You might be wondering where I have gone to. Well, I am buried in packaging material and packing slips. It doesn’t help that my national postal service had a 12 Hour website outage, starting last night at midnight while I had 17 postage labels in my shopping basket. It had taken me 1.5 hours to input all the info – not just name and address, but for customs purposes you need to add item description, item value and appropriate customs tariff number. And of course you need to click through the options for size of shipment and choice of service. I was not amused when all that vanished before I could buy the labels.
Plan B involved getting things packaged up that doesn’t need customs info. And so I am delighted to say that a number of shipments destined for Europe and „Rest of World“ have been dispatched.
The postmistress was visibly displeased when I turned up with that bag. But what could I do? Their website was down, and so she had to do the work herself…
The plan is to package up the rest tonight – and hopefully be able to buy the labels online. The website appears to be online again, so that would help. And then I only need to take the UK and US shipments to the post office for scanning tomorrow morning.
I am writing to you from my volunteering day in the museum. I didn’t want to cancel three weeks in a row, so decided to come in for a short stint today. But hence I am writing this on my mobile.
As soon as I have all the postage bought, I will be able to suss out the final proceeds of the fundraiser. I have already been transferred the money both from Etsy and from eBay. No trouble with the latter this time. I noticed that they have left my selling limit at €10,000. Not that we needed it this time. However, I will give you a few hints re. our proceeds.
As you know, we made 2 big watersheds on eBay. So put that on your notepad. And then underneath you can write a matching number for Etsy! Because yes, Etsy was a MASSIVE success!
As I said, final numbers as soon as I know all the postage costs. Fees have already been deducted by eBay and Etsy, so no nasty surprises there.
Also, we have a three figure sum of donations, too, which will nicely bump up our totals.
I have now deactivated the Etsy listings, but donations are still open. Sorry, can‘t get the link button in here because I am on mobile but in case you are looking for it, you can find it in one of the earlier posts this week.
Edited for typos.