Thursday, March 29, 2012

Your Creative Business: Packaging & Shipping

Petite Gift Wrap Kit by 3 GIRLS + a goat
Packaging and shipping is an important part of any crafty business. We all love receiving a beautifully wrapped handmade purchase in the post so it is important to put a little bit of time and effort into the way you package your items. It is also important to provide accurate shipping costs and details for your customers, taking into consideration the cost of packaging materials, your time and the actual cost of shipping. Below are some great links to make packaging and shipping easy and enjoyable!
If you have any handy packaging and shipping tips we'd love to know about them. Feel free to leave us a comment below!


littlechrissy said...

Brown paper is king when it comes to wrapping - it gives the package a lovely no-fuss attitude and lets the ribbons or tags or buttons or whatever embellishment you choose take centre stage. I like to choose complimentary packaging colours for whatever item the buyer has purchased.

I love it when people make their own envelopes from fabric or pages from old books, and there are some amazing Brisstylers who do some incredible packaging like this.

Sandrine said...

Yes love Kraft (Brown) paper too like little chrissy , but love even more the 3 girls and the goat packaging!!!

Anne @ LaughLand said...

Lovely packaging is nice but it depends on the original cost of the item. I often recycle packaging and sometimes it looks a bit daggy. But my items are deliberately inexpensively priced as they are everyday items and I don't want to increase the item or postage price to recoup packaging costs

BrisStyle said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all of the great tips and advice. I too love brown paper and let the ribbons and trims do the talking. Bells, pom poms, buttons, let your imagination run wild.

Melinda @ BrisStyle