Monday, September 29, 2008

A Hint For Etsy Sellers

When I read that an Etsy Seller had "cream tea" as part of her name, it made me take real notice, because as I wrote sometime before, that was a yummy dessert I had on our first trip to England. So I wrote to her commenting about that English treat.
Just before that I read on one of the threads a remark about the importance of showing shipping charges for other countries. Since she was from the UK, I thought she would be a good one to ask about it. I have had many times that God has sent someone into my life at such an appropriate time. She did have an opinion on this topic, I thought, from which all sellers could all profit. I have tried to make International buyers welcome by asking them to write for shipping charges.
Here is the gist of her comments.
"As a buyer I never write and ask about posting charges unless it is something I desperately want and cannot get anywhere else. This has happened once in the 3 years I have been selling and buying on Etsy.It is all about impulse buying and in a site such as Etsy, with such competition it is essential to grab the buyers and make the process as easy as possible. Plus on an international site it can lead to delays in answering convos (conversations) because of the time difference. Therefore a loss of sale if they have bought elsewhere in the gap.
Plus another point...if you only list shipping charges for your country, it may be perceived that the other countries aren’t seen as being important. You don’t even want to hint at that."
I know I am going to try to add some international shipping charges to my listings. Maybe this will help you, too.


Ella Parry said...

Hi Larky Lady, Im from UK,let me know if I can help.


Larky Lady said...

Thanks, ella. So nice of you to offer, and I will remember.

AccentEnvy said...

This is a very helpful article. Thanks for sharing.

Larky Lady said...

You're welcome, accentenvy. It has been helpful for me, too, and I thank my new UK friend for the tips.

Reny said...

Hi, Your blog is delightful and very informative. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight with us!

Larky Lady said...

Thank you, reny. So nice to have you with us.