FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
thank you so much for all your feedback
I am so excited you have decided to join Jared's ProPop Cart and monthly membership service. I thought I'd combine and condense all of the questions I've received so far for you to use as a resource. Once you've had a chance to review the questions and are satisfied with the answers, go and complete your order form here.
Everyone's responses were quite informative. Here are some questions you have asked.
1. What is the nutritional breakdown of your products.
2. What is the probiotic strain and number in each of your products.
3. Why is this better than Good Belly?
4. Do I have to get the combinations listed or can I get more ProPopsicles than ProPops?
5. Is it $50 a month for 3 months? That seems a little expensive, what is all included in that amount?.
6. Would the initial 10 be able to keep their discounted membership after you launch and raise the price?
7. Will the membership require auto-debit?
8. Will there be incremental memberships?
9. Am I prepared for the explosion of business that is going to happen with this idea?
10. Will the quality of products suffer by meeting the high demand?
11. Can I choose a different type of box each month? Or am I locked in to a specific mix of products?
12. What should I try first?
13. Are the boxes built for one person for one month?
14. How much probiotics should a person take daily/weekly?
15. What is the cost of shipping the product versus local pickup somewhere?
- What is the nutritional breakdown on each of my products?
It's important to know that probiotics feed on sugar so although there are sugar in most of my products, the probiotiocs eat the sugar lowering the number of grams of sugar in each product. So, as a general rule, the sodas have on average about 12 grams carbs per 8 ounces with about 110 calories, with the root beer being a bit more and the lavender lemonade being a bit less.
The fruit popsicles only have fruit, sugar, lemon/lime juice, and probiotics, so if you imagine making a smoothie at home with the ingredients then the nutritional info is about the same. The gourmet pops have about the same as a bowl of haagen daz ice cream, so if you don't eat that, then you probably wouldn't order them as well.
The Cramola (probiotic granola) only has nuts, coconut, fruit, and honey or maple sugar. If you are concerned about cals or specificially calorie limited, this probably isn't for you. However, if you eat nuts, trail mix, or granola already, this is definitely a better choice based on the fermentation aspect.
- What is the probiotic strain and number in each of the products?
Since this is a food-product, it can't be patented or formulated because I don't add anything to it other than foods. If you go to the store and buy a jar of naturally fermented sauerkraut or popsicles, you'll notice that all it says is there are 'live active cultures'. So my products are along the same lines as foods rather than a supplement. Generally when you see a product give specifics of strains, numbers, etc, it is because they have cultured it in a laboratory, and it's measurable. There is no way to give specifics on any of my products simply because each batch is different.
However, if you are interested in knowing which strains of bacteria and yeasts are generally in most of my products, here is a list.
- Why is this better than good belly?
They market themselves as simply a choice to get their own proprietary strains of bacteria as a daily dose of probiotics. I think of my ProPops as a treat that (oh, BTW) has a great way to get probiotics into your body. I have my own ProShots just as they do and are priced accordingly. All my products are simply healthier (and probiotic) versions of what's on the market today.
- Do I have to get the combination listed or can I get more Popsicles than ProPops?
- Is it $50 a month? It says three monthly payments... It seems a little expensive- what is all included in that amount?
Regarding being expensive, all my products are on par with a typical treat you might normally buy at the store, but with a completely healthier version. Each product is priced roughly $3.50-$5. I have included shipping in the $50 a month. Essentially you will be receiving roughly $50 worth of product if you purchased this directly from me. (As a side note, I recently bought a frappuccino for a friend at Starbucks for $4.95, so I am convinced my probiotic treats are a great value).
- Would the initial 10 be able to keep their discounted membership after you launch and raise the price?
- Will the membership require auto-debit?
- Will there be incremental memberships?
- Am I prepared for the explosion of business that is going to happen with this idea?
- Will the quality of products suffer by meeting the high demand?
- Can I choose a different type of box each month? Or am I locked in to a specific mix of products?
- What should I try first?
- Are the boxes built for one person for one month?
- How much probiotics should a person take daily/weekly?
- What is the cost of shipping the product versus local pickup somewhere?
I have priced door-to-door delivery all of the products in line with what most retailers sell my products. Shipping the sodas in their glass bottles will be a bit more than what it normally is priced at a couple of locations, but the granola and kombucha will be cheaper than retail price. And when you break down the per unit cost of each item, you'll find that it is a lot lower than buying it directly from me at markets or events. The purpose of the membership services is to allow you to have access to all my products and keeping all of the prices in-line. The sodas may be $0.50 more, but the granola may be $1.00 less.