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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kate Shoup, Kate Gatski

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Chapter 15

The Ship Hits the Fan: Shipping Your Items

In This Chapter

arrow Buying shipping supplies

arrow Packaging your item with care

arrow Finding a shipper (both domestic and international)

arrow Creating a shipping profile

arrow Choosing delivery confirmation and insurance

arrow Printing shipping labels

arrow Closing the order in Etsy

The moment you receive payment for your piece (and, if applicable, the check, cashier’s check, or money order has cleared), it’s time to begin the difficult process of letting your piece go. As hard as it may be to say goodbye — after all, you slaved over its creation and gave it the best care possible — the time has come to send it on its way. In this chapter, you discover everything you need to know to pack and ship your item to its new happy home.

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