anniesartifacting

AnniesArtifacting by Anne at Etsy

5 Sales

anniesartifacting

AnniesArtifacting by Anne at Etsy

5 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Hello, and please come on in and see if there is anything that you like.
If you were at my house, I would say pick out anything and we can trade for it, or I'll do my best to set a price.
That's the hardest part for me, so bear with me as I start swimming in this new water...

I want anything that I make to be the most special item for you, the buyer, to purchase. I will do my best to fill any custom orders as quickly as possible and ship out finished orders the same day that they are ordered.

As I go along as an etsy seller, I will be trying to get some of my jewelry that I make listed, and also some of my painted glasswear, especially candle holders.
With my candle holders I will send some tea lights so that whomever wants to use the holders can use them right away as they buy them. And I am not talking about the scentless white metal tin type of tea lights. I am going to be sending out beautiful, soy tealights, with lovely scents that are made by another etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/Mylingy
Her shop is fantastic and has lovely candles... When I get my candles from her, I will show a list of scents to choose from with any candle holder that I sell. When I get those holders listed.

Some of my shipping prices may vary due to the weight of the items that you are interested in.

I work very hard at the perfection of my crafts, so if there is ever a problem, or a return needed please convo me and we'll figure it all out together.

There are many crafts that I can do that I may not specifically have listed in any item in my shop, so if you have a request, no matter what it is, just ask me.

We accept Paypal for all payments,
and I will do my level best to keep all shipping prices low. If I quote a certain shipping amount and it is less when I go to ship it, you will get a refund on the shipping that was overpaid.

So, please come on into my shop and browse, if you pick an item for your favorites, and it gets sold, please ask I may be able to reproduce that item for you.

Obviously if you are living in and about the Reading PA area, I will make arrangements to either meet you to deliver your item or we can make arrangements for you to come over and pick it up.

******I do have a pet friendly home-But, I keep the crafting away from the curious 4 legged and winged little angels that live with us******

Announcement

Hello, and please come on in and see if there is anything that you like.
If you were at my house, I would say pick out anything and we can trade for it, or I'll do my best to set a price.
That's the hardest part for me, so bear with me as I start swimming in this new water...

I want anything that I make to be the most special item for you, the buyer, to purchase. I will do my best to fill any custom orders as quickly as possible and ship out finished orders the same day that they are ordered.

As I go along as an etsy seller, I will be trying to get some of my jewelry that I make listed, and also some of my painted glasswear, especially candle holders.
With my candle holders I will send some tea lights so that whomever wants to use the holders can use them right away as they buy them. And I am not talking about the scentless white metal tin type of tea lights. I am going to be sending out beautiful, soy tealights, with lovely scents that are made by another etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/Mylingy
Her shop is fantastic and has lovely candles... When I get my candles from her, I will show a list of scents to choose from with any candle holder that I sell. When I get those holders listed.

Some of my shipping prices may vary due to the weight of the items that you are interested in.

I work very hard at the perfection of my crafts, so if there is ever a problem, or a return needed please convo me and we'll figure it all out together.

There are many crafts that I can do that I may not specifically have listed in any item in my shop, so if you have a request, no matter what it is, just ask me.

We accept Paypal for all payments,
and I will do my level best to keep all shipping prices low. If I quote a certain shipping amount and it is less when I go to ship it, you will get a refund on the shipping that was overpaid.

So, please come on into my shop and browse, if you pick an item for your favorites, and it gets sold, please ask I may be able to reproduce that item for you.

Obviously if you are living in and about the Reading PA area, I will make arrangements to either meet you to deliver your item or we can make arrangements for you to come over and pick it up.

******I do have a pet friendly home-But, I keep the crafting away from the curious 4 legged and winged little angels that live with us******

Anne Germann

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Reviews

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Anonymous on Mar 9, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Seller, fast delivery!

Anonymous on Mar 8, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I just received this lovely, soft fuzzy scarf. Mmmmmm. And a very pretty piece of art as well. Beautiful!

Anonymous on Feb 11, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent transaction, already using new machine!! Very personable seller, friendly and prompt. A+++++

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Well, policies huh?
What an interesting topic to have to dicuss with potential customers.

First,
Welcome and thank you for taking time out of what is probaly a very busy life to look at my work.
I want anyone who comes into my little etsy shop to know that I put all my love and care into the items that I make, and the things that I am selling so that You, the buyer can be happy and pleased with your purchase.

Please feel free to browse, and fell free to ask your friends to browse, add as many of my things as favorites as you want...even if you don't intend to purchase them right away, or at that time at all.

I know when I see that several people are making an item that I want from another store as a favorite item I try to buy it before someone else grabs it up...so please even if you just like something, feel free to make it a favorite.

If you are an etsy seller, and purchase something from me, please give me your store information, because I truly believe in "returning the favor", and will do my best to 'browse in your shop' and also pass it along to my friends as a good shop to look into.

And, if you, as a potential buyer, or another etsy seller, see something in my store-a way that I am showing my listings, or items, that you think I could be doing better, feel free to convo me...constructive criticism is the way that we learn.

I don't have too many policies or rules, because this is the very first time, in my whole 42 years that I've actually organized my things to sell.

It's been custom for me to have other people telling me what they think items are worth, and accepting their payments, no questions asked.

I will probably more than likely be under-valuing my things, as I am not sure what My time is worth at this point.

If I have something for sale and only ONE item is listed but you truly want more, convo me, not only can I probably make more, or even have more, I will always give a special discount for multiple sales.

POSSIBLE FUNDRAISERS and MY IDEAS TOWARDS THAT END:
If I have an item, jewelry, or painted glass work that you would want for maybe a small fundraiser, feel free to ask to see if I can get as many as possible done for you, and if you give me the proper information about your sales, I will even ship directly to the people that you have sold to so that your sales go as smoothly as possible.
Depending on the items that you want for your sales, or for your team, or fundraiser, I would have no problem in splitting the profits 50-50...and setting any prices together with whomever is organizing the fundraiser.

As an example, I have done a lot of painting on t-shirts in the past. I used to paint t-shirts for certain sports teams that had the players names on them, and their team name and numbers, baseball teams, soccer teams, softball teams, hockey teams, etc.
For items such as these, we could either do it one of two ways: Either the coach/organizer could buy the shirts, then I would do the painting gratis, and would only, want to ask for the shipping cost, to send the painted shirts to you.
Or if I purchase the shirts I would only ask for the cost of the shirts and the shipping...
That way, you could sell the shirts to your players for the cost that you choose, whether cheaply or to make a little money.
And please remember, if it is a team sport, don't forget the coaches and the mom's that help out with roster info., snacks, etc...they should always get a team item also. (Also, sometimes the everyday parents that just come to watch their team like to have a "team shirt" to wear to the games)

If you wanted to have candle holders with a specific picture on them, as long as it isn't a copy writed picture, I would have no problem painting them as you sell them, and I'm sure my candle supplier -mylingy-(But remember, I have not yet discussed this with her) could work something out for you in the way of tea lights or votives for the candle holders... She is fantastic with her soy candles and they have wonderful scents.
If I would normally charge $5.00 for a small votive holder, one that would last and be used over and over again. For a fundraiser, I would only charge your fundraising group, the actual cost of the candle and a minimal amount for the paint that I had to use. Probably about $1.00 per holder. That way you wouldn't have to charge more than my $5.00 price and you would make money towards your fundraiser, and I would feel good about myself for helping out a non-profit group reach a goal that they set for themselves.
All I ask is that you remember that I am one person, and that you and I can set realistic goals for the time frame in which these items would be done and shipped.

Thank you for taking the time to read my store policies, and for letting me pass my own ideas along to you...even if you use these ideas in convo-ing another seller, I'm still glad that I had a chance to share them with you.
Blessings to you and yours, and I hope you have a Great day!

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I don't have any set in stone policies in my mind to sent up with my store, so here I go winging it...lol.
Because I know what it is to be "short of cash" I will give anyone who commits to purchase an item at least 7 days, if you need more time, please convo me and we'll work out the time arrangements together.

All I ask is that if you do commit to purchase something, and then change your mind, please tell me as soon as possible, and I'll take care of cancelling the order, based on Etsy's own policies regarding cancellations.

I will accept personal checks, but I will wait to ship an item until that check clears. Money orders are okay too, but the same idea of the order clearing applies, I will ship the item(s) out to you the buyer as soon as the payment clears.

I will not accept any checks or money orders or anything payment wise other than paypal for any over seas purchasers.
And this is why--- My husband's son ended up liable for a $5000.00 check once with a local bank. The bank had held the check for the minimum 10 days, then stated that the check was clear to use. My husband's son then purchased and sent the merchandise (computer supplies) to a purchaser in Nigeria, only to be told 6 days later by that local bank that they check that they had received was a forgery, some sort of clearance check that had been changed to look like a check drawn on the "Nigerian Public School System". This is a TRUE STORY, and the local bank almost got to the point of suing my stepson. It took two lawyers and more than the $5000 to solve that situation, and unfortunately, due to the fact that my stepson was just starting his computer business, my husband and I had to be the ones to help him out. We were happy to help him, but it taught all of us a valuable lesson, and that is why we all stick to paypal. With paypal there can be NO fraud, because it would be caught by paypal, and it makes things safer for the buyer and the seller.

As for any other payment systems, I am only set up to accept Paypal at this time. I cannot take any credit cards by themselves, only through paypal, if you register with your credit card.

As a buyer on many different sites I have been using paypal for a long time, I think even from it's onset. I have never had any problems with paypal, and I must say that from a buyer's stand point, they are very protective of their buyer's information, and my relationship with paypal has been a very good one. Remember with Paypal, you are doubly protected as a buyer, paypal protects you and helps with any problems that may need resolution, and if all that fails, you go to your credit card company (even at the same time that you are resolving thru paypal) and they will also back you up, if you feel that you have not been treated well in a transaction.

Taxes...Lordy...Well, I am not sure about taxes, unless you live and work in PA I guess then I should be charging $0.06 percent sales tax, but I think for now, as I have had only one sale, and she is not as far as I know a PA resident, I will just pay the sales taxes out of my payments...

I suppose I will have to check with my accountant when we get our taxes done to see how the whole sales tax thing works regarding internet sales.

But for now, I will take all responsibility for the taxes, until I know something different.
Shipping
I actually will use the best and fastest shipping possible under USPS as much as I can.

If a buyer Requests/Insists an item be shipped "next day" or faster say with FEDEX or UPS etc., then I am going to have to check into the shipping situation as it comes up and adjust any shipping costs accordingly.
I will still do my best to keep the shipping prices on all my items low, as I know what it is like to want to buy an item and it's say $3.00 but the shipping is $7.00...so you get the feeling that the seller is making money on the dratted shipping...lol... That is one thing I do not intend to do.
As for insurance, I have not looked far enough into it at this time, but if I feel that a package needs insurance, due to it's value, or if it is delicate and could be broken, for now I will take care of the insurance myself, so that you, the customer is covered.
Refunds and Exchanges
With all of my hand made items, I have no problem refunding the money, or exchanging the item, if I cannot fix whatever became damaged.
I will send specific care instructions with each hand made item, but I will not question you if something breaks, or even unravels.
These things can happen even with machine made goods, and to my knowledge, happen more often with "store bought-machine made" items.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't have any additional info to add at this time, other than to remind any potential buyers that I will be doing my very best to follow Etsy's own policies when it comes to managing my store and sales. If you feel that I have not followed through with a problem, or a correction or sale properly, please give me a chance to correct the problem and I will do whatever it takes to keep any of my customers happy and pleased with any purchases that they make.

Thank you again for taking the time to read my policies...if reading them was tedious, take consolation in the fact that writing them is making me want to take a nap. (=
Anne

OH-just in case I forgot to say this, when it comes to custom items, we will definitely talk about the exact amount of time that I need to complete the item to both of our satisfaction.

Thanks again.