Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Folksy lesson number 3...postage
So I went to the good old reliable post office website.
Post office sending uk parcels
This explained a great deal and I began to realize what a difference the size of my jewellery, their boxes & their weight comes into play! That's why beautiful as the magnetic hematite is, in the picture, I haven't listed any of the larger necklaces in my shop as they put too much strain on the postage cost!
Pros and cons to including the postage in the overall cost when you list, but I opted for this because I know how annoyed I get when I see something I like, think I can afford it and then only to be surprised by a large postal cost. The down side is your item can appear more expensive on thumbnails than someone who lists their postage separately, but may actually cost more overall.
International postage is a tricky area..how much do you trust it to just go airmail without signing or tracking, but both these can add a lot to postage charges. I suppose it just depends on the overall value of your goods. Don't forget your customer may also have import taxes to pay, but this varies greatly so is generally up to the customer.Post Office Sending International packages