Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Shop talk


As the sun finally put in an appearance today, I took the opportunity to photograph a couple of new bowls.  They’re now in my Etsy and Folksy shops,  replacing ones that sold.    


While I was playing shop, I thought I’d better review my postage costs. I’ve always been a big supporter of the Royal Mail, and the situation they’re in isn’t their fault, but the recent price increases are stunning. The cost of posting one of my feather-light bowls to a UK address has gone up 55%. For other addresses it’s 60%. Unbelievable.

So if you sell online too, don’t forget to check that you’re charging enough for postage and packing, allowing for PayPal’s cut as well.

And remember that Folksy’s charges for listings and sales have gone up too! 


Jenny said...

Oh wow! Those bowls are stunning! Did you make them using disolvable fabric?

chocolatefrog said...

Thanks! And yes, I'm addicted to the stuff - it's pure magic.

Kristys Stitches said...

wow these are amazing....
I have craft envy

chocolatefrog said...

Thank you Kristy, it's nice of you to take the time to give me a boost!