Mint 2022 Updates
Mint’s new website is set to launch sometime in early 2022! Mint will be located at www.mintsweetlittlethings.com and we’ll have an automated re-direct from the old ohmint.com website for a little while so that everyone can get used to the change!
Our email addresses will remain the same (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to mark us all as okay in your email settings to make sure future emails and offers aren’t being directed to your spam box.
Price increases will take effect the first week of January, 2022. We have long been absorbing increases on freight, containers, product, labor, and shipping materials over the past two years, but without a retail website to offset those lost margins, it is impossible to continue selling some of our line at 2013 prices. (During the back to school season in 2021, we air freighted the majority of backpacks, lunch boxes, and nap mats in order to keep your shelves stocked, and absorbed those expenses 100%.) We’ve tripled our purchase orders for 2022 inventories and increased numbers of planned container shipments to try to avoid a repeat of this year the best we can, but as we’ve all learned these past 2 years, some challenges are out of our control.
Although we’ve never added shipping & handling, they may make an appearance if we continue to incur increases on shipping materials & freight charges. However, we’ve designed new custom tapes to add to blank stock boxes to cut some of the costs of our custom-printed boxes. We encourage everyone to re-use these boxes—they’re excellent quality. Some of our Mint shipping boxes increased to over $6 each due to pulp prices!
2022 Showroom Dates: Appointments are not required, but
they are rewarded with free shipping and other goodies! You’ll be first to see
the newest designs and the first to receive them in your store! Appointments
help us prepare with adequate staffing, supplies, and bottles of
wine. We hope to see you there! Below are the dates we’ll be in the
showroom from 9-6 pm each day:
-January: 11th through the 17th
-July: 12th through 18th
You’ll start to notice new hangtags on your Mint items—with a removable peppermint logo sticker! We are super excited about this small upgrade, but we think it’s really fun and kids (and 48 year old women like me) will love them.
As a reminder, all Mint items without lunchbox linings are machine washable in cold water on a delicate setting. Lay flat or hang to dry! Yes, this includes our nap mats—care labels are hidden behind the pillow attachment. Lunch items need to be spot-cleaned only. Improved care labels will begin to appear on Mint stuff later in 2022.
Thank you for another terrific year of partnership—and thank you for taking the time to read our updates!