Last year Etsy ‘encouraged’ sellers to offer free delivery by stating that shops offering free shipping would have priority placement in searches.
Yikes I thought, I better do it, and I duly complied by adding my post and packing costs to each item as recommended – which makes no odds if you only want to buy one card – but gets a bit steep if Aunty Beryl’s birthday and Cousin Jim’s wedding all happen in the same week!
So, this week I’ve bitten the bullet chums, and changed it all back! P+P is now only £1 per item and 50p for additional items. I didn’t want to ‘trick’ my customers (YOU!) into thinking shipping was free – and, at the end of the day, we are not mass-produced Amazon or Ebay sellers – we sell carefully designed and handcrafted items for discerning customers. And I want to make your experience shopping with us the best it can possibly be.
(Fingers crossed Etsy don’t find out ha ha…)