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I Need Advice

26 May

With the changes in the world, I really want to get back to promoting and selling my products through my website.

infinity scarf

I keep expanding what I make, but that means I have to deal with shipping.  I can’t find a way to figure shipping that gives me control.

candles and wax melts

Paypal lets me create shipping based on dollar amount or weight.  But it doesn’t let me fluctuate between methods the way I need.

hats and ear band

Right now, my shipping is set for soap sales.

goats milk soap

I can upgrade my account at Weebly to use their shipping calculator, but I’m afraid I’m going to run into the same problem.

fine art print

My understanding is that Etsy no longer lets you charge shipping.  I thought about using Facebook, but I’m not sure how that works.

note cards

I can add shipping to the cost of the product, but I still can get weird combinations that means people could pay a lot more than they need to for me to ship their items if I have to jack up the price of everything.

feed sack totes

I really don’t want to do that.  I just got a lot of my inventory back from the consignment shop where I had to jack up the prices by twenty percent so they could have their cut.

goat’s milk lotion

It could also leave me stuck paying a large amount of postage and losing money on an order if I don’t add enough to items.

I try to keep my prices reasonable.  I haven’t raised the prices of my soaps since I started making them, and trust me the cost of supplies has gone up.

dish cloths, dryer balls, and coasters

I do allow for people to message me what they want, and then I can figure the price of shipping and send an invoice, which works well, but would most people be okay with that in our world of instant gratification?

hand knit llama wool rugs

What do you think?  Any ideas?

Butterflies, Note Cards and a Calendar

23 Aug

It really has been a great summer for photographing butterflies!

Swallowtail 4298ws

Since it was such a great photography summer and I was out of my butterfly note cards, I decided to do a whole new set (although I didn’t use the image above).

butterfly note card4634ews

While I was at it, I did a random Country Things set of cards too.

Note Cards 4635ews

My 2017 calendars have arrived as well!

calendar4636ews

I even managed to get them added to my on-line store.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.

First Farmer’s Market Friday!

24 May

1.  It’s finally arrived!  Tonight is the first farmer’s market of the season.  I have my soap packed in boxes.  I have a few copies of my novel.  I have popcorn.  I did have to raise the price of my popcorn.  I found out I was selling it at such a good price that one local business, instead of popping and serving it, was reselling it at ridiculously jacked up prices.  I have to say that I was really more upset about it than I should be.  I kind of look at it like they were cheating me and the people they were selling it to, so I can’t be nice and sell it really cheap anymore.

bluebird

bluebird

2.  I also ordered my notecards.  They are packaged as five different note cards following a theme (still life, goats, birds, etc.)  They even arrived in time for the first market!  As soon as I get time, I’ll add the “Buy It” button to my on-line market, and they will be available there too.  For now, the pictures are up, so you can see what they have on them.

Eden Hills Note Cards

3.  I looked out the window yesterday afternoon and saw Cookie on her side struggling to try and get up.  I rushed out to help her, but in my rushing, I scared the daylights out of her.

Cookie

Cookie

After flipping and flopping, she finally got herself righted and on her feet just before I got to her.  Poor girl is short and round very pregnant.

pregnant goat

I told her triplet brother, Casey, that he better help her up if she gets stuck again.  As close as these two are, it will be interesting to see what he thinks of being an uncle.

Casey and Cookie

Casey and Cookie

4.  It’s been a rough week, but more about that on Sunday.  I’m exhausted and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  It doesn’t look like I’ll get to be in the garden much as we are expecting rain about every day.  This has been quite the rapid change from extreme drought to too much rain all at once.

Bob

Bob

5.  After today, I have five more work days until summer break.  I’m really looking forward to that break also.  It’s been a stressful year with my position being eliminated.  Don’t worry, I was involuntarily transferred to the high school as a resource teacher.  I’ve requested a transfer to the middle school, but I still haven’t heard anything on that.  It’s getting late enough that I’m starting to stress over the hoping and not knowing as well.

house wren

House Wren

Like I said, it’s been a rough week, but I”m going to enjoy the farmer’s market and make the most of my long weekend.  I hope you have a great weekend as well.

I’m sharing this with Random 5 Friday, Camera Critters, Bird d’Pot and Weekly Top Shot