I don’t share much about the business side of what I do because mostly I’m doing well enough for someone who started it after retirement and I prefer to focus on the adventure of making jewelry, not the business of selling it, record keeping, tax forms, licenses, etc… However, thought I’d share about my recent discovery of something that I hope will make my life much easier. And my customers, as well. If you already know about this, then go enjoy a second cup of tea or move on to the next blog on your list, or go make some really cool jewelry. You are just a techno-smarty-pants.
It’s about the ability to use a great Paypal tool that allows one to create a customized invoice and email it directly to a customer. In the past, if someone was messaged me about buying a piece they saw on Facebook or my blog, I thought I needed to create a reserved listing in my Etsy shop, so that the buyer could pay through Paypal. They do not even need to have a Paypal account to complete the transaction with a bank transfer or credit card.
It took a very kind and knowledgable reader to clue me in…thanks, Karin! Let’s cut out the middleman.
I just completed my first transaction today. It was easy, fast, and convenient for both buyer and seller. I created an invoice template with a photo logo, my contact info, return policy, and a thank you note.
Etsy has not been a thrilling experience…I admit I don’t put much effort into it. So, it’s on permanent, temporary vacation or temporary, permanent vacation. Either way, I think I’ve just discovered, however belatedly, a nifty business tool that gives me the freedom to easily sell from this blog or from Facebook or perhaps Pinterest. Not sure what this might open up for my business, but I’m excited to have more options.
This is a screen shot of the page that creates the template.
If you have experience to share regarding this Invoice tool on Paypal,
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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