Thursday, January 14, 2010
One of the things that distinguishes etsy from other online vendors, like ebay, is that etsy artists are just that - artists. We sell on etsy because we care about craftsmanship. Most of our stock is OOAK, handmade, and completely unique.
Recently I've purchased supplies from etsy.com vendors, and I have been happy with the quality, but very unimpressed with the packaging. I think that one of the things that separates etsy from ebay is that etsy artists care about presentation. Etsy sellers know their customers choose to shop there because they want a unique experience. Buyers on etsy don't want a Walmart, discount shop kind of transaction.
The first time I purchased something from an etsy seller, it came in a beautiful, wrapped package with ribbon and a handwritten order confirmation. I felt like I was receiving a present from an old friend!
Usually my packages go out with a handmade card with a hand-written thank you. I always include tissue paper instead of bubble wrap, and I always use nice ribbon.
As a tribute to nicely packed packages, I created this set in my flickr.com page and joined a whole group just dedicated to creative packaging!