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Quentin

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Quentin last won the day on December 26 2018

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About Quentin

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  • Birthday 03/27/1958

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    -- Mississippi
  • Interests
    Candles, Lip Balm

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  1. You don't need to do anything. You're an individual selling your own pictures, etc. Just collect your money and take it to the bank. Some will say that's bad advice. I don't think so.
  2. We've discussed the temperature drop caused by adding FO to hot wax here before. This idea to combat that popped into my head the other day and I went ahead with it. The picture is of a coffee mug warmer heating up fragrance oil and keeping it warm until it's time to add it to the wax. It heated the FO up to about 143F and kept it that way until I was ready for it. I'd be willing to bet that @MilosCandles probably already thought about this, so I'm not taking credit for the idea.
  3. All of these are good ideas. I'll cut and paste these and those from the others on a Product Profile sheet. That's another project I'm working on now. Floaters may be a "hard sell", but it can't be harder than selling life insurance!
  4. Ignorance is bliss. I would never have known that floating candles were a hard sell had I not started this topic. When I first went on the road as a traveling salesman for Ben Rickert in the mid-1980s, the guy that hired me never told me that our company's products (soap and candles) were a "hard sell." So with the confidence that comes with ignorance, I went on the road. I opened up new accounts across a gigantic territory. I got appointments with buyers from major department stores that no one in our company had ever been able to see. When I was asked at my first sales meeting how I was able to get into see those buyers when no one else had before, I gave them my answer; I called them on the phone and asked for an appointment. That was all I did. I have an idea of how to sell floating candles and make it a repeat business, too. I'll enter that area of the industry with the same happy-go-lucky attitude that I always seem to have.
  5. A hard paraffin. So I could use 4625, since I have several cases that I ordered by mistake and need to get rid of the stuff.
  6. I'm getting ready to delve into floating candles. Does anyone have a recommendation on a good wax for this purpose? Are floating candles usually made unscented?
  7. I looked for the link to the company from whom I bought the matchbooks. I seem to have misplaced it. I'll have to wait until they arrive to find out who it was that I gave my money.
  8. In two sentences or less, please state what a seasonal subscription box is as I don't know. After learning the definition, my first question would be how do you get subscribers?
  9. I don't know who my customer is and don't know how to find out. The truth of the matter is I don't have any customers. All I've done so far is spend money.
  10. Very nice indeed. A little difficult to carry in your pocket in place of business cards, though.
  11. I have the link somewhere. I'll post it as soon as I can dig it up.🙂
  12. I have. I posted here a few weeks ago that I planned to use them instead of business cards. No one seemed too interested at the time. I've ordered 2500. Should be here in about 2 weeks.
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