The Bonehouse to some is considered an “expensive” shop. Expensive is in quotations because we want to have a discussion about what that word means to us.
By posting this we hope to shed some light on the price of our goods and why we rarely have sales. This isn’t a post blasting those who offer or those who participate in Black Friday.
We all compare prices, and love a good sale. I get it, but there is more to consider than just sticker amount.
When you are small local business without huge buying power. When you are committed to the health and happiness of dogs, humans, and our planet. When the entire cost of a product is important to you, curating and pricing retail items becomes tricky. Oh, how much easier life would be if these things didn’t matter.
Products made in unregulated factories are very cheap for stores to purchase, allowing for a ridiculous mark up while remaining to appear inexpensive to the consumer. And if the initial mark up is very high, stores can afford to have sales and greatly discount their prices. The store still makes a lot money and the consumer buys cheap products. Hey, that sounds like a win, win… if you don’t consider the human and the environmental cost of these products?
Merchandise made in an unregulated factory is so cheap to produce because its made by people who are paid very little, and work in deplorable and unsafe conditions. To keep the cost as low as possible the cheapest materials are used regardless if harmful or toxic.
These products cost human’s their rights and dignity. The environment pays a price. Toxic products put the health of the consumer and the factory workers at risk.
Our sticker price may appear high, but our products, by our definition are not expensive. They are fair.
We rarely have sales because we pay fair prices for quality, eco conscious products. We always keep our markup to a minimum offering you a fair price on products you can feel good about purchasing all year. We are guided by passion not lead by profit.
For the love not the money!