Packaging is a big part of selling online. So I was wondering how all you guys pack your items or how you like to receive packages when you purchase online.
Personally I am one of the people that don't really care because I basically buy supplies online and that's about it. But when I do splurge and buy something for myself I always get a little more excited when I see the colored tissue paper nicely wrapped around my new purchase (like a little present).
I have gone through many many different ways to package trying to figure out the best way that is both cost effective and beautiful. Some I will say weren't to great and if you received a poorly wrapped one I'm sorry :(
When I first started I would put my business card in a little baggie with the plugs and then in a bubble mailer, not to exciting. Then I had the great idea to add tissue paper and ribbon! But after receiving a package that was sent to a wrong address I realized this is not the best way. Going through all the machines at the post office made it look like a crumpled mess. After that I purchased little boxes and started doing it that way but then again receiving a bubble mailer with a white box....not to exciting. Ugh I couldn't win!
I recently was browsing on Uline and found the perfect little boxes!!!! They won't get crushed so the tissue paper will not crumple and they are the perfect size!
I took them to the post office and ran into some problems with a not so nice clerk stating that they are way to small, he can't fit anything on them blah blah blah. Very very discouraging! Even though they were less than 1/4" to small than a post card. So I'm just printing them out at home and guess what? The labels fit perfectly! I will be looking into boxes that are 1" bigger just to make the man happy and so I can send international packages the same way but talk about frustrating!
I will be putting up some pictures of the little guys soon, I'm so happy I found them! Hahaha sorry I get a little excited over little things.
New items will also be up in the shop soon! I found an AMAZING typewriter that I can't wait to show you guys!! I love photographing them :)
I will also be carrying plugs made with wood for those of you who dislike the steel. I personally can't wear steel to often in the winter because my ears freeze!!! They should be up in the shop within the next two weeks. Supplies will be limited until I know how much of a demand there will be for wood. They will also be $5 more.
Hope you guys have a great day!!!