Packaging. As a consumer (and shop owner) on Etsy..presentation is EVERYTHING to me. I cannot stand when someone has a fabulous product..but just slaps it in a organza bag and sends it off. To me, when I purchase something on Etsy..I expect an experience. When I look at a shop and their items, I want them to present them in a way that really represents what kind of shop they are and shows how much they care.
I'll have to admit...I have never been happy with my packaging. I have always been back and forth and testing many waters to see what I like and what is more appealing. This happened A LOT when I was MementoMoriShop and has gotten worse as I am growing with LitBotanica. One thing about switching my focus to the paper flowers was that I was always afraid of packaging them with out them getting crushed. The LAST thing I wanted was for someone to get their flower all disfigured. It's so easy with beaded jewelry..They are tough and I don't have to think about it much.. The flowers are so delicate though! And I was growing bored of the kraft boxes. I wanted something that would stand out and that would be appealing to the shopper. Old MementoMoriShop packagings:
|^----When I first opened my shop|
|^---I was really loving these bags for a long time|
I had found some tins with see through tops in the bridal section that I thought would be a good size for them. They were pretty pricey though but adorable. I had to make sure I went in with a coupon to buy them! When I was running low on those, I experimented with some little favor boxes(from the bridal area again) that you assemble..so I tried that. When I had twelve orders in a row to do...it became too much. Too much time spent putting the boxes together when I could be working on the next orders.
|Thought at one point I would go back to bags...|
|^----Complicated Assembled Box|
I suppose it'll be like anything. Ever evolving. :)