Wednesday, November 12, 2008

These boots are made for... um, chewing on, apparently.

these boots
Julia found these adorable baby cowboy boots for D recently. I can't wait to go to Texas where he can wear them with his jeans, Texas jersey, and cowboy hat. As you can see from the picture here, D likes them a lot, too. =P

Speaking of Julia, we met up with her, Cyrus and Sophia, and our friend Benjamin tonight for an early sushi dinner. Zach was, as usual, overjoyed to get to indulge in sushi. D did impressively well out at a restaurant, eating up a whole jar of sweet potatoes (one of his fave foods of the moment) and remaining in a pretty good mood most of the time. The best part? We got home a little before 7pm, had just enough time to give D a bath and get him to bed by his usual bedtime, and since we normally eat dinner afterwards it was like we suddenly had all this time that we didn't know what to do with!

So we watched The Daily Show. =P

Etsy's going well, I've had 4 orders so far. Three of them were from immediate family members, but hey business is business! ; ) Unfortunately I'm realizing that I maybe should've set my prices higher to begin with. At $2 per card I'm not making much of a profit, and if I start selling sets (which I plan to do soon) I'll make even less per card. Not that I'm planning on making much of a profit from any of it, but it'd be nice to make a little something. I don't like the idea of changing prices that are already out and public, but I guess the shop's so new I might as well do it sooner than later. I'm thinking of going with $3/card. What do y'all think? Does that seem fair? Low/high?


  1. Because you can't get a pretty greeting card at the store for less than 3.50 or so, I would even say that 4$ a card would not be too expensive :o)

    And that's coming from a poor college student who hasn't bought new clothes since April, maxed out her credit card on BOOKS, and eats peanut butter and jelly crackers sometimes for dinner.

  2. i agree, $3 is definitely a fair price for greeting cards, especially with such a unique flair!

    and it does still strike me as very competitive against generic hallmark and cheaper than the stuff i've found at indie bookstores.

  3. Raise your prices, and I agree that $3.99 isn't out of line. Sometimes cards cost more than the gifts.

    You need to build in at least a 100% mark-up from your costs.

    One suggestion from Mary Kay marketers is don't offer discounts, give package deals or free gifts instead. Discounts devalue your products while gifts increase the feel-good factor of your customer. Free stuff is better!

  4. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Well, they beat me to it. Store-bought cards are $3-4 each, and yours are much better, and personal, and eco-friendly. Feel free to raise prices.

    PS - I got mine today, and I LOVE THEM!!! THANK YOU!!!



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