Uping Your Etsy: Part 2

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As promised in Uping Your Etsy Part 1:Using Your Tags, here is another way to gain views/sales on Etsy.

Offer international shipping!

When I first started Frequency Vintage a little over a month ago I was only offering shipping from US to US.  I thought shipping international would be way to expensive.  WRONG!

You can use a flat rate box and it will ship to Canada , Mexico  or anywhere else  for $13.95 or less!

As long as the package is under 4 lbs, the cost aint that bad.  This is perfect for a dress or belt, even a pair of shoes.  Plus packaging is easy.  So I went ahead and adjusted all my items to reflect that, yes, Frequency Vintage does ship internationally for $13.95.  And voila!  Sold a belt to a stylish gal in Australia that same day.  Success!

Wondering what your packages will ship for?  I found this to be a great resource to help figure out postage for the different USPS zones.  Just fill in your package info and get shipping times and rate: http://ircalc.usps.gov/default.aspx?Mode=Intl_Single&CID=10054  Share your shop WORLDWIDE!

Do you have any tips to help grow an Etsy shop?  Would love to hear them.  Every little bit helps.

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2 responses »

  1. oh, lucky you! international shipping from where I come from is over 25$ for the smallest package of 200g… bummer! but you’re right, though, shipping internationally is such a plus!

  2. I small small items (jewelrY0 so I’ve never had to pay more than $4 for international shipping first class,so I charge the same rate for abroad as i do for within the US, because often times the cost is the same! The only slightly annoying this is having to go to the post office for the customs form, one can get pretty spoiled with paypal shipping labels from home. 😉

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