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Why We Left Etsy

Why We Left Etsy

Why We Left Etsy

Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. It seems like a perfect solution for new and veteran creators alike. It offers a variety of marketing strategies, “free” publicity within its own website, and a trusted name everyone has heard.

Using the Etsy platform was a great start for our business and we had a wonderful experience on the platform. It allowed us a “free” area to post our products and allow us to see if people were interested in what we had to offer. It provided us with a way to showcase our merchandise on a clean, familiar interface. We even gained a few customers through the Etsy website!

Transitioning to our own website has given us significant control over our brand along with various other benefits:

  • A savings of roughly 20% of all profit lost due to Etsy’s fees.
  • Freedom to add/expand/build features that will help our customers save money.
  • Custom website navigation/linking/pages/colors – like this blog for example.
  • More coupons – for you! [TENOFFSOAP saves you 10%!].
  • Extensive security and daily backups.
  • Brand recognition and marketability.
  • More extensive social media integration.
  • Ability to accept Bitcoin and Litecoin payments.

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What It Means For You

As a customer, you will benefit from a more developed brand. We will be able to transfer some of our savings to you through various coupons and promotions that we are able to run with our exciting new website features. We want to thank all of you for understanding and making the move with us to this new beautiful website where we are able to grow our brand exactly how we want to.

If you have any questions about the move, pricing, or business inquiries visit our About Us page and fill out our contact form. Alternatively, you can Email Us.

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Why You Should Use Hand-Crafted Soap

CocoLoco Soap
Featured image: CocoLoco Vegan Soap

Why You Should Use Hand-Crafted Soap

Did you know that most people have never actually used soap? Take a look at the bar/bottle of commercial “soap” sitting in your bathroom right now. Commercial soap found in stores is made with chemical detergents, hardeners, and synthetic lathering agents. These chemicals are often the reason for dry or irritated skin and also make them ineligible to be called or labeled as soap.

Natural Coconut Oil
We use all natural oils in our soaps from a company that is NON-GMO USDA Certified as well as Rain Forest Alliance Certified!

According to the FDA’s official website:

Not every product marketed as soap meets FDA’s definition of the term. FDA interprets the term “soap” to apply only when:

  • the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids and the product’s detergent properties are due to the alkali-fatty acid compounds, and
  • the product is labeled, sold, and represented solely as soap [21 CFR 701.20].

By producing hand-crafted soap we naturally create glycerin in our bars.  Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to the skin. Some commercial “soaps” remove the glycerin to sell for extra profit to be used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and skin products. Without glycerin, these commercial “soaps” are not nearly as skin loving as our hand-crafted bars! Your skin is your largest organ. What are you putting into it?

RISoap The SoapCrafter Samples
Our soap is made in different colors, scents, and sizes due to our hand-crafted small batch business model!

Several of our customers with highly sensitive skin have reported no issues and have fallen in love with our soap as it allows them to use something other than plain scentless chemical soap!

Interested in making your first purchase? Shop now! Use coupon code “TENOFFSOAP” to save 10% on your purchase.

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Happy New Year!

RISoap The SoapCrafter New Year 2018

Thank you for visiting the new The SoapCrafter website! We are looking forward to several new and exciting types of soap and perfume oils in the new year! We also plan on expanding our product line to include bath bombs!

A look back at 2017:

  • The SoapCrafter was created in August of 2017 in East Greenwich, RI.
  • Our first product, The Black Pearl was designed.
  • Shortly after our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Etsy pages were created.
  • We created a total of fifteen different products to place in our shop.
  • We had a total of 42 sales in our first few months selling over 90 bars of soap.
  • In order to have more control over our online presence, we decided to design our own website.
  • In December of 2017 RISoap was launched.
  • Shortly after launching our new website we integrated Bitcoin and Litecoin payments.

We look forward to hitting many new milestones and creating several great new products this year.

Have a fun and safe holiday season!

All of our products are hand-crafted in Rhode Island, USA.