Since I started working for Etsy I turned from a full time seller to a full time buyer. (Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating. I’m not shopping all the time…Sometimes I’ve spent all my money and I’m just adding to my favorites.) My very favorite thing about buying on Etsy is getting packages — it’s like a little mini party each time, thanks to the thoughtful packaging Etsy sellers put together! Ribbons, stickers, stamps, extra little goodies, oh my. What a delight!
So, dear sellers, why not show this off in your item listings?! Use one of your photos to let your shoppers know how beautiful your handmade items (and packaging!) are! With the holidays around the corner, it’s also good to let your buyers know your items will come ready for giving. I’ve selected a few sellers who do this already, and do it quite well. Click the items to see the gems that are hidden inside!
Want some more tips? Come check out our Packaging Workshop live in the Online Labs Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 5pm EST.
Master of the Universe Slug by lullabylily, $11
I recently received the sweetest handmade package in the mail from kitsandcaboodles! (See the main image for this article, up there at the top.) She offered to share the template to make your own — so here it is! Just print it on a heavy duty kraft paper, cut, fold and glue!
Click to download the PDF and print your own!
Don’t forget to check out the Seller Handbook – all our how-tos about running your Etsy business!
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve seen an item that includes a photo of the packaging!