Monday, December 20, 2010

Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp - Week #13

We have come to the final week of Holiday Boot Camp.  There are a few things being talked about here.  One is shipping.  I used to have free shipping but realized I was actually loosing money.  I don't mind paying for shipping and I expect others not to either.  If you are using free shipping, then you should increase the cost of your products.  But who wants to pay more!  


This weekend I sold one of my handmade artist journals.  The buyer wanted it before Christmas and she was willing to pay the extra cost.  So I measured my book, jumped over to the USPS website, and found the correct priority mail box.  It was expensive, but she was agreeable.  I made a reserve listing for the cost of postage - it was very easy for the both of us.

Dropped the package off this morning.
Another thing discussed were ways of remembering what succeeded and what didn't.  I've never heard of futureme.org, a site were you can write yourself a letter to the future.  Maybe this would be handy, but for me, I'd rather write it in my work journal, and remember... I think. 


If you missed participating in Boot Camp this year, Danielle is already making plans.  We all took a survey, to help her improve for next year.  We were asked if we received any more views/heart/sales.  I don't think so, but it kept me thinking.  I want to thank you all of your who read my posts.  It means a lot to me when I see people commenting.  {:-Deb

2 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I don't mind paying for postage at all. Once I did order supplies from someone and they charged $8 for shipping but the postage on the package showed $1.58 so that irked me.

Erika said...

Beaded--that happened once to me too and it was the last time I shopped from them.

Deb--I think I have said this before but I have enjoyed this series. I read Danielle's posts but you had something different. I also like that photo of what I am guessing is part of an organizer?

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