they appear on Etsy, so you can be the first to order new soaps and make sure you don’t miss out if you order via the shop. That also means that if items sell out in this shop, they may never appear on Etsy, so if you really don’t want to miss it, check it out here.
Second, the shipping in the shop has been calculated by weight instead of by item. Etsy will not allow shipping to be calculated by weight, which is how the USPS calculates shipping. As a result, I have to calculate by item, which sometimes results in inaccurate shipping charges. While I do refund shipping overages that amount to more than $1.00, it is much simpler to pay the correct amount in the first place.
A final advantage to customers in this shop is that they will have the opportunity to order more items. I plan to list fewer numbers of soaps on Etsy—in many cases, only a maximum of three bars of the same soap will be listed on Etsy.
With all these reasons to try the new shop, it is my hope that if you have been a loyal customer of my Etsy store, that you will give the new shop a whirl.