A little while after I began my second Etsy shop (folk), I started including extras in orders: a tiny thank you note, freebies, something pretty…and then I quit. Not because I didn’t like to do it, or because it cost too much or anything like that, but I would run out of “extra” stock. Make a little more. Run out again. Then I decided I wanted to try some new extras, but wasn’t sure what…and eventually I became “too busy” to worry about concocting anything, so I didn’t…
Shame on me!!
First, let me say this: I don’t think it’s bad of a seller to not include extras. Personally, as a buyer, I’ve never been disappointed with a purchase simply because it didn’t include extras.
However, I am disappointed in myself because I didn’t take the time to do something that I feel is important to my own shop. I feel that since my product is whimsical and a bit romantic, the parcel should be as well. So, I took the time today and earlier this week to experiment with a few freebies, stationary, etc.
I am also just realizing I have rambled on way too long, when I should be showing pictures. SO–here are a few examples of what I made!
Hopefully this will inspire sellers and anyone else who needs to add a little extra something to their product, gift, or party.
Do you have any good ideas for Etsy extras? I would LOVE to hear them!!