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Monday, March 30, 2009

Business unplanned

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
Try This Tuesday

My tackle this week is a hugely tiny task of how to get up and running on "Etsy."

I don't know if any of you have any experience of "Etsy" but hopefully I'll be ready tomorrow for the start of Autism Awareness Month.

If anyone has any advice you'd like to offer I'd be very grateful for any tips you might be able to share. I'm especially looking to anticipate problems, irritations and other annoyances, things that you did not like about your purchasing experience. I am especially terrified of the Post Office / mailing trips as getting to the post office is a complete nightmare for my family and sadly they're not open when my children are asleep. How tolerant will people be if they place an order and I can't get to the post office for a week? Not very I suspect.

Additionally I now have a load of commissions and bowls that are already spoken for, for a wide variety of charitable events which means I have hardly any to sell. What a twit. Clearly I am in need of some sound business advice.

Cheers dears


Stacy said...

Your bowls are beautiful! A few words of advice. You order priority boxes from the post office online and they will deliver to your door. You can print out postage online (easier with a flat rate box) and I think you can schedule them to pick up at your house. Check out USPS online and they should detail it all. I have an esty shop, but no sales. It would help it if I ever listed anything. I actually do have a few things I could sell, but I just don't take the time to get them listed!

Mary said...

The bowls are gorgeous. I love the one you gave to the school auction.

Ann mentioned your blog in my comments and I just had to drop by for a visit.

Read where your son learned to spit and saw the photo of him blowing up the balloon. Great job!

My grandson is on the autism spectrum. He has Asperger's Syndrome. I have posted an autism article tonight. If you have a chance, drop by.


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