As some of you know, I have a little website that I sell things on from time to time. I have never really invested much time trying to make it a productive sales site, but with the economy being the way it is....hubby and I had a discussion and of course he is right. Not that I conceeded that to him at all. LOL.
Anyway, when I post things for sale on my website, I post them as near to cost as I can get them. I really only want to recoup my money so I can continue to purchase the things I like to use. I don't post anything on my web that I don't use. If I like it then I'm willing to share.
A few of the things I have been toying with adding are: Glue Glider Pro and the refills, packages of Michael's bridal table confetti in multi colors. I think I have at least 6-8 colors and there would be at least 20 of each color in the package for around 2.50 - 3.00 and lastly the bow easy, which I have already ordered. I love that little gizmo. It is the neatest thing for making tiny bows I have ever seen. You can just almost mass produce them. Of course postage will always be exactly what the post office charges me as I hate paying postage. There will never be any handling charges. Exact postage only. Can you please let me know what you think. I really do value each of your opinions, or maybe I should just close my website?
From reading the first comment I can see that I didn't make myself clear. I am not running a website to make a profit only to be able to buy supplies to craft with. I am sure I am not the only out there in blogland who loves to craft but finds it increasingly difficult to purchase supplies because of a fixed income. It is my one release from stress that I have and I'd hate to have to give it up, so if I can share what I purchase at reasonable prices with my fellow crafters that is what I want. I am not setting myself up to fail as there is no failure to it. I don't want to sell things that I have not tried and found that they truly do work and do what they say they will do. So many times I have purchased things only to toss them away because of not working as touted. As far as handling goes. I just can't justify it. I know it takes time to package and ship, but that is the least I can do for my customer. I appreciate their buying their product from me so why not show them in some small way that I really do appreciate it and what better way to charge them 1.95 that the post office charges rather than 4.95 shipping and handling for the same product? A lot of times I don't buy because the shipping is more than the item I want to purchase or half as much. I'd rather sell 10 items at postage cost than one item at 4.95. Also the post office will pick my packages up for free and I can use their mailers for free if the item is more than 4.95 and fits into that size mailer.
I hope this makes it a little clearer