Trying Etsy for the first time as a vintage shop has been quite an eye opener. I am not an online shopper, so figuring my shipping was the first adventure in this process. My husband is a mailman, so, I thought it'd be a snap. My first four listings in my shop I either guesstamated the shipping or included it in the price.
My first item sold Friday night, I was thrilled. I had figured $3.50 into my asking price for shipping.
Sold Friday for $15
I thought the shipping might even be cheaper due to the fact that the delivery destination was only 15 miles from my house. I shipped it out this morning and much to my surprise, $5.95. Now, I understand why something on Etsy is listed as $5.00 with $6.10 in shipping. Lesson learned. Sorry to all you gals I figured were overestimating shipping to line your pockets.
I will now be charging shipping on items, unless under 13 oz. Why my husband didn't mention the 13 oz rule to me before now is beyond me.
Here are the items currently available in our Etsy shop:
1960's Red Paper Masterpiece Hinged Box
Bernard Studios California Pottery Rabbit
$12.00 Free Shipping
Town & Country Patent Leather Heels 7 1/2
$15.00 Free Shipping
Danish Modern Lamp Pair
$28.00 Free Shipping
Mid-Century Fiberglass Light Cover
A reminder, if you are local and willing to meet us, we will take shipping fees off and reduce the price of the items with free shipping. Come by often and check out our blog and visit our shop.
~ Mighty Myrtle
Next Time on Our Blog........I had no idea these even existed! OMG there are a million of them on Etsy!!!