Unless you enjoy keeping your Etsy customers in the dark about how and when they can expect to receive their items, you’ll want to outline a clear policy with respect to shipping.
I recently stumbled onto a not so funny (but kind of funny) article called 6 Shipping Horror Stories that outlined some of the worst shipping mishaps that have happened to people, such as stolen goods, lazy postal workers and mishandled fragile packages.
This is a guest post from KC Sears of the Academy of Handmade and Make.Shop.Live. It gives an account of taking your shop to the next level during the holiday season.
Are you looking for a concise list of things to take to a craft show with you? Here is a list that is broken down into easy to read categories.
Give each one of these items solid consideration for your initial array of marketing materials for your small business.
If you hand out marketing materials at trade shows, networking events or conferences, you know what a pain it is when they’re outdated. And with technology changing at the speed of light, your product or service offerings may be changing pretty quickly too.
Packaging, label and hang tag ideas from the Academy of Handmade.
Business card pins from the Academy of Handmade.
If you plan on selling on a wholesale basis, you will need to develop a catalog. Unlike buyers at retail shows, wholesale buyers expect to be given written information about your products as they won’t be taking any of your products back from the show.
We’ve been told this old chestnut time and time again—if you are selling online, you need great photos of your product. as eyeroll inducing as it is, that old chestnut is correct.
Have you prepared your Facebook page for the holidays? Are you looking for tips on how to use your Facebook page this holiday season?
Renegade Craft Fair is an exciting experience for our makers, but you may be wondering, “Just how much of my work should I bring to sell!?” Some veteran Renegade makers have offered up some advice for you that goes above and beyond what you’ll see in your vendor kit.
FROM CAMPFIRE CHIC:
After surviving one holiday season in internet-land, I took a minute to reflect back on the things I learned…and things I wish I knew before the rush started…about the holiday season and owning an online shop.
How can you use your downtime to your advantage? Start planning for the holiday season! We asked the selling community how they beat the seasonal blues. Their top 4 holiday preparedness tips are below — read on!
Right Brain PR is for the creative, artistic and entrepreneurial business that wants to feel understood by the people who are hired to represent them.
The companion worksheet to Eleanor C. Whitney's book Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job.
The Tradeshow Bootcamp workshops were designed to give stationery manufacturers an open, honest and informative inside look at what goes into preparing for and exhibiting at large tradeshows. Launched in the Spring of 2011, TSBC brings together a powerful group of industry veterans to share first