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« on: May 16, 2010 12:19:28 AM »

As you know, Australia Post prices are expensive. My question is, do you find overseas buyers are put off by that? Do you only sell to Australian buyers and if you do and sell somewhere like etsy or artfire, do you not get as many sales? What about combined shipping? Okay, so that was three questions.  I want to sell crafts online in the near future, but I'm worried overseas buyers would be put off by the high shipping costs.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 10:41:43 PM »

I was concerned about the shipping prices as well (particularly since it's such a small item but shipping is $9.30) but I was surprised when I actually had a sale from the United States. So it really depends on how much a buyer is willing to pay for the item.

In regards to where I sell, I've just recently started out on Etsy, but my first sale was on eBay. However, I don't rely on Etsy to bring the customers 'through the door'. Before I even started selling, I made sure to build up my name on deviantArt so when I did start selling, I already people following my work..though that doesn't guarantee sales ^^; so other advertising will be a must also.

With combined shipping, the way I work it out is to estimate how much additional weight each item will be and work it out from there. So for example, 1 item will cost $9.30 (up to 250g) then my next item will be an additional $6.00 because the next weight up (up to 500g) Australia Post charges is $15.30. Of course I also add a small fee on top of that for packaging materials.

I hope that helps Smiley Good luck on your venture!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 10:59:59 PM »

I feel your pain. I have encountered the exact same issues.

Personally, I have put some of my shipping costs in the price of my product.  I think most Aussies have found themselves doing the same thing.

We can't help the high postage costs in Australia so we do what we can.

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