Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #6

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

Howdy folks! Today we have an awesome Etsy Carnival for you all, plus some exciting giveaways to let you all know about! Who doesn’t love free stuff??

Firstly, Welcome all to our supa-awesome, supa-big Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival! An astounding 105 shops participated in this week’s Carnival, and we’ve got everything from jewelry and accessories for fall to homemade lemon bars! Yum!

Then, after you browse through the Etsy Carnival, drop on over to our “Cookies & Milk” Giveaway and sign up for a chance to win a set of candles from our friends at Country Rich Creations! Giveaway ends tonight at 11:59pm, so hurry!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this week’s Etsy Carnival! I reckon ya’ll are the finest bunch of folks the town of Humbleville’s ever had the pleasure of welcomin’!

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Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #5

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

This week sure has been an exciting one for Humbleville!

Not only did we receive a ton of great feedback from last week’s Carnival, but we also made Humbleville history, welcoming over 750 visitors to Humbleville in a single day!

Also in Humbleville news: Next month, we’ll be giving away an amazing prize from one of our Carnival friends, Urban Pearl Studio! Check out her gorgeous shop and keep your eyes open for more giveaway details in the coming weeks!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Carnival! Don’t forget, if you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

We’ve got an awesome Carnival for you all today! So, enough chit chat, Time for the good stuff! Here’s today’s Etsy Carnival!

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5 Ways to Save on Shipping

Tips For Etsy Shop Owners:

The online environment has helped to create many new opportunities for individuals to take advantage of when trying to generate money outside of the traditional working environment.

When you are benefiting from a resource like owning an Etsy store, elements like shipping can influence the profits you make and the attraction consumers have towards your products.

If you would like to increase your opportunities for success by reducing your shipping cost, take advantage of the following top five tips.

Tip I: Skip Flat Rate Boxes When Shipping Light

The United States Postal Service is flooding media networks promoting the advantages of flat rate shipping. The problem with this marketing is that unless your item is over five pounds, you can often find a lower shipping option. Save money on shipping by only using flat rate boxes when they can save you money on shipping heavy items.

Tip II: Select Your Packing Materials Carefully

Many first time store owners’ utilize materials around the house to ship products like balled up newspapers and magazines. The only concern is these products can leave a film on your shipped items and also will add considerable weight. Investing in low weight packing materials, like bubble wrap and shipping popcorn, can save on shipping weight and properly protect your sales.

Tip III: Use Stamps.com When You Ship Often

When you ship many items on a regular basis using online resources like Stamps.com can provide you with shipping discounts which add up over time.

Tip IV: Customize Boxes for a More Compact Fit

Box sizes are often limited unless you buy a customized box from a shipping service for each item you sell. Buying boxes of a generic size and then customizing them yourself through scissors and tape can reduce box weight and dimensions as well as lower the packing material required.

Tip V: Fully Understand the Policies of the Postal Service

Understanding shipping policies such as weight changes and box dimensions can mean the difference between spending $5 on shipping or $30 on shipping.

These five tips can help any small business owner discover new opportunities for saving money, offering their clients better shipping costs, and finding ways to increase sales.

What ways do you save on shipping? Got a great tip that’s not on the list? Let us know about it in the comments! 

Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #4

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

Welcome to our largest “Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival” ever!

I know we said that last week, but our Carnival just keeps on growing! Today’s Carnival features 100 amazing Etsy shops! Crazy, Right? But don’t worry, we have plenty of popcorn and stuffed animals to go around!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Carnival! Don’t forget, if you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

Time to check out this week’s Carnival! Have fun!

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Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #3

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

Welcome to our largest “Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival” ever!

This week, the number of Carnival participants has increased nearly three times since our first carnival! Woohoo! You know what that means? 3 times the amount of awesome stuff to check out!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Carnival! Don’t forget, if you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

Now onto the goodies!

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Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #2

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

Greetings everyone and welcome to the second week of our Humbleville “Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival!”

Our first Craft Carnival was super successful and a big shout-out to all the crafters who participated in it! We featured a bunch of awesome items, everything from handmade jewelry to cat toys!

This week’s Carnival has a little something for everyone in it, so take your time and enjoy! …And don’t forget to grab some cotton candy before you leave… 😉

If you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

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Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #1

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

 ♪♫♫ “Do do dodododo do do dooo do- do do dodododo do do dooo do!”  ♪♫♫

That was my lame attempt at carnival music, You get what you pay for! (Admission’s Free).

Again, welcome to our very first crafting carnival!

What’s a crafting carnival you ask? It’s our way of supporting the handmade community, by featuring a variety of handmade items from all over the world! Here, you’ll find everything from clothing and accessories, to home decor!

We’re so excited to have fellow Etsy Shop owners and friends here at the Carnival to showcase their awesome handmade goodies!

If you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

The carousel is spinning, the clowns are juggling, and the whole place smells like cotton candy. Sounds like we’re ready to go!  Have fun and enjoy the Carnival!

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5 Reasons To Buy Handmade For Christmas

Buy Handmade this year!

The following is a neighbor post from Timothy from Wealth Artisan!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Well before you head to the local mall to empty your wallets at big-name retailers, consider the advantages of buying from a privately owned and operated store specializing in handmade products!
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