I thought I would start a little crafting business and evolving it into teaching a children's art class. However, when I begin a crafting business I will be selling my things online as well as around town. My question is, what do I do about shipping? When I post the price of the item I also have to post the shipping cost, right? I'm soooo confused about the whole shipping situation. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!
Answer by 1countrygal at 12:54 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 11:26 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Since you will be doing this online, you can get a shipping calculator posted on your website. Put your materials together and find out how much it weighs, post it online, and let the customers input their zip code and it will tell them how much shipping will be. However, if the package is going to be a bit heavy, then I would do as the pp said and use flat rate boxes, but only if shipping is going to be $9 or up. Or if you don't want to have a shipping calculator, then go to the post office, ask them to weigh the package, and find out how much it would cost to ship it to someone in the same town as you, someone in the middle of the U.S., the west coast, and the east coast. Average the shipping cost together and do a set price. Good Luck!
Answer by JeremysMom at 5:53 AM on Nov. 2, 2009
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Answer by swaney06 at 11:48 AM on Nov. 2, 2009
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