June 30, 2008

monday

Yesterday was a full day. Packaging up several sales from the weekend took up some serious time. Then 3 custom orders, plus 3 new pieces to list on Etsy. Whew! I was out cold when my head hit the pillow!
I finally figured out Click-n-ship. Well, sort of. I can at least print labels. I haven't quite figured out how to pay online for my postage yet. It's a learning experience that's fo
r sure!
I still think that using Paypal is easier. But in case I don't have one generated through paypal, like if it's a tr
ade, then I can at least still print postage in another way.
I found an excellent bubble mailer seller on Etsy and just got my first order from her. They shipped lightning fast!
The Beading Tree

I'm still waiting for my new pillow gift boxes from BoxBliss.
It kills me to have to spend my earnings on supplies like boxes but in reality, it's all about the packaging. I have always
been a firm believer in this. People will appreciate the time spent on a beautifully packaged gift. What would you rather see when you rip open that bubble mailer? A little plastic ziplock baggie holding your jewelry OR A beautiful paper laced gift box or handmade origami box with Amy Butler paper?

4 comments:

  1. Lorelei, In shipping something to a family member recently, I worked out a way with PayPal to generate a shipping label without a sale info - I think it's called Multi-Package shipping. Might be another option ...

    Love the boxes, and I definitely love origami boxes. Cuteness!

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  2. Packaging is so important--you're totally right. I usually put things in a kraft jewelry box and stamp it with a fun image and tie the box shut with a ribbon.

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  3. Hi Lynn, I'll have to play around with that and see what that's all about.

    Thanks Laurelmoon! I'm glad you stopped in! I had also been using Kraft boxes tied with twine and sometimes a bird sticker on the lid. I was getting bored so I found these cute pillow boxes and paper lace. Once I get the pillow boxes, I'll wrap the jewelry up in tissue and stuff inside the pillow box and then wrap it in the lace!

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  4. Let me know if you ever figure out the click and ship! I work on a mac and spent several hopeful hours one day only to discover that the payment window wouldn't work with my system! Humph! I agree about the packaging, but honestly, I just love getting things in the mail, cuteness or no! Love the boxes, but what's inside is the bomb!

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