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From: Elaine (tooaquarius)3/17/13 4:45 PM 
To: merrie60  (4 of 22) 
 70381.4 in reply to 70381.1 
I love the moo cards but the price was a sticking point for me after the promotional pricing and since I have a good printer and know-how, I made my own business cards and thank you cards (similar to my business card but what I use for packages on Etsy usually, instead)

That said, this year I'm getting them printed elsewhere since I can now afford it. And I did my own designs but Vista Print is printing them along with my banners / posters. Upgrading it all this year.

For the shops I'm in, I have a hang card that is a one colour design (much cheaper to print in bulk). Again, I made these myself but you can find good versions on zazzle, vista print, etc.

Don't forget to include the cost of your packaging (cards, envelopes, etc) either into your item or shipping prices when you're figuring out your prices. I didn't include it ALL the first year on Etsy and it set me back hard.

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From: merrie603/17/13 5:33 PM 
To: Elaine (tooaquarius)  (5 of 22) 
 70381.5 in reply to 70381.4 
Thank you good advice.



From: DesertRubble (boozersworld)3/17/13 6:04 PM 
To: merrie60  (6 of 22) 
 70381.6 in reply to 70381.1 
Seemed like a good idea for a blog post, especially since I have been woefully bad about blogging!



From: Melody013/17/13 6:11 PM 
To: merrie60  (7 of 22) 
 70381.7 in reply to 70381.3 

From: merrie603/17/13 8:54 PM 
To: DesertRubble (boozersworld)  (8 of 22) 
 70381.8 in reply to 70381.6 
Thank you. Your information has been very helpful.  It was very kind of you to share.



From: DesertRubble (boozersworld)3/17/13 11:04 PM 
To: merrie60  (9 of 22) 
 70381.9 in reply to 70381.8 
Thankyou Merrie, i hope it was helpful =)


From: Melody013/18/13 8:20 AM 
To: merrie60  (10 of 22) 
 70381.10 in reply to 70381.1 

EDITED: Merrie, I just saw from your response at Lynn's blog that you've already seen the post. Think I'll leave the this up in case someone else might be interested.

I thought I'd post the following interesting info that Lynn of Desert Rubble just posted on her blog:

business cards and packaging for selling crafts online by Lynn of Desert Rubble

Anita in AZ

  • Edited 3/18/2013 8:23 am by Melody01

From: DesertRubble (boozersworld)3/18/13 9:43 AM 
To: Melody01  (11 of 22) 
 70381.11 in reply to 70381.10 
You're so sweet Anita =) Have an awesome week!


From: Ladyartist053/28/13 11:26 AM 
To: merrie60  (12 of 22) 
 70381.12 in reply to 70381.1 

If you do go with Vista Print be sure to look for online coupons.  My significant other just got clock repair cards made and they turned out wonderfully and with the coupon he got 250 extra free.  Use coupon cabin or lots of other places to find them on the internet.

Good luck!


From: SherryBinNH3/28/13 2:51 PM 
To: Melody01  (13 of 22) 
 70381.13 in reply to 70381.10 

As a consumer more than a seller, I'd like to add that color photographs (on business cards)  of a representative example of your work are a wonderful way to help someone remember WHY they picked up your card in the first place, especially when used for events like craft fairs. Of course, this works best if you have an established style or product or something that actually IS representative.

Although, truth in advertising, I know I pick those up because I really love somebody's work, but so far I have never contacted that artist to place an order. I have learned to recognize and appreciate work that route, but not buy. I'm sure they SOMETIMES result in orders or being sought out at future events, but you also give them away for nothing part of the time...

A person could get color phot cards with a logo for some uses and still have the less expensive text based cards for other uses...


Sherry Bailey


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