03-30-2014, 04:08 AM
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Just read a notice from Joe at Italian Barber on FaceBook. IB will now be the N.American distributor for PC. Congrats to Joe and Marco!!!!
Enjoy the week!

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 03-30-2014, 04:15 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Congratulations are in order.

This will be beneficial for the North American market, in terms of ease of acquirement.

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 03-30-2014, 06:11 AM
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  • v4257
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This is great news. PC is a great soap - which I got to try - thanks to Ravi.

It is priced reasonably in Italy ($15) - but the shipping cost makes it much more expensive. Assuming IB is able to sell it at the same price it retails in Italy - this will be a great for all.

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 03-30-2014, 06:47 AM
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  • Lutebro
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I saw this too and can't wait! PC is one of my absolute best soaps!

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 03-30-2014, 06:57 AM
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Props to Joe @ IB, he hustle's to bring us some very cool and hard to get gear, thanks Joe Biggrin

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 03-30-2014, 08:20 AM
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THIS is great news. I'm hoping there will not be too much of a markup. PC is a wonderful product!

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 03-30-2014, 08:45 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Thanks for the heads up! And I'll echo the props to Joe Biggrin!

PC is a favorite that always has a place in my den as I love the scents and performance. My only gripe has been the sporadic availability (and of course shipping charges Tongue), so it would be great if at least one out of two is remedied.

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 03-30-2014, 02:13 PM
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Joe gets my vote for the first face on the Mt. Rushmore of Wet Shaving.

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 03-30-2014, 02:37 PM
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  • Arcadies
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This is great news! Due to total cost after shipping, I've always avoided PC; the fact that it's rarely in stock didn't help either.

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 03-30-2014, 05:55 PM
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  • evnpar
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Leave it to Joe to pull this off. You almost have to win the PannaCrema lottery to get your hands on it now.

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 03-30-2014, 05:58 PM
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This is good news

PannaVrema has been on my want list

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 03-31-2014, 06:51 PM
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The half off coupons make it much more reasonable with shipping offset. Will be interesting to see how IB prices it and how that compares to ordering direct with the half off voucher.

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 03-31-2014, 06:55 PM
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  • Agravic
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I would be very surprised if IB offers the coupon program that was/is offered by the manufacturer.

I suspect the PannaCrema soaps will be priced reasonably by IB, i.e. competitively with other soaps of similar caliber, and accounting for bulk shipping costs, customs/handling, etc.

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 04-01-2014, 01:49 AM
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  • Elendil
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Fantastic news. Congrats, Joe!

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 04-01-2014, 07:57 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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I imagine that the loyalty program will be dissolved with the addition of distribution. A manufacturer has to decide between direct sales and distribution, it is difficult to be successful in both as by offering direct discounts you are competing directly with your customers (distributors). The whole point of using distribution is to cut down on the amount of logistics involved with taking individual orders, it is much easier to ship out one box with 500 soaps than it is 100 boxes with 5 soaps. I doubt Marco will stop taking orders, but it would be wise for him to increase his distribution network and focus on production.

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 04-01-2014, 08:50 PM
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What do the different ones smell like?

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