Wolfpac shaving has closed its doors.

Discussion started by lerenau, May 16, 2018.

  1. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Sad ::(

    So the sample in the PCTB5 (and I think remains of a tub with @gthomas04) are now rare unobtainium!
     
  2. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

  3. Kaeckerut

    Kaeckerut Member

    Wow. I was on their site earlier today because I saw a post on another forum from December mentioning they were out of stock of all their soaps. They were still out of stock when I checked and I guess this explains why.

    There is still stock on The Stray Whisker of 4 of the varieties if anyone wants to stock up.
     
  4. borked

    borked Shave, collect B&M pokemon, vodka, sleep, repeat Grand Society Group Buy Associate Da Menth Heads

    I may be mistaken, yet wasn't it owned by a member here?
     
  5. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Wolfpac was a member here on P&C, I'm not 100% sure?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  6. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Da Menth Heads

    What a shame as it was my first soap that I purchased :(
     
  7. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

    I heard about this a few months ago via a UK vendor as they began winding up, it's always sad when an Aussie vendor shutters. The pressures of the current market with so many players is making it very difficult for those without an edge or a standout presence to remain viable.
     
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  8. sealer

    sealer Member

    I own one of his soaps and still have a sample of another. It is always sad to see a local manufacturer closing its doors, and I am not sure the reasons easily. AS I said to a friend some time ago making awesome dishes won't make you a profitable chef... there is a lot in the run that is not linked with the quality of a product (and I had not the best experiences with Wolfpac, it was nice, but it leave my skin a bit too dry, but I know many people that liked it a lot) but also there is a lot regarding bussines strategy, management of costs, unexpected losses, taxes etc...
    I just hope this is the result of personal decision or a change on the views of the Wolf family and not a financial/family problem.... Diversity is a keystone element of or shaving hobby, and it becames reduced as anyone closes their doors
    P.s> I was about to put on sale the Italian orchard tub with the Thomas tew splash. I will now restrain myself, not for earnin millions by selling it in a coupe of years, but for keeping a vbit of Ozzy Shaving history, as I keep a bit of the old tallow Shaver heaven soaps...
     
  9. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    You see a lot of this - enthusiasts trying to make a business out of a hobby. It won't always work, even if the product is good. A very niche market, and already saturated with good and classic products that can all do the same thing, and do it just as well - for many people.
     
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  10. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    To be fair, that's how businesses start. So, credit where due.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Most of us never even got *that* far.
     
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  11. mark123abc0

    mark123abc0 Member

    I really enjoy the Wolfpac I have, it's a shame to see them go
     
  12. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    My wife has her own business. Been going 20+ years and maintaining clients without any advertising $$ whatsoever, or stock or premises to run. But she's selling expertise, not consumable products. Plenty of small businesses operate this way. When you had to add lots of other variables, overheads and costs, the risk increases.
     
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  13. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey

    I have a lot of respect for anyone who runs their own business and takes it seriously.
    It must require a huge amount of determination and commitment.

    *tips hat
     
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