This is, hands-down, one of THE most frequently asked questions I get on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, by carrier pigeon…you name it, I’ve received this question there!
In this post, I’m sharing the cheap, easy, minimalist way I send all of my Etsy sticker orders that are over $10. It’s an easy, lightweight solution that’s worked well for me, so hopefully it can work for you, too! 🙂
Don’t Want to Read? Watch Instead!
You can watch how I ship my Etsy sticker orders that are over $10 instead. Click below to watch!
The Supplies I Use
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The following are all the supplies that I actually use to ship my Etsy shop stickers. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out the most durable, lightweight and easy system, so I hope it can help you, too!
Brown Kraft Cardstock Paper
I LOVE this Kraft cardstock paper! It’s a really beautiful color and is lightweight, yet durable. I include this as the backing for all my sticker orders. This helps provide an extra level of security and protection for my stickers.
Get yours here: https://amzn.to/3GnnScT
3″ x 5″ and 4″ x 6″ Baggies
While I’m still on the hunt to find a more eco-friendly solution, these little plastic baggies are really great in the meantime! They’re resealable so if you need to add anything else to your customer’s order you can without the baggie looking wonky. It’s also great because then your customer can re-use the baggie as well!
Get your 3″ x 5″ baggies here: https://amzn.to/3TD7doF
Get your 4″ x 6″ baggies here: https://amzn.to/3X6kglp
White Cardstock Paper
This is the cardstock that I use to make my “Thank You” cards. It’s lightweight, yet hefty enough to show to your customer that you care about quality.
In my video, I go into a full-blown tirade on the merits of including a “Thank You” note in your Etsy orders. Please, please, please, INCLUDE A THANK YOU NOTE TO EVERY CUSTOMER! It really makes a world of difference for your customer. You’re showing them that you care that they spent their hard-earned money at your shop. It’ll also increase your chances of repeat customers!
I handwrite every thank you note I send to my customers, however, you don’t have to do that. You can simply include a pre-printed thank you note to show that you care. So, please, for both you and your customer, send a thank you note!
Get yours here: https://amzn.to/3gff3qL
6″ x 10″ Bubble Mailers
Are these the prettiest bubble mailers on the market? Absolutely not.
Are they affordable, durable, and get the job done? Absolutely!
I get the 6″ x 10″ size because I also sell handmade banners, greeting cards, and other larger items, so these are multi-purpose for me.
Get yours here: https://amzn.to/3hQR01X
And, last, but not least, the shipping label! I use Pirate Ship to ship all my Etsy orders on the cheap. This isn’t an affiliate or anything, I just genuinely love their service!
I live in Chicago, so, on average, I’m able to ship to anywhere in the U.S. for about $3-$4. This will vary for you depending on where you live, so just keep that in mind.
I do want to say, though, that Pirate Ship will show you comparable rates amongst a variety of shipping providers, so you know you’ll get the best deal around. Pirate Ship has helped me save me so much money on shipping! 🙂
How’d It Go?
I hope all of this helped and made sense for you! If you have any other questions or if something didn’t make sense, please feel free to reach out in the comments below or on YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok!
Happy Etsying! 🖤
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