Well many a folk have been posting about the details of running a small business that most of us don’t even think about (until you end up doing it yourself). Jessica has shared what goes into prepping fabric even before cutting starts and Michelle lets people into the real cost of shipping and hadleling.
So my contribution to what goes into small business life: this slide show of getting orders packaged and ready to ship. I love my shop, I love knowing that cute little ones will be prancing and romping in my creations, I love getting fun feedback, I love seeing pictures of my stuff being worn and I love getting all of it ready. It is really important to me for my purchases to be good experiences. I want my customers to feel free to ask me questions and to know that I put my heart into each item down to the packaging.
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Sew Bettie says
Oh my gosh! So fun! Thanks for sharing this. I love receiving packages that have a little bit of love added to them. I really like that you incorporate so many other Etsy seller’s talents into your packages.
I think the best part of selling something for me, is the packaging. I sell jewelry on etsy, and I make my own decorative baggies to pack the jewelry. I love the feedback from my buyers! Great post!
Cicada Studio says
This was great to see! Thanks for sharing and the shout out, too! It’s really important that buyers understand that independent businesses have to work to make themselves desirable- this takes time and money… and it’s totally worth it, when you see something as charming as this in your mailbox.
lol loved the slide show, thanks for shareing
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I really like the stamps–I might have to get me some!
I’ve just been using plain white tissue and my personalized notecards, but I like the way your stuff looks, might revamp a bit.
Lacey in the Sky says
Cute Marissa! I have been trying to come up with a new way to present my packages, so maybe your post with get me off my rump and actually want to do it. I’ve just been wrapping the products together with tulle and punching a whole in my business card and tying it through there. BORING. I also have been using those plastic padded envelopes b/c I was afraid of the package getting wet for some reason..so I couldn’t buy stamps. Do you find that unneccesary? I see yours are paper. This was a great post- but you’ve got me thinking too much! haha