Well, finally everything’s in place. It’s been a rather intensive few weeks behind the Fresholi scenes. Changes to Packaging & Restructuring
Restructuring prices and switching the packaging of some of our products over, from glass to HDPE bottles. This will help to absorb some of the impact of the impending price increases at Royal Mail, because HDPE is much lighter in weigh and far less fragile.
Of course, it goes without saying that essential oils will continue to be supplied in amber glass bottles, but of other materials, such as fragrance oils, lip balm flavours and some lipids, HDPE seems a sensible step to take to reduce the shipping costs to customers.
Just a quick note, unlike the glass bottles, the HDPE bottles will not have a dropper, as the affected materials were unable to be dispensed effectively through the orifice of the droppers, so these will be a simple screw cap that will make dispensing a little easier (which will save you the trouble of removing the dropper insert to get at the contents).
Streamlining & Simplifying
You will notice that some product, such as fragrance oils and lip balm flavours, will now have a standard price structure. This is to help keep things a little more streamline for us and the predictability is useful for customers who are planning their stock/future purchases when making site to site price comparisons and, for some ranges, they will no longer have to list individual products, simply a product range. Hopefully this is a positive move for us all.
Reductions Across The Whole Site
There have been price reductions across the whole site wherever it has been possible and I have also introduced bigger sizes for many products, to help make ordering Midi-Bulk easier. I am still working on adding bigger sizes, this will be an ongoing process, so bear with me.
Ooh… I am really excited to be adding a whole new range of products and this is only the first wave. There’s more to come. I thought it was time for Fresholi to explore its fun side with products that inspire a more colourful type of creativity. We are pleased to launch….
A new colour range... Concentrated water-soluble (skin-safe, food-safe) colourants, ideal for many M&P soaps, bath and body products.
Fragrance Oils... Previously, Fresholi only offered allergen-free fragrance oils, which are lovely, but the scent range can be limited. So for those wanting a little more excitement, I have introduced the first, standard fragrance oils in the collection for you to enjoy. I would, however, love to hear your suggestions on further lines that could be introduced – I am truly listening. Also, please do feel free to leave some product feedback (on the product pages of the site). It helps everyone.
I have brought back some old favourites, across the whole site and, in the next few weeks , there will be more as well as introducing more new products, so watch this space ;o)
Well, that’s it from me. I hope you enjoy all the new things that are taking place at Fresholi and please, feel free to leave a short product review or contact me if you have any suggestions on how Fresholi can improve things for you.
As I am finalising the details of the first wave of new additions to Fresholi, I have switched on the customer review facility. This allows for customers to easily leave feedback or a short review. I think this will be particularly useful in the coming weeks, when the new additions 'go live' so to speak.
It will be both useful for Fresholi but, most importantly, it will be useful for other customers. There's nothing quite like the shared views and opinions of others to help you decide whether a product is right for you.
There have been a few reviews added already (my sincerest thanks to them) and it would be wonderful (for everyone) if we could add some more. So, next time you visit the Fresholi Shop it would be utterly brilliant if you left a little review/feedback that you think might be useful to others, or maybe you just want to leave a comment for no other reason but to leave a comment. I, for one, would be ever so grateful but I know it would be very much appreciated by other visitors. Please also feel free to include your URL (this isn't linkable unfortunately, the software doesn't have that facility, but it could be copy & pasted).
Ooh... and if you haven't already, don't forget to submit your weblink to the main site. This does get a lot of interest from people looking for finished products so its worth adding yours. Remember, if you are a member of Fresholi, you can submit your press releases and news, to be published on the front page.
So, until the next update, stay happy and keep smiling :o)