Packaging and Shipping

Our bestseller at CrochetCabinetCrafts was dispatched today morning to Laguna Niguel, CA, USA. It is a colourful bunting that consists of ten flowers and nine leaves units with string, crocheted from 100% mercerized cotton yarn. I have not many orders now, that is why I could take photos of all the packing process using my new stickers, of course 🙂

Stickers

My new stickers from Savage Creation Station are here! I didn’t find the proper stickers close to me, so I ordered them from the UK, from my favourite seller. I was surprised by how fast the delivery was. I psych myself for long delivery, but it took only about a week without additional customs fees. So I breathed a sigh of relief – Brexit didn’t damage the possibility to buy from the UK.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SavageCreationUK?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=683860300

Crocheting and Gardening

That’s what I crocheted all week – one of my favourite flowers – Daffodils. As you bought all my Daffodils garlands up – white and yellow – I decided to crochet them in different sizes, long and short. And now I have them – 16 white and 16 yellow Daffodils. That means that you’ll see four Daffodils garlands at the shop this weekend. And yes, I am buying more Daffodils and Tulips bulbs on top of those I already have! October is the month when we plant tulips and daffodils in our gardens. What is more, I am thinking of buying more spring flowers for my small city garden. Sure, I’ll write about that to you!

Sales Map

My next shop – CrochetCabinetCrafts – is still young, and there are not many sales in it. Etsy is my hobby, not a way to make money. I earn my living from my other business – teaching foreign languages and translation. However, crocheting and embroidering is my way of having a stress-free life. Yesterday we talked about my bestsellers, today – my sales map. Most orders came from the USA, specifically from Colorado, New York, and Virginia. Slightly fewer sales we had from California, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and New Hampshire. Thanks a lot! Customers from other states are always welcome to our shop!
As always, fewer sales are from Europe, except the UK – this is my regular customer, although, after Brexit and the changes in customs duty, the English buy a little less. Australia doesn’t buy from us that often, especially as there is no way to track orders from Poland to Australia, and that’s sad. However, some customers from Australia we had.
No matter where you are from, we are always happy to welcome you to our shops!

CrochetCabinetCrafts Bestsellers

Our best selling items in CrochetCabinetCrafts are garlands. Today I decided to check which buntings are our bestsellers. So, customers mostly like and buy our Flowers garland – it sold 11 times. The next is Daisy garland – it has eight sales, then Sunflowers bunting – seven sales, and red Poppy bunting sold six times.

Two sales each have a Pumpkin garland and yellow Daffodils bunting, and white Daffodils garland has only one sale.

Sale

We have 250 sales at Stitchersland! Thanks to all cross-stitchers who support our small business! I am glad to announce that we have a Labor Day sale at all our shops.

10 % sale at CrochetCabinetCrafts

15% sale at StitchersLand

20% sale at LaceCrocherFinds

Hurry up, the sale ends on Sepember 8th.

Star Seller Badge

I’ve got it! A Star Seller badge for September now is in my two shops. I am happy because achieving this badge took a lot of time. You need to answer all customers messages on time, control the tracking to different countries, crochet items that make customers happy and motivate them to write five-star reviews. In short, without you, my dear customers, I wouldn’t have these badges. Thank you for supporting my small business once again!

Review

That was an interesting story with this order. Violet bought a garland from me on August 16 and asked if the bunting would arrive by September 1. I immediately looked up the address and saw that it was New York. For this, I wrote back that it is difficult for me to guarantee something because shipments from Poland take to the U.S. once six days, the other time fourteen days. But taking into consideration that all of them go to New York for customs control, it is possible to assume that she will get the garland by September 1. And I’m still calmly checking the tracking: posted on August 16, sent from Poland on August 18, accepted in the destination country on August 21, released from customs on August 22 (ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS) – I’m already happy, but still silence, total silence and my package does not move. I am anxiously checking the tracking several times a day. Finally, “the item arrived (International Postal System)” on August 30, and therefore “the item was delivered” on August 30. Violet also wrote to me that she already received this garland. I must admit that it cost me some nerves, but fortunately, everything ended well. Thank you, Violet, for your patient and this lovely review!