That's the bottom line. Plus, I don't always go for "cheapest". There are other other variables that may cause me to prefer one supplier over another. My food-grade lye supplier is not the cheapest, but I "love my lye". I love the quality, the way it's packaged, the fast shipment (from California, btw) and I like how they've responded to my questions. I will probably never buy my lye from anyone else.Lovehound said:Well that's $1.80/pound, not much better than my price. Maybe my price isn't that bad at all.
The best idea is to find out where several suppliers are and then start with the one nearest you, comparing prices. The closer the supplier the cheaper the shipping, and the quicker you get your order too. For that reason the best supplier won't be the same for everybody but rather depends where you are and where they are.
No, they're not. I was giving an example of how I include other factors, and not just price, to determine what suppliers I use. I've never had a reason to try AAA, because I'm happy with my current supplier. Now, when I start to sell and produce more soap, AAA may become an option for me, because price will be a bigger factor.Lovehound said:Cerfified's prices aren't as good as AAA, $3.49/lb vs. about $2/lb. I pay a bit over $4/lb for Roebic's at Loew's so it has to be a lot better deal to hassle ordering and shipping. (AAA food grade is about $2.50/lb.)
You know how we all have to keep finding the best prices, and of course the best products too. Thanks for the info and it's not your fault about Certified's prices.