How do you package your sold items? Lately I have been ordering quite a bit from Etsy for the holidays. I LOVE everything I've received. There's just one thing I've noticed with a lot of my purchases: There's no interesting packaging.
Items that I think should be in every order:
-Business card ... if the buyer LOVES their order (like I always do) then they may want to pass the card on to another interested buyer!
-Thank you note ... this will only take a minute to do, and I love a personal note when I purchase something. What better way to say thank you? Your product is handmade and this will add a personal touch!
-Cute packaging ... use old magazines and books to spruce up the look of an old boring box or package! I also like to draw on my packaging.
-Include instructions ... this isn't always necessary for every item sold, but some things DO need instructions. I did receive an item that I really needed instructions for, but they were not included. I figured it out, but I was worried I might destroy my purchase!
-Encourage recycling ... well, you don't have to do this, but I always leave a little note asking the buyer to please recycle or reuse the packaging if they can!
-Maybe a free gift ... I think its fun to, on occasion, include a free gift with purchases. Its a nice surprise to receive my order, and find an awesome extra little treat!
That's about all I have to offer at the moment, but please feel free to include your little bits of advice in the comment section!
Some Etsy how-to holiday links. Great ideas!
How-to Holidays 1
How-to Holidays 2
How-to Holidays 3