stickers from UPrinting.com / thank you postcards from vistaprint.com / washi tape from happytape & kimamaya / twine from divine twine / shaped paper clips & white tags from Office Depot / mailing tubes from amazon.com
For now, the re-brand is done.
So much of building the shop has been learning the best way to package things so that items look good and arrive safely. It's always a work in progress. Especially as I add different shaped items to the inventory. I rely on client feedback to let me know if something arrived damaged (so please keep me posted!) and then make changes for the next guy (and reship when appropriate).
Little things I have learned that have streamlined my process, saved me money and enhanced the brand :
- buy packaging in in bulk
- estimate shipping rates high and then adjust down
- it's nice to get something extra in with the purchase (for now, that's a thank you postcard, I am hoping to add label stickers & pinback buttons)
- reuse boxes and bubble wrap
- custom stickers are awesome
- custom rubber stamps are inexpensive and an easy way to add a logo
- reinforce the seams on flat poster mailers with packaging tape
I am still working on improving it all. Especially how I store shop items, supplies and packaging materials. But for now, it's working well.