Monday, October 11, 2010

Etsy Ponderings...

I spent $12 today on a yard each of 6 different colors of satin... I've been bitten by the singed flower bug... and I'm overflowing with ideas! I really want to start an Etsy shop to sell what I make (especially with 6 yards of satin to work with), but I'm nervous about the paypal/etsy costs and more than anything the shipping. I have no idea what shipping costs and I'm nowhere near a post office, plus with work post offices are all closed by the time I get out. I've heard there's a post office with an electronic shipping thing at the post office... I may have to go check that out. My first and last giveaway I tried to ship things and ended up with broken pieces back... still working on that one.

Anyway, what are your thoughts? Do you currently or have you ever had an etsy shop? Thoughts on paypal? I know they each take a percentage- is it still worth it? Just wondering...

Thanks to all!

P.S. laptop had blue screen of death for six hours- I've been flipping and stressing trying to fix it... I'm hoping I fixed it and this isn't just a fluke!


  1. I just started my etsy shop in the last few months, so I'm not an expert in that area BUT I can tell you a little something about shipping! :) Go to the USPS website and you can print out a shipping label from there (put in the weight, size, that sort of thing and it calculates the cost for you) then you can request you mail carrier to pick up the package next time they come around! :) Just look on the front page and they have "step by step instructions" where the 4th instruction is request a pick-up! I've done it before when I was at home before I got married and it worked great! You know it will be handled fine because you're not dropping it in a box! :)


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