Monday, July 13, 2009

Bitch Post #9: Yes, Packaging Counts!


Picture this: You order something really beautiful and rather expensive (for the sake of argument, I consider anything handmade expensive compared to store-bought), and you're anxiously awaiting its arrival in the mail. The day finally comes, and you rip open the box, and you quickly deflate like busted balloon. Your stuff is wrapped in newspaper! This has happened to me more than once. I'm not expecting fancy gift wrap, but please don't wrap my treasures in newspaper! Ugh!! I cannot tell you what a turnoff that is. You can go to the dollar store and buy tissue paper in a multitude of colors and hook it up! I've been doing that lately, and my customers love it! I use my signature colors-hot pink and black with coordinating ribbon, and it makes such a statement without braking the bank.

So today's lesson: NO NEWSPAPER! Save your packing peanuts and bubble wrap from your own purchases to reuse for your shipments. Get thee to Family Dollar or Dollar Tree or Five Below or whatever your local dollar store may be, and stock up on tissue paper. Okay, I'm done. For now.....

6 comments:

Pattie said...

I know exactly what you mean :)
You just kind of expect it to be more personal

Dee said...

sorry, I'm laughing, I love these posts and the photo is so perfect. I haven't had that experience yet, and I hope I don't, sorry for your bad experience..no newspaper here :)

GloriasJewelryBox said...

I agree!

Amina said...

School 'em now Patrice!

2 Virgos Designs said...

I so agree about using newspaper aggh I recycle my peanuts and use tissue paper and nice bubble envelopes, presentation is everything! Just that extra bit of attention that shows you care after you've been paid!

Yummy Suds said...

hee-hee! Your face says it all honey! :)
and I concur