To restate our situation, we have been seeing sales exceed expectations for this quarter. The timing of such low stock levels hits at a time of the year where we normally let stock levels fall to lower levels as we head into a slow sales period. With exceeding our sales goals, we are seeing the most Out of Stock (OOS) instances we have ever seen.
Current OOS products may not see replenishment until mid January due to our suppliers being in the same situation for much needed components. We have placed orders for every possible item we could, but there are a couple essential items unavailable until further notice.
BIG BAR! Soaps: The hemp soap base we use for the Activated Charcoal variant is unavailable from every supplier possible. Alternative sources are much more expensive. There is potential this is a manufacturer issue and could be related to a possible end of life for this formula. There is limited instocks for the PUMICE and OXFORD soaps which use a shea butter soap base.
LOTIONS, JUNK GREASE, BEARD CONDITIONER: The essential preservative ingredient has been hard to acquire. We had placed an order a month ago but the item was on back order. It has now shipped and should arrive this week. Priority will be placed on making Beard Conditioner first, then produce lotions.
WAX MELTS: The wax used is out of stock with our only known supplier for the specific wax used. Clamshells are on order, expected end of week or early next week. By the time we will be able to produce stock, we will be outside of the seasonal production timeline.
FOAMING FACE WASH: This is also in need of the preservative. Packaging (4oz jars) are needed. We will have jars later this week and may be able to produce over the weekend if possible. This is a very hot item and we are prioritizing its replenishment. Expect new amber jars!!!
ROOM SPRAYS: Most impacted by supply levels. Bottles and fragrance oil stock were depleted in preparation for holiday sales. We may be able to produce a small number of our most popular scents soon, and then bring to max capacity next month.
SHOWER GEL: Limited inventory will remain ongoing. This line will be replaced next year with HEAD 2 TOE All-in-One Liquid Soap in assorted scents. This new line will replace all liquid soaps and shampoos.
SHAMPOO BARS: This line is currently being deleted. We will introduce new bars late Spring 2022 with all new formulas and look. Development of these new “pressed” bars has been underway for some time.
J&L Shaving: OOS items will not be replenished. This line is being deleted with a new look and feel. Planned for late Winter launch.
CANDLES: Inventory of holiday and seasonal scents is very limited. No new stock will made of seasonal options until September 2022. Spring Seasonal scents will arrive in March 2022. All other scent options are in stock. We will make more this week. We plan to announce our special 4 8oz candle set 01/01/2022.
Our facilities will be closed from 12/24 through 12/26, as well as 12/31 through 1/2/2022. During this same period we will perform limited production.