Crafty Princess Jewelry Supplies Go International!

Blogged under Crafty Biz,etsy by Tammy on Sunday 27 July 2008 at 5:40 pm

When I first opened my Etsy shop, I figured I would go with the KISS method. That meant accepting PayPal only and shipping domestic. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around more than that, and the idea of dealing with shipping products out of the country seemed like a royal PIA to me.

Well, now that my shop is full(er) and I’m feeling more into the Etsy swing of things, I asked around on their forums for help and ideas, and finally, after a lot of rig-a-morol this weekend, I have updated all my previous listing to include shipping to Canada and Everywhere else. I’ve also added a few new pieces from my old days as a fused glass girl, which I miss. In fact, with all this de-stashing and reorganizing, I’m struggling with what to do with my mess of a glass studio in the dungeon we call the garage.

But, more on that problem later, for now, I’m happy to say that you could live in Timbucktwo and I could send you some beads or one of my fine silver charms (stars still seem to be pretty popular). I tried to keep the shipping costs as low as possible while still covering my own costs, and I was surprised to find that shipping rates outside of the US aren’t so bad. In fact, for anyone out there thinking of doing the same thing, The Beading Tree has an awesome postage chart up that divides the world into various zones. So, “Hello, World!”

3 Comments »

  1. Comment by Maricris — July 27, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    Hey! This is an awesome info! I still have a lot to go from where I am at this point in my jewelry creations but this is great guide. Thanks for posting it!

    Maricris

  2. Comment by Tammy — July 27, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    You are welcome! I saw it posted on the etsy board, spending way too much time over there these days!

  3. Comment by Nancy — July 28, 2008 @ 2:09 am

    Tammy,
    Thanks for sharing your Etsy experience. I’m trying to build a supply of stock so I can open an Etsy store. The information you’re sharing is very helpful. 🙂

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