Friday, March 18, 2011

Labor of love

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of this, but most items in my Etsy shop ship for only $1.50. I hate having to pay for shipping when I order things online, so I try to keep my prices low. Out of the $1.50 shipping cost, about $1.20 goes to actual shipping, the leftover $0.30 is what I charge for me to lovingly wrap each item (the picture above is the wrapping for a pair of my grey matryoshka earrings that I am shipping out today) and walk a mile to the post office to mail it out. Sure, I don't have to wrap the items up like this, and sure, I could charge more for shipping, but this is what I love to do. My Etsy shop is truly a labor of love. It makes me happy thinking about someone opening up their package and finding something like this waiting for them, to show them how much I care and appreciate their business.

matryoshka bobby pins
In addition to wrapping, I also create my own packaging, for no extra cost to the buyer. I cut each piece myself out of card stock and assemble them by hand. It's additional work for me, but it creates a great looking result, and I think the extra step really shows how much I care, and that's what I want. I want someone to get their package and be able to see and feel all of the love that went into it, and I want it to make them happy. That makes everything worth it for me.

p.s. Today is the last day to enter the animal friends pouch giveaway at Jaebumfangirl. All you need to do is comment to enter!

1 comment:

  1. You make such beautiful packaging, you should be a proud lady :)