San Francisco Bath Salt Company is a high quality provider of all kinds of salts. Founded in 2002, it has quickly grown into a specialty outlet in San Francisco for every imaginable type of salt. Whether you are looking for some exotic cooking salts or something to put you to sleep after a hot bath, San Francisco Bath Salt Company has it all.
With connections to suppliers around the world, this company has pretty much every available salt under the sun. Also, this company is known for their amazing customer service. A quick visit to this page shows that customers are leaving literally dozens of reviews about their amazing products, services and prices. Here’s a brief excerpt from one happy customer.
“the quality of product is so far and beyond what you can buy at BBB (Bed Bath and Beyond) and the different scents are strong, crisp and have tons of options”
We were skeptical. After all, buying online reviews seems to be modern business practices these days – how would this company really stack up when put to the test? Here’s what we did.
First of all we had someone we know place an order on a Wednesday morning. We’ve dealt with SFBSC before, so we didn’t want to skew our results by ordering as a repeat customer. We placed a quick order for some basic sea salts. Order placed at 11:25 AM, PST. Step one done.
We ordered some very basic salts. All we bought was 5 lbs of Dead Sea Salt. For this San Francisco Bath Salt Company Review we decided to compare prices with a large retailer. Think large like Walmart. We decided to compare these guys to Walmart to see how competitive their prices are. So for a 5 lb bag of Dead Sea Salts, Walmart.com shows a price of $37.04 (at the time of our test). Comparing this price to the $17.09 that SFBSC is charging – and that’s not even on sale! I’m not sure how they managed to do that, but they literally priced their salts at 50% off Walmart prices. Is that even legal? 🙂
Next thing is we waited for shipped confirmation. These guys were really on their game so we got an email confirmation of this at 1:30 PM. 2 hours from ordering to out the door isn’t that bad by my count. Call me impatient but when I order, I pretty much expect my purchase to leave the company premises as I’m clicking the submit button after entering my credit card number.
So 2 hours time from purchase to the package being loaded on a truck somewhere… so far so good. However that’s not everything. They even threw in FREE SHIPPING. How sweet is that?
My skeptical side was setting in. Free shipping if it takes 4 weeks kind of doesn’t feel like free shipping anymore if you know what I mean. The waiting period began. Thursday came and went. Totally not expecting the package at this point it’s literally the day after it was shipped. Friday morning arrived and with it the package of salts from SFBSC.
Needless to say I was shocked. This company literally took my credit card on Wednesday morning, shipped Wednesday afternoon, and then I had my salts within one and a half working days?
I’ve never seen anything like that before.
So to sum it up. Their prices are half of what you pay at Walmart, their service is fast and their shipping is like greased lightning. Frankly, what is there not to like about this company?
We give San Francisco Bath Salt Company a solid 10/10 for their hard work in keeping picky people like myself satisfied.