Guide to Stocking Products on House of Scoville

Guide to Stocking Products on House of Scoville

So you are handcrafting sauces for a living or perhaps as a side hobby? The feedback you receive from family, mates or at your local market is excellent? You are now at a stage where you'd like to scale up your activity by seling online?

If the above sounds like you, then well done! You've done the hardest part.

The good news is that we'd love to hear from you! But before you contact us, please go through the guide below and make sure you've got the required information ready so we can get your sauces on our website and stock up our inventory quickly.

If you have recently started your business, note the following:

  • We may request samples to inspect the quality of the product, labels and taste the sauce itself. We'll provide constructive feedback, of course. The address for samples is different from our warehouse so please do not send us samples before contacting us first.
  • When this is your first time selling on House of Scoville, we'll probably stock a limited number of products, typically around 3-6 for each product. This allows us to see how well they sell. Once they sell out, we will top up our inventory with a larger order.

Information on each bottle

Barcode

We request that each of your product is labelled with a barcode. This will help us greatly in managing your inventory and ensuring no errors are made when picking the right products. To learn more about barcoding your products, please refer to www.gs1us.org

Expiry date

We are still a young company and despite sales growing, we simply cannot hold inventory for sauces expiring soon. Please ensure that at least 12 months remain before your product expires.

Some exceptions may apply, please speak to us if you are unsure (admin@houseofscoville.com.au).

List of ingredients

Complete list of ingredients as per your label requirements.

Please specify which type of chillies are used as our chillihead customers want this information. It also helps us classify your sauce correctly on our website.

Packing

We ask our providers to take special care in packaging the bottles as to avoid any breakage during handling and transportation to avoid costly replacements and delays in replenishing our stocks.

Information on the carton

Address

All orders should be sent to the following address:

House of Scoville
2/1 Secombe Place
Moorebank NSW 2170
Australia

Delivery Advice Number

A delivery advice number is a number that helps our warehouse staff identify what order your parcel(s) corresponds to. It will be provided to you by us once the order is confirmed.

Please ensure that it is clearly written on the parcel.

Information to provide HoS for product pages

We want our website to be as informative as possible to help our customers make the right decision when purchasing sauces. People who end up buying a sauce on HoS have viewed an average of 12 products before checking out. Their decision is often based on the product descriptions, images, dietary requirements and ingredients. The following information also helps us classify your sauces on our website.

Please share the following with us:

Product description

This information should be formulated in a way that makes readers drool - and therefore want to buy your sauce! Describe the flavour, the heat level, the texture. A good description is usually a couple short paragraphs long.

Serving suggestions

What do you recommend people to taste your sauce on?

Do you have any recipes using your product? If so, feel free to share them with us as we can showcase them on our spicy food recipe section.

Details of awards, if any

Eg. GOLD WINNER - 2016 Australian RASV Food Awards

Product imagery

High resolution of your product with a white or transparent background.

For example, see the picture below:

You may want to search for local photographers such as DigiSKU in Brisbane who can help with product photography. If your budget is tight, you can buy a photo box as follow, and take good pictures with your phone.

Product Photography Kit Photo box

Feel free to send us your picture(s) and we'll let you know if they need to be reworked. We can also do some photo editing for a small fee.

 

Full list of ingredients

As described earlier:

Complete list of ingredients as per your label requirements.

Please specify which type of chillies are used as our chillihead customers want this information. It also helps us classify your sauce correctly on our website.

Any allergy-related information

We understand some individuals may have allergies. For that reason, it is crucial that we are made aware of the presence of any ingredient potentially causing allergic reactions.

Additional information

This makes it easier for our customers to select which sauce may be best suited for them.

Is your sauce?

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • Preservatives-free
  • Low Sodium
  • Award-winning
  • Scoville rating
  • Etc


Information about your brand

In addition to product pages, we have a page for each vendor which has a little intro to your brand as well as the products listed below (See example here).

Tell potential customers a little more about yourself, your story, what makes your sauces unique and so tasty.

Length: 50 to 250 words

 

If you have all of the above, please give us a shout!