Sunday, March 4, 2012

First International Sale

I am so sorry that I can not post more often.

If it makes you feel better... there is so much I want to blog about and share but there just is not enough hours, minutes, or seconds in my day.

I'm currently practicing being a single mother to three children under the age of 7 while my husband is out of town 4 days every week for anesthesia clinicals.

I have 500+ items to tag for the consignment sale in three weeks that I am also the recall specialist for (so added stress, yay).

My garage is literally exploding with eBay and consignment inventory.

Oh, and I've not yet mentioned that I opened an antique booth in one of our very popular local antique malls.

I wish I had more energy and more hours.

So those are my excuses, but I did want to share that I had my first international sale and it was super-de-duper easy.  I don't know why I was afraid?!

I sold a pair of Tommy Hilfiger capris to Australia for $19.99 in a flat rate padded envelope so the buyer also paid $16.95 for shipping.  I ship through eBay and it was absolutely as simple as mailing any other package.  Now it's sitting on my front porch waiting for my carrier to pick up in the morning.

I currently am only offering international sales to Australia, UK, and Canada.  I'll get my feet wet before I branch out.

If you haven't opened up your sales, you should at least give it a try, I'm so glad I did.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Totally understand blogging being a back burner. So many ideas..so little time. I dropped of my consignment sale stuff tonight. I had a little over 200 items..only 5 items rejected..very happy!

Kari @ She Thrifts said...

I've also been shipping internationally - so far I've sent items to Japan (twice), New Zealand, and Romania. I'm currently awaiting payment so that I can send an item to Canada. So far, all of my transactions have been just as easy as the one you described. Hooray!

Kristen said...

I ship international about once a week. The only bad thing to have happen (*so far, knock on wood!) was an Italian buyer who purchased some leather pants. I should have known to block Italy since they don't allow imports on leather and their customs are a mess there.

You sound busy - good luck with the sale!