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How does our Wax Melt Reviews and Promotion Service work?
You send us wax melts, we review them, and we publish your review. There's no charge to either of us. We are providing a service that can help your business get more exposure and clients, and most of the wax melt companies that sign up for this service report an increase in orders soon after the review goes live. We can review current scents as well as new scents that you might be testing, and seasonal scents that might not yet be available.
If you are a direct sales wax melt rep for a company such as Scentsy, Pink Zebra, PartyLite, Jewelry in Candles, etc., our review will first focus on YOU, the services you provide, and why someone should purchase through you instead of other reps. And of course all links in the review will point to your specific web page, Facebook page and group, YouTube channel, etc.
What do we do with the wax melts we review?
If there is any wax left after the review, we will usually sell it as part of a destash and donate 100% of the proceeds to a charitable animal welfare organization ($1,500 went to various animal welfare organizations in 2018, and about the same for 2017). We support various organizations that help stray, sick, hurt and abused cats, dogs, and other animals. With this review service, everybody gets to "pay it forward", from the wax company, to our reviewers, to the person who buys the wax. We have copies of donation receipts for anyone who would like to see them.
Do we get paid for reviews?
We've been approached by wax melt companies offering to pay us to publish positive reviews, and we don't do that. A paid review is not a review; it's an ad. People depend on our reviews because they're honest and accurate (well, as accurate as any objective review can be, since everyone's noses are different).
How is our Review and Promotion Service different from a regular review?
If we are a regular paying customer, we will not send you our review, but will post it whether it's positive or negative. Through this service, however, we will send our review to your first, and you can decide whether you want us to publish it or not. And if we're on the fence about the throw for a scent, where the score could go .5 point up or down, we will generally round up (with our regular reviews, we might round up or down).
If we are a regular paying customer, we might only post the review on our website, one Facebook page, and possibly YouTube. But through this service, we post your review on our website, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, several Facebook groups (including our own group with thousands of members, if it's retail wax) and pages, and other social media sites.
|We send review to you before it's published.||No||Yes|
|You can choose not to have review posted.*||No||Yes|
|If there's a question about throw, we may err a half point...||n/a||Up|
|Where we post your review||Website, one Facebook page, and maybe YouTube||Website, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, several Facebook groups (including our own group with thousands of members if company is retail), Facebook pages, and other social media sites|
How many scents do we need to review?
Ideally we'd like to review all of your scents, but if you carry a lot of scents, then around 15 to 20 should suffice. The more scents, the better the representation. In the past, we've had wax companies send only 5 or 6 of their best, strongest scents, only to find out from buyers who purchased from that company based on the review, that all of their other scents were subpar. Also, 2 oz. per scent is the minimum needed for a proper review; we "can" get by with 1.5 oz. but then we might not have anything left to do a video review (and YouTube is an important social media platform). Anything less than 1.5 oz. will most likely not be enough, since we may want to melt in different rooms and different warmers.
What if the throw is weak?
Most wax melt lovers are looking for scents with strong throw. There are many variables that affect throw. This is why we will sometimes test more than one cube of wax in different warmers and rooms if the throw is not strong. We use a standard 20 watt tabletop Glade warmer for reviews, but for weak throwers we may try a 24W warmer (which can help the throw, but may decrease the duration). If the wax is very soft, we might use a lower wattage warmer, since soft wax prefers lower temperatures.
If after changing warmers and rooms, the scent still doesn't throw well, we'll take a break and melt something that we know from experience is a strong thrower (from a different brand). If this other wax throws well, then the issue is indeed with the wax we're reviewing. If the strong throwing wax doesn't throw as well as we'd like, then the issue is something else (maybe someone has a cold or allergies that's affecting their sense of smell), in which case we may take a few days off and continue the review after that.
More info about our review service
We always include the company's official scent notes or scent description, if available. And we don't look at the scent notes for a scent until after its review is complete, because we don't want to be swayed by what we think the scent "should" smell like based on the notes.
Until April 2019, all reviews were performed by one person. But now there are two additional reviewers contributing to this service. Three noses are better than one!
How to sign up for our Wax Melt Review and Promotion Service
If you are a wax melt company, vendor, or sales rep, and would like to sign up for our Wax Melt Review and Promotion Service, there are several ways to get a hold of us: