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Brands Like Dr Squatch Exist, but Better

You have a choice when it comes to natural soaps. You may not know this, but there are other brands like Dr Squatch that offer better natural soaps and men’s grooming products, and much better customer service. If you’re looking for a Dr Squatch alternative, we’re going to give you all the reasons why Dapper Yankee is the better choice.

It isn’t our intention to disparage another company, but rather we want to bring awareness to the Dapper Yankee brand and let you know that you have better options available to you.

Dapper Yankee is One of Those Brands Like Dr Squatch

When it comes to natural soaps, Dr Squatch might be the first name that comes to mind.  They’ve been in business since 2015 and there’s no doubt that they have an excellent marketing strategy and the money to fund it.  But does a good marketing strategy mean that they have great products?  Not really. 

In recent years the quality of Dr Squatch products has diminished.  Customers have reported a noticeable decline in the scent and some customers have even reported that the soap is drying out their skin.  This could be due to a change in the ingredients or how the soap is made.  The diminishing scent may also be due to cutting back on how much fragrance is used in the soaps in order to cut costs.

There are other brands like Dr Squatch and Dapper Yankee is one that doesn’t cut corners.  We are focused on creating quality products that guys (and even some ladies) love to use.  The scents are strong, but not overpowering, and many linger on the skin long after the shower.

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Natural Soap Performance

There isn’t much difference between Dapper Yankee and Dr Squatch soaps in terms of ingredients.  When it comes to cold processed natural soaps, the ingredients will be similar across all brands. However, Dapper Yankee focuses on ingredients that not only work well in soap, but we create soaps that address common skin issues.

When comparing soap bars there are some other factors to consider.

Longevity

A downfall of using any natural soap is how quickly it melts compared to synthetic bar soap. You need to take special care of your natural soap bar to get the longest life out of it.  With one shower a day you can expect to get approximately 2 weeks of life out of your natural soap.

If you are an exceptionally hairy person, the soap bar won’t last as long compared to someone who has little body hair.  Another thing to consider is how dry you keep the bar between uses.  If the bar sits in water or doesn’t have adequate time to dry, it won’t last very long.

There are several things you can do to extend the life of your soap bar and prevent it from melting too quickly. At a minimum, we recommend that you use a soap tray that allows water to move away from the bar. You can also use a SoapStandle or soap sack to extend the life. With one shower per day and providing you use the recommended steps to keep your Dapper Yankee bar soap dry, you can easily get more than 2 weeks out of a bar.

Lather

Everyone loves a great lathering bar of soap, but with a great lather comes shorter life. The more lather it produces the quicker your bar will melt.  Although Dr Squatch has some good lather on several of their bars, you’ll likely be replacing them more often. Dapper Yankee balances great lather with longevity.

Scent

Unless you have sensitive skin, the fragrance is an important factor when choosing a natural soap bar.  The type of scents you like will determine what scent will work best for you.  Dr Squatch’s soap scents are good, but they aren’t great.  Many of their scents are weak and quickly diminish when you start using the bar.  Unlike Dapper Yankee soaps, where the scent is prominent, but not overpowering, down to the last little sliver.

Customer Service

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing any product is how you are treated, before, during, and after the sale. 

When it comes to brands like Dr Squatch, customer service isn’t something we give much thought to.  We add a product to our cart, checkout, and wait for the product to arrive. However, you should look at what a brand offers in terms of service before putting that first item in your cart.

Here are some things to consider before making that purchase:

  1. How intuitive is the brand’s website?  Is it easy to navigate? 
  2. Is there an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section and are all of (or the majority of) your questions answered? 
  3. How difficult is it to get in touch with a human being when you do have questions? Is the contact form easy to find?
  4. Does the brand have a return policy or guarantee?
  5. Are there published reviews on the website? Do they also include negative reviews?

Dr Squatch boasts that they have excellent service, but many of their customers find that reaching someone and getting a timely response can be difficult.  When you send an email to them, it sometimes takes 4 days before someone will respond.  That doesn’t sound like good service. However, Dapper Yankee will respond the same day or at the latest the next day.

When it comes to personal care products, Dapper Yankee understands that everyone is different, and what works for one person, might not work the same for another. This is why we offer a Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not happy with your purchase, we’ll work with you to to make it right.

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Transparency

Dapper Yankee believes in transparency. Being honest with your customers is just good customer service.

Of course, we think all of our products are great, but there may be some folks who don’t feel the same, and that’s OK. Like I said previously, everyone is different. We don’t delete our negative reviews. It’s important for you to make the choice on your own with as much information as possible.

Order Processing and Shipping

One of the biggest problems surrounding Dr Squatch’s customer service is their order processing and shipping times.  Dr Squatch says that it may take 1-3 business days to process an order, plus an additional 3-7 business days before you receive their products.  Now, this may sound like a standard operating procedure across many brands like Dr Squatch.  However, many Dr Squatch customers are waiting several weeks before receiving their order. 

Unfortunately, on-time shipping has been an ongoing issue with Dr Squatch and they continually fail to address the problem.  They have no problem investing in more marketing and introducing new products, but they aren’t investing in their customers. Waiting weeks to receive an order is completely unacceptable!

Dapper Yankee understands the importance of fast order processing and fast shipping. And we strive to process all of our orders the same day and ship them out the next business day. We also offer free priority shipping on all qualifying orders. It’s all part of Dapper Yankee’s commitment to offering excellent customer service.

Customer Rewards Program

Almost every business offers a customer rewards program now and Dapper Yankee and Dr Squatch are no exception. However, Dapper Yankee offers an overall better program than Dr Squatch.

Our reward points never expire (theirs expire after 6 months). And we offer a tiered rewards program that allows you to start earning 1.5x or 2x the rewards when you reach different levels. We also offer rewards for low point balances, so there’s always an opportunity to save! We value our customers and offering you a discount on your future purchases is our little way of saying thank you.

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Customer Input and Feedback

Dapper Yankee doesn’t have a team of marketing experts who decide on what scents or products they “think” customers will like. Everything offered including the scents have been inspired by our customer’s input and feedback. Also, if a product doesn’t perform to our standards or it isn’t a scent that we like, we’re not going to release it.

The Dapper Yanks Facebook group is the official fan page for Dapper Yankee and is a community of men and women who discuss their personal care product needs and help inspire us in creating new products. We also announce new product drops to the group before advertising them to the general public.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for an alternative to Dr Squatch, Dapper Yankee is the best choice. Along with great performing soaps and men’s grooming products, Dapper Yankee is hyper-focused on taking care of its customers.  We believe in transparency and open communication with every customer. And both current and future customers can expect to speak with someone who is knowledgable, personable, and who cares about their needs. Customers should never feel like they are just another sale. We truly value your business and want to establish long-term relationships with you.

We can say with confidence that Dapper Yankee is the better Dr Squatch alternative.  Better products, better scents, and better service.

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