Going out of business

I just realized I had posted this to social media but not the blog. Here goes.
To some of you, this will not entirely come as a surprise, but it sort of did to me: Foam on the Range will be wrapping up operations and shutting down by, the current estimate suggests, the end of the year.
There’s no massive tragedy which provoked this state of affairs, it’s just a collection of one thing and another leading to the gradual conclusion that it is time to put it to bed. I’ve been letting things slip through the cracks – mostly shipping orders late, but other things, too. Between other responsibilities, and my continuing anxiety/depression issues, and so forth, I concluded recently that it was time to bring the business to a tidy, intentional close, and stop fretting that I might continue to deteriorate until I’d destroyed the reputation for quality and service that I have worked to build over the last six and a half years.
At the moment, the plan is to maintain mostly-normal Etsy operations through October, including make-to-order and custom listings, so as not to leave anyone without their very most favoritest FotR items without some warning. Beginning in early November, you can expect the available selection to begin shrinking somewhat, and around that point I will begin to offer discounts and eventual clearance sales to get us to the end of the line.
It is not absolutely impossible that this or another, similar business might rise from the ashes in future, but at this point there are no specific plans to that effect.
Thank you all so very much for six awesome years. It’s been wonderful growing with and into this business as time has gone by, and I have learned an unbelievable amount.

About Amy Young

Founder of Foam on the Range soaps. View all posts by Amy Young

3 responses to “Going out of business

  • 3Redelta

    Sorry to hear! I downloaded your mouse jiggler and love it. I donated $10. Much better than the “Auto Mouse Mover” out there. It’s such a simple, little app, but so useful for me when I encode videos and don’t want to change the power options settings. Hope the best for you moving forward. Thanks for your creativity.

  • Elaine Bills

    Amy – I am so sorry to hear this. I have not placed an order through Etsy recently, but did through Amazon. Will miss your products. Take care of yourself.

    • Amy Young

      Thank you! The Amazon store is entirely shut down now but the Etsy store is still around for a few more weeks, so there’s still time for some last-minute stocking up.

      I’ll miss many things about running Foam on the Range, but it’s time to set it down and do other things instead.

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