Ok…I see in the article they are referring to TSA size limits and are comparing 89 ML and 100 ML bottles…and some say it could last them three weeks. I don’t know if most of those people are balding and just hanging on to their very last threads…but I have very thick hair and it’s not even long right now.
But I am looking right now at two tiny little bottles of shampoo: one 20 ML and one 32 ML and I do not see them lasting more than three nights maximum. Plus, you have to pound the product out of the plastic bottle and it is a real PITA and frustrating. There is no way a 30 ML bottle would last me 7 days unless I didn’t wash my hair every day. People on vacation aren’t conservative when someone else is footing the bill. So if you say you provide all the shampoos needed for their stay, then they just might be asking for another box after a couple of days. That’s what stops me from providing those items. I sleep up to 6 people and cannot provide 60 mini bottles of product.
You asked if it would be cost effective for $3 per guest? No, it wouldn’t. I can purchase a huge bottle of Tressemme shampoo, conditioner, Dove Body Wash, and Body Lotion for two bathrooms and it will last me months. Guests provided with tiny cute toiletries in a box like you provide are going to take off with them regardless if they use them or not.
I rent a self-contained space and already provide bunches of extras to make their cooking simple, complimentary coffee, creamer, etc. My little splurge for guests is in the theater room and they get all the popcorn they can pop in the machine or microwave and each guest receives a movie theater box size of candy. Each of those boxes of candy costs me $1 from Walmart. So short stays it does cost me more to provide that then longer stays. When I have four people staying a week then I spend $4 on candy. If I have three different stays during the week (with avg. four guests) then I am spending $12 on candy for that week. I have found that guests really tend to “value” the candy so I stick with it. But if I bought them each $3 worth of toiletries then that would be $12 per stay based on 4 people.
I think your product would be suited great for someone who has a really nice large house with upscale rooms that mimic a true B&B. I do think there is market for what you are offering.