HOW CAN I ORDER CUSTOM CANDLES FOR MY WEBSITE OR BOOK BOXES?
You can fill out our author interest form (link at the bottom of the page) if you're interested in custom candles. You can also send me an email at info@thebrightsidecandles if you have any questions!
WHAT ARE THE CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SCENTS?
We can customize the scent, the color, the labels and sometimes even the vessels. When we have our discovery call, we can discuss all the ways that we can make your candles stand out!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CANDLE SERVICES FOR AUTHORS?
We have plenty of options for authors to order custom candles. Whether you're ordering them for wholesale PR Boxes, gifts for your arc team, ordering them for you to sell on your own website, or just wanting to license with us (to sell on our website), we have options that work for almost everyone!
DO YOU OFFER THEMED EMBEDS ON TOP OF THE CANDLES?
Yes! We have a few molds, but we can also source molds for you. If we can find a suitable one then we will purchase it for you and add it to your invoice.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE CUSTOM CANDLES ONCE ORDERED?
It really depends on the requirements of the project. If we don't have to order any fragrances or jars for you, then turnaround time can be 2-3 weeks. For bigger projects or complex projects, then turn around time can be 4-6 weeks.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY FOR CUSTOM CANDLES?
MOQ is typically 25 candles per scent for pr boxes. If you're purchasing them as gifts for your team, we can look at smaller quantities.
CAN I GET SAMPLES OF DIFFERENT SCENTS AND COLORS BEFORE PLACING A LARGER ORDER?
Yes, if there is enough lead time, we can send you a sample size of the candle scent and color.
HOW DO I PROVIDE THE DETAILS FOR CUSTOMIZATION WHEN PLACING AN ORDER?
During our discovery call we will talk about the characters, any important scenes or anything important to the character that we can add to our candles to make them even more unique. Sometimes it's the character's favorite color or their favorite scent - we can talk about it in detail.
CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC FRAGRANCE THAT IS NOT ON YOUR REGULAR SCENT LIST?
Of course! We can source fragrances and blend them in house to get the scent you want. If you're not sure what you want we can ask you what "vibe" you want (comfy, bright, masculine, floral etc)
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS FOR BULK ORDERS OF CUSTOM CANDLES?
Yes! If you are ordering over 100 candles, then we can apply a wholesale discount.
ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS ON THE LENGTH OF CUSTOMIZATION TEXT OR DESIGN ON THE CANDLE LABELS?
Yes, depending on the size of your candle, we will be limited to the amount of text we can put on the labels especially because we still have to put important candle info on the labels as well (Federal Regulations). We can send a mockup prior to printing them if that helps you visualize. The alternative is having you print the labels and apply them yourself.
CAN YOU CREATE CUSTOM LABELS WITH MY BOOK COVER OR LOGO?
We can try to add elements that tie in to your book, whether we name the candles after your characters or customize the scent based on details from your book. Labels have a limited amount of space so we will try to accommodate where we can.
ARE YOUR CANDLES MADE FROM SOY WAX OR ANOTHER TYPE OF WAX?
We use coconut wax in our candles. It's non-toxic, vegan and burns with minimal amount of soot. It has a bright white appearance and we love the scent throw (how the candle smells when lit vs unlit).
DO YOU OFFER INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FOR CUSTOM CANDLE ORDERS?
Yes! Authors will be responsible for any customs fees or shipping charges incurred.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE RANGE FOR CUSTOM CANDLES?
It really depends on the quantity and the size of the jars. 2oz jars start at $9 each.
CAN I INCLUDE A PERSONALIZED NOTE OR MESSAGE WITH EACH CUSTOM CANDLE?
Yes, for an additional charge.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE TYPES OF BOOK THEMES OR GENRES YOU CAN CREATE CUSTOM CANDLES FOR?
No, we are happy to create candles for any genre of book themes. We do our research when working with authors to ensure we are not working with authors who spread harmful rhetoric.
CAN I REORDER THE SAME CUSTOM CANDLES IN THE FUTURE?
Of course! If we have the oils, your turnaround time may be faster too!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I PLACE AN ORDER FOR CUSTOM CANDLES?
Ideally, 4-6 weeks would be a good starting point. Especially if you want to receive samples. We may be able to do it sooner however there may be a rush fee.
Book Box FAQ
HOW DO WE PARTICIPATE IN BOOK BOXES?
You can fill out our form expressing your interest. Our book boxes are trope based so it's important to list all of the tropes in your book so we can match you to the best book box for your book.
DO YOU COMPENSATE AUTHORS IN YOUR BOOK BOXES?
Of course! Authors finalized for our book boxes are compensated and they are given the options we offer upfront.
CAN I APPLY EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE A BIG FOLLOWING?
Yes! We encourage all authors to apply - whether you're big or small, indie or trad published. Our goal is to support and uplift women in the bookish community!
I'VE BEEN IN A BOX BEFORE, CAN I REAPPLY?
We'd love to see you in our box again!
WHAT IF THE BOOK I SUGGEST IS FROM A SERIES?
We have the option to do your suggested book in the box and do special edition covers for the rest of the series to sell on our website separately.
DO YOU HAVE ANY REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS FOR BEING FEATURED IN A BOX?
Yes, we do have requirements from the authors especially when they are sending us their manuscripts. Our contracts will state what restrictions there are on authors.