Ive just nipped down to the local village store to post off my card orders and the guy in the pot office asked me what was in the envelopes....so I told him that I have recently started selling more of my hand crafted cards.
And now they are going to sell them for me too!!!!!
Have got to sit and make 60 cards...they want an assortment of general cards, anniverasry, birthdays etc and then I have to send down the specials according to the time of year....on top of the 60 they also want 30 of my fathers day cards!!!!!!
So if Im a bit quiet over the next few days....you know why!!!!
AND IF YOU SEE ME HERE TELL ME TO GO AWAY....I NEED TO WORK!!!!!
Great news JM, it's great to have a buyer....or is he just the taker? Is he going to mark them up? If he is going to pay you a set amount per card, then there is less difficulty but you need to have a few things sorted out in advance, (sorry if this is teaching you to suck eggs)- may I suggest you make a photocopied sheet of your cards for the postie to tick off when sold -especially if you are doing only one of certain cards. This will help when working out what to replace - this could be a c**p idea too, because mr postie may be far too busy to tick anything off!
Your cards are lovely and will sell really well, will your sticker be on them - does Mr/Ms taxman shop in your post office.... ?
If you are starting a business,what are the legal requirements... I'm not putting this on to dampen your euphoria, we should all know where we stand, and if someone knows, that could save you future difficulties.
I hope you have made at least 20 by the time it took me to write this post!*GOOD GIRL*
I must admit to being a bit cautious about things, copyright etc.
There are so many conditions to be aware of. Selling the "Flower Faries" when naming the "Game Controller " card, I called it by a certain brand name first, then thought twice about it...
It was a paragraph in an article about selling your cards in... er... the one with how to make an "envelope organiser" on the front. An April issue I think but I've forgotten what it was called!! Anyway, the thing that surprised me was that rubber stamps can be copywrited so you aren't allowed to sell cards with the stamped image on although some are CW free provided you're stamping by hand.