Monday, November 28, 2011

1 more shipping update for internationals, and sampler packs are coming!

Hi all,

Just wanted to update for anyone who is international, and still having difficulty with the shipping. The new shipping profiles should have made it easier to get most things for the small flat rate shipping, but there is one combination that actually CAN fit in a small flat rate box, but because the shipping cut off is based on amount spent, I couldn't get this one in under the cut off. A shampoo and conditioner together, CAN fit in small flat rate. Since the cost of each is $10, I couldn't make the cut off $20.00, simply because the scrubs are the same price, and 2 scrubs cannot fit into small flat rate.

If you are international, and just want to order a shampoo & conditioner, please email me your scent choice for each according to what is available on the website, and your shipping address to: 

I will then generate an invoice for you that includes small flat rate shipping (either $11.35 or $13.25 depending on your country). This invoice will be through paypal, so you can log into paypal once you recieve it, and pay for it that way, and I will ship it out to you. 

I realize that shipping is expensive if international, and I'm doing everything I can to get that down, but at this point, the only thing cheaper would be padded envelopes, and I will not ship using those because they do not offer enough protection. I do not charge anything extra for shipping (no handling fees), only the actual cost to ship.

Another option that you all, whether domestic OR international will be able to benefit from, are sampler packs I am putting together. There will be a sampler pack for each collection, showcasing different products in each scent available. This way, you will get to try all scents in that particular collection, and all of the different forms those scents can come in (i.e., scrubs, lotions, shampoo & conditioner). I will not be doing them mix and match, because to make each sampler to order for every different scent, and product combination would be too time consuming, and I just can't do it. I will be making these up in advance, and that is the most efficient way for me to do it, since I work alone. These samplers will contain

1oz shampoo
1oz conditioner
2.9oz lotion
2 x 2.9oz sugar scrubs (2 different scents)

Since the Sinful collection only comes in scrubs, that one will be:
5 x 2.9oz scrubs in each available sinful scents.

The sampler packs will all ship small flat rate, and will be $10 each (with a total of 10.7oz product ) and the sinful sampler will be $12 each with a total of 14.5oz product.

It will take me a few weeks to get in the packaging and also to start making them up, so once I get everything going, I will list them on the site for sale. I hope this will encourage some of you who are thinking about trying my products to give it a go!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday collection, Lip Butters, and Solid Perfumes LIVE!

The Solid Perfumes, Lip Butters, and the new Holiday Collection are live up on the site now!

for a bit of a deal on the lip butters, get 3 for 10 bucks using the code LOVEMYLIPS

The code will be good through Christmas, and maybe even longer!

Note the Happy Button Face book page for updates also about our lotions.

Happy Button Soap Co.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shipping Update!

Hi all,

just a couple quick shipping updates...I further addressed the shipping issue, because I just wasn't happy with Big Cartel's settings, and I hated to discourage international people from even making a small order, due to 1 set shipping rate, so I changed that!!

I decided to use Paypal's shipping profiles instead of Bigcartel's, so now when you click the check out button, you will be re-directed to Paypal. It will ask you to enter your Zipcode, if within the US, or click on "Outside of the US" just next to that if you are International.

For Domestic shipping, I was able to break up all the states into Zones 2-8, with the regional rate pricing. So automatically, when you place an order, it will give you the appropriate regional rate for your zip/state. Some states were half in one zone, and half in another, so I went the the majority - there's only a very small difference, like maybe up to 50 cents per zone, and if it's significant at all, which it shouldn't be, I will still refund shipping.

Also, I broke it down by Dollar amount spent - so if you are only placing a small order, for $16.50 or less (which would be for one scrub, and a smaller *coming soon* item, 2 lotions, or a shampoo) it will automatically defualt to the small flat rate shipping of $5.00 ANYWHERE in the US. anything over $16.50 up to $50.00 would be Regional rate A shipping for your state, and if it's over $50.00, it would either go Regional Rate B if in Zones 1-4, or Medium flat rate ($10.50) from zones 5-8 (MFR in these zones is cheaper than regional rate. )

As for internationals - I still only have small, medium, and large flat rate, BUT, as I did for the domestic shipping, I also broke the international orders down by amount - so if you spend $16.50 or less, and are in Canada and Mexico, it will automatically default to Small flat rate which is $11.35, and anything over that amount will default to Medium flat rate, which is $26.55

For any other Country aside from Canada and Mexico, The same holds true - If you place an order for $16.50 or less, the shipping will default to small flat rate at $13.25, and anything over that amount will default to Medium Flat Rate shipping for $43.22  (this will hold up to 12 scrubs! so it's a good size box.)

I hope this helps you all when placing orders, so you wont have to put down more that what it will cost, also if I spend less time refunding shipping on every order, I can be making more product!

Have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Coming soon to Happy Button Soap Co!

I have been Dying to announce this for a few weeks, and now I finally can! Coming next weekend to Happy Button Soap Co:

Luscious Lip Butters and Solid Perfumes!

The Lip butters are made with the softest, most moisturizing oils to Keep your lips smooth and kissable just in time for the Mistletoe to be hung! These come in a .07oz black slim line lip balm tube.

Festive Christmas flavors available:

Red Velvet Cake
Butter Toffee Crunch
Peppermint Frosting

Solid Perfumes are all new scents blended by Bree to enchant your senses - These come in  .15oz oval lip balm tubes for easy application; no more sticking your finger into the pot!

Nazarene: The Scent of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Patchouli mingled with Ornage blossoms, and musk in the night air

Sacred: Nag Champa incense burning amongst freshly scattered Rose petals

Arctic Maiden: Frigid Ocean air touched with electrically charged Ozone, Eucalyptus, Musk, and Sandalwood

Dragon Lady: Dried wind blown leaves, smoky Sandalwood, cedar, Nag Champa incense entwinedwith the resinous depth of Dragon's Blood

In addition to all of that, a New Christmas Scrub Collection!

Gingerbread Brulee
Spiced Eggnog
Mulled Cider
Peppermint Frosting
*Winterberry will also be moved to this collection for the Holidays*

Last but not least, just a few quick updates I wanted to throw out there:

As much as I love the look of those square scrub containers, they are a pain in the butt to fill, as they tend to leave air bubbles which take me too long to work out. I have decided that once I use up the remaining square jars I have, I will be moving onto clear round jars (still 8oz) which will be a lot faster to fill (and much less of a pain in my booty.)

Also, I will be making some slight changes to the Scrub labels. The template I was using to create them was difficult to work with, but I have found a new program that I love, which makes creating new labels so much easier and way faster. For the most part, they will look the same, but with some very minor differences.

And lastly, after the Holidays, I will be removing the holiday Scrubs, to make room for some new scents  - But Never fear! they will be back again during the Holiday Season.  My goal is to periodically rotate scents out, and new ones in. Old favorites will be recycled back in from time to time, so do not worry!

I just want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have given Happy Button Soap Co. a chance, and I am always so amazed and humbled when I see so many of you coming back for repeat orders! You all Rock, and I hope you all have a blessed Holiday Season.