Saturday, May 22, 2010

Remembering my 1st Etsy sale

I've been with Etsy almost a year and a half now.
Just listed a couple of new items, so much faster now than when I
It took me so long at first- to write my profile, and set up my shop.
I listed 3 items and waited for a sale.
Luckily it was only 3 days later and I sold my clay armadillo!

I've learned a lot since my 1st sale!

It still makes me happy thinking about it, I was so excited!
I carefully wrapped the little clay armadillo, so he'd
have a safe trip overseas to the UK!
I included a little thank you gift, (I think it was a bookmark I made),
and boxed it all up. Then I tried the Canada Post shipping through my
Paypal account.
I was shocked when the shipping came out to $33.00!
I only charged $7.00! OMG!!!
After unpacking & repacking (in a smaller box), I was able to get the
shipping down to about $8 or $9 dollars.
What a relief!
Anyhow, I'm much more careful with shipping prices now...
but I'm no less excited with every sale!
Have a great weekend,


Kathleen said...

Very fun! I remember my first sale, too =) Very nice buyer to start off my etsy venture!

Martina Oehlinger said...

Lovely story! I think nobody ever can forget the first sale which is good.