But the towels--she couldn't resist. And they frustrated her because she couldn't paw them off and lay on top of them--hehe!
Well, we had to raise the price of our cards 25 cents and go up to $2.50. Leah discovered that we pay a fee to both Etsy and PayPal for each item--plus a percentage to each of them, also. We forgot all about paying for PayPal having only been buyers in the past--duh! It all adds up--especially on a small ticket item. We want to keep our cards reasonably priced, but I guess now we know why so many people sell their cards there for $3.00--hehe! Our handmade paper cards, bookcards, and larger cards will have to be more, but I'm talking about a regular size card. We just do not want to go over $2.50.
After all, this is obviously not a get-rich-quick scheme--ROFL! We are not going to be rolling in dough up here any time soon--hehe! We just want to make a little something to put back into supplies. Well--we are figuring things out as we go.
We're still trying to figure out postage rates, too. I even tried to research what other people were charging on Etsy and the fees were all over the place. I need to spend more time with that--and Leah is making a trip to the post office soon to check out the postage scale on rigid mailers for our card sets. I have been online a little searching for the best place to buy the cardboard mailers in bulk. Leah also posted more cards. I did post the Etsy link on all my blogs and email. So--we were busy yesterday, too. :)
There is never a worry about us buying up things in bulk if we don't sell much. We will always use up craft supplies and there is no problem with me using up mailing supplies (being the letter writer I am). I was already buying in bulk--just for myself--hehe! :)
[BTW--Iggy, we are absolutely delighted you received our early bird, first customer discount! More than happy! I know what a kind soul you are. Don't give it one single moment's thought, Mr. Intense. :):)]
We are having so much fun! Plus this is like a huge dose of creative inspiration for us. Once we get our sea legs on the Etsy ocean--hopefully we will be able to putter and play with more abandon than we ever could have without this additional outlet for our addiction! :):)
Anyways, after a couple of days R&R, I am ready to get a little something done today. Been open window weather. No rain yet. Looks like a very good day to putter! :):)