As I was coming up for the title of my post all I could think of were some key phrases…
Calgon Take Me Away
Shopping’s Best Kept Secret
A Lifesaver of a Website
Where Were You All This Time
…. does that give you any indication as to how wonderful this site has been for me? Am I talking about fabulous shoes? No. Designer purses? Nope. Gorgeous jewelry? Nah. How bout a place that will give me the BEST hair and nail tips? Not quite.
Ok. I know this is not that exciting, you guys, but let me first just say a few things….
Soap.com saved my shopping trips. I heart Soap.com. For REAL. And you guys have GOT to look into this. Here’s why:
All this STUFF that you’re looking at are on my regular reorder list. And autoship is a DREAM. I know we go thru TP and PT like there’s no tomorrow! So why not have it on autoship? Saves my brain from something else to remember, right? So picture this… I’m going to the store to get all my stuff, and this BIG BULKY stuff takes up HALF of my cart, not to mention my CAR, then the hassle of lugging it all OUT of my car INTO my house, blah blah blah, in ADDITION to my groceries. Are you following me here?
Soap.com is more that SOAP. It has about every house keeping thing you can think of, PLUS personal care products, PLUS pet stuff, PLUS baby stuff (YES that would be Diapers.com) PLUS some food items believe it or not, PLUS even TOYS…. Seriously you guys, think about how much you just LOVE that trip to the store! HA! NOT!…. So imagine if that work is cut in HALF for you?
And free shipping. Yup. Easy peasy.
It’s all about convenience. Pure and simple.
How does the price fare up? The prices are about the same as what I pay at the store WITH tax. This has no tax. So the way I look at it, it’s break even for me, AND it just makes my life easier. As busy as we all are these days, who doesn’t want something simple, automated, dropped shipped to your door, no thoughts about it, BOOM, it’s done? It’s a no brainer!
It costs NOTHING to shop from there. It’s just a regular ole shopping site. Made to make our lives a bit easier.
If you’ve never shopped with Soap.com before, I have 20% off coupon they’ve given me to share with all my peeps. Just use my promo code IREN4511 when you get to checkout. Click on it and shop away!
P.S. Don’t forget about my little giveaway HERE. If you have your own personal assistant and you shop from Soap.com, it frees up THEIR time (one less errand for them to do for you, in other words) so they can do OTHER great things for you. … I’m all about efficiency here folks!
Technically, you are supposed to self report your “tax free” purchases on the internet and submit them yourself to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. (pays for police and stuff like that)
What??? For real??? Ugh. Is that something in the tax code? Well, no surprise there… The gov’t is out for whatever they can get. I can’t imagine ANYONE voluntarily reporting tax free purchases to the OTC. That is ridiculous for them to think anyone would…
Like seriously? Do you report your tax free stuff to the gov’t???
It is not only part of the tax code but also is a line on your tax return! If you have signed your return as truthful and haven’t added in these taxes, you have committed fraud. Certain on-line merchants send you a letter with each order telling you this (Garnet Hill). Think of it this way, you pay sales tax for goods in Oklahoma and your taxes are collected by the merchant and passed on to the government. Those taxes are used (some are city taxes) to pay police, libraries… all the things we expect government to help us out on. The local merchant must collect these taxes and is fined or closed down if he doesn’t. The online merchant who doesn’t collect them and pass them on (certain merchants do collect and pass on taxes if they have a physical presence in the state like Williams Sonoma)…that online merchant faces no consequences at this time (Congress is looking into changing that) but the online merchant has no stake in making sure your state continues to be able to provide its services. If people continue to shop online instead of locally in order to save the tax, pretty soon the local merchant, who pays rent and hires employees in the state, will not be able to compete and will close down. This is long but just the tip or the iceberg, as it were. Whether or not we think the government spends these funds wisely is a whole other discussion. PS I am not a lawyer or accountant and do not own a business.