I am an Etsy shop owner. I make crocheted items including hats, coffee cozies, and photography props. It’s not much but I enjoy it and it brings in a bit of revenue during the winter months. It is during these busy months that my dear customers have a tendency to over look a little thing called time. Time that is needed to make and ship an order.
First, let me thank YOU customers. Without you actually purchasing my items there would be no Becoming Homegrown on Etsy and I would sitting here like a hoarder with yarn and hats. It’s a frighteningly realistic thought.
Now I am going to beg you:
Take a moment and glance back up to the second sentence and notice, I make. Yup, that is right, I make stuff. Made to order… from my hands to your head, baby, studio or coffee mug. This means that I rarely have any of the items on my store hanging around ready to ship. My bad, I know.
During the winter months I’m pretty busy and my hands typically take on a slightly permanent claw like shape. I don’t mind it. I enjoy happy customers, their adorable pictures and I like the revenue that comes in. However, once things slow down does this mean that I stock up on product so that I am ahead of the game during winter? Nope. It means I am sitting on the couch wishing for sales, experimenting with new patterns and eating chocolate chips.
That’s the truth. That is when I experiment with colors, try out new ideas and possibly add them to the inventory for the next year.
So with this bit of information under your belt I am now going to beg you….
PLEASE PLEASE don’t order something and demand it to be shipped by the next day. I can not guarantee our rag tag group of postal employees will be organized enough get your shipment out of our city within a week let alone 24 hours. I will do everything I can to get your order out quickly but if I don’t have it ready made there will be a slight wait time. I believe that is probably the case with many handmade Etys sellers. We want you to have it as fast as possible but sometimes that is not possible.
So help this Etsy seller out. Understand that I do have a family and as much as I want to be able to get your item out by that photography shoot (that is in less than 48 hours) it probably isn’t possible.
Thank you for understanding and thank you for your business!!