Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

Not much to report today. I have three international orders to get out (YAY!) but that also means actually hauling my butt to the post office. Boo! I wish they would just let me do international orders (first class) from home. All they will let you do is priority which starts at some ridiculous cost like $20 or something. It's nuts.

I realize they have to examine the customs form and all that, but really what's the difference if I filled out the customs details for a label that prints on my printer and put the package in my mailbox, compared to having a Postal worker look at it and mail it? My content descriptions won't change. I weigh things for US shipments so that's also not an issue.

So I have to go stand in line at my local USPS, which sucks because they're always swamped (apparently they're trying to close the branch ... they've done everything but dig up the floors...even pulled out the clock from the wall!) and only usually have two workers.

Aside from that, I am beyond blessed to get any orders at all. I appreciate them more than anyone can ever realize. Especially after figuring out our future budget for when I'm no longer working at my current job (April 23 is my official last day!)..*gulp*...we're going to be in the red for awhile. So every sale of my jewelry will now start to help us pay bills...for pretty much the first time ever since I started selling my work. It's scary and the pressure kind of sucks.

But I'm doing it for a good cause. :)


Crystal said...

He is SUCH a cutie!! :)

I mail international first class from home... but I use Endicia postal service rather than Paypal. It's not free, but totally worth it to me for ease of record keeping and international mailings. We send quite a few of those with the supplies shop.

If you give it a shot, let me know. Just make sure to sign all the customs forms, even tho the thing prints an electronic signature. Some postal workers are ignorant. :P

CastoCreations said...

Oh wow, Crystal, I've never heard of that. If my business picks up I may just try it because I hate going to the post office! :)

NICO Designs said...

I am so in agreement with you on international mailing at the PO! Especially since this one man is so rude!
But what a cutie:)

Mrs Mecomber said...

He is too cute!!!!

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Jen said...

He is so cute.

I stopped doing eBay because of international orders and having to go to the post office. I hated going to the post office. Still do.