Benefits for Private Label Members
Private Labelers who purchase handcrafted soap or cosmetics from one or more sources and then resell it under their own private label are the newest addition to the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild family.
The HSCG works for private labelers in several ways - first by supporting and protecting the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry as a whole through education, legislative advocacy, insurance and more; second, by providing direct member benefits to private labelers that are geared toward assisting them in the business; and third, through the active promotion of partnerships between Private Label Members and Soapmaker Members for the formation mutually beneficial business arrangements.
A Private Label Membership is the in the name of the business and has an individual person connected to the membership as the owner. In addition, a "contact person" can be designated by the owner. If assigned, the contact person gets email and enews updates from HSCG instead of the owner. Both the owner and the contact person have unique log-ins to the HSCG Member Area.
For Your Business
Product & General Liability Insurance [Professional and Private Label Members]
Professional Handcrafter membership in the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, Inc. automatically includes $1 million product and general liability insurance as part of the membership benefit. The amount of insurance may be optionally increased to $2M. Property and/or professional liability coverage may also be added to the policy. The insurance is effective immediately upon receipt of dues and processing of the membership. See the Canadian Insurance FAQ for more details.
Private Label Members: Special group rates for product and general liability insurance have been negotiated for Private Label Members. The insurance is optional, and must be purchased directly from Veracity Insurance Solutions after the membership has been purchased; Private Label insurance is not included as part of the membership dues.
International Members: The member benefit insurance is only available for soap and cosmetic handcrafters within the United States and Canada; for handcrafters from other countries the insurance is excluded from the membership and the membership price adjusted accordingly.
Existing Insurance Coverage: For handcrafters who already have product liability insurance, the insurance portion of the membership may be waived and the membership price adjusted accordingly.
Free webstore [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
The HSCG has for a free starter webstore for members who need to get started with an eCommerce solution.
The stores are hosted by Volusion, and offer everything you need to set up your initial on-line eCommerce presence. Enter products, take orders and get paid (cart integrates with PayPal). When the time comes to go to the next level, your store can be converted to a full Volusion store (with the HSCG discount) without the need to re-enter your information.
Online Store discount from Volusion [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
Merchant Services at Group Rate [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
UPS Discount [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
HSCG Savings Center [All Members]
10% discount on SoapMaker Software [All Members]
Promotion and Marketing
Special Promotional Opportunities [All Members]
Use of the Member Logo [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
Use of the Why Handcrafted Soap? brochure [Professional, Vendor and Private Label Members]
Annual Conference Registration Discount [All Members]
Every year the HSCG has an Annual Conference. It is 3 days, filled with classes and presentations on a wide array of topics pertinent to soapmaking (including actual soapmaking demonstration and how-to sessions). Conference attendance is open to both members and non-members. Members receive a discount on the registration fee for themselves and up to three additional business associates.
Vendor Tier 1 Members receive FREE conference registration for two of their staff to attend the conference (non-transferable).