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Hygiene Proof!

30 Aug

Since my online shop took to storm I have been sharing my excitement with you here on my blog and also sharing my newbie selling experiences along the way. This is another packaging post, I have previously done a whole post on how I package and packaging recommendations, but in this one I am talking about hygiene.

I like to allow flexibility to my buyers and never constraint them on any buying commitments, this is why I allow returns on earrings too, but only with the hygiene seal in tact.

I have made my own hygiene seal for all my earrings and ensured and all seals have my signature, Malia, so that they cannot be replaced.

I recently sold these bright blue polka dot fabric earrings, if that’s bad news for you, there’s two more in different styles that are currently on clearance, so hurry and snap them up before they expire.

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I also customise my invoices so they are more friendly and so that I can include offers in them, here’s a peak into an invoice with name and address covered of course…Image

I love my bubble wrap, here I’ve used it to provide that last bit of protection on these delicate earrings…Image

I hope I have inspired you into making your shop more buyer friendly and to protect your items.

 

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Postage & Packaging…invoices too!

15 Mar

As promised in my February Missing I am doing a How-to on how I package the items I sell in my collection on ASOS. This is another non-fashion related video on my ‘There’s more to life…’ idea as I mentioned in my Anniversary post.

Today I received a new order and as my promise for same day (or next day shipping) I shipped the item today. This meant I needed to package and post it off by 5pm today. Although the title of this post says ‘Postage & Packaging’, I am only discussing the packaging side of things.

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The way you package the item impacts on the buyers first impression of you as a seller and whether you are worth buying from again. Doesn’t everyone love pretty packaging and nice words? The best packaging I have had from a high street store is Zara who box all their items and wrap them in a tissue/tracing paper like paper sealed with a round sticker. This is a more gift-like packaging. Now, I am not saying you should go all out and purchase the works, but a little thought will go a long way, even as far as the customer’s opinion on the item!

As you will find out I am a big fan on the tissue like paper wrapping on items. It adds a delicate touch to it and gives the impression that the seller really cares about the product they are selling you and have a high regard for its worth themselves.

I am not an experienced seller, I have only sold my first item last month. This is all new to me and I thought that any newbies out there could also relate to me. Nothing here will therefore be complex or too hard for you to understand either, as I am new to the whole selling world too. These are only the basics on packaging. This is my experiences shared to you!

Here are my holy grail when it comes to packaging…

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Tissue paper/tracing paper:

This is the extra TLC an item needs.

Bubble Wrap:

Essential must have.

Jiffy Bag (internal bubble wrap envelop)

Added bubble protection, I would go as far as saying that this is essential too!

Sticky label:

Better than writing over the jiffy bag, a more professional take, next to a printed label.

I started with the wrapping of the necklace with the tissue paper. This worked as added protection from the bubble wrap. And the customer will take pleasure in ripping it open to find a beautiful necklace.

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Wrap all around and secure it will tape. As you may have noticed I added last minute protection. I realised that the necklace sides may bang against each other so added a crunched up card in between.

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The final stage is wrapping it up with the bubble wrap all nice and snug, not too tight though and tape it so it stays.

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Finally, I decided to create my own invoice. ASOS do give you a pre-made one but I created my own logo at the end of my invoice, reserving ASOS’s rights by keeping their logo in its usual place. This will now represent my collection, I love it!

Here is what it looks like…

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(I will put up the actual invoice – name and address removed of course – so you can see what it looks like completely)

That Dress I Will Never Wear!

2 Sep

I have had a late Wardrobe clear-out to put in my new Autumn gear, I say late because I usually do this at the start-mid August. I’m an early-bird when it comes to clothes. I am so excited about Autumn/Winter 2012 and cannot wait to try out some warm Autumn inspired nail art to keep you feeling warm in the coming chilly months.

I have had to get rid of a lot of things since they won’t fit in my Wardrobe with all the new stuff I have bought. I’m one of those people who only wear their few new pieces. I know I know it’s so bad but I cannot help it.

During this clear-out I rediscovered so many pieces of clothing and surprisingly I am excited to be  wearing them from now on. I also realised I had a lot of items of clothing that were brand new condition that I never got to wear and probably never will. So I decided to start an eBay with all my unwanted unworn and brand new clothes. It was all fun taking the photos, I love capturing great photos for my blog and now for my eBay. Hope you like my pieces.

Check them out here first!

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I bought this because it’s pretty and pretty to look at when I open my wardrobe but never wore it. I hope that it can go to a new wardrobe and look pretty on the person wearing it. This piece is perfect for a special occasion, I love how the fabric just drapes elegantly into a bubble-hem.

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This was mean for Autumn but isn’t really my style. But if I was this top’s style, I’d wear this with wet-look leggings and studded chelsea boots and maybe a biker jacket.

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Oh my florals! I have so many floral dresses they are uncountable, and since this is my unworn one and still in brand new retail-sellable condition I decided to to put this up for sale. But reluctantly of course, I love my florals too much.

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I don’t feel comfortable wearing ones-shoulder dresses or anything showing me off really so I decided to give this one away too. I love that it’s studded though, studs are absolutely perfect for A/W 2012!

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Ah the lace shrug! I felt this a bit revealing too! I don’t wear black so I don’t even know why I bought it, same went for the studded one-shoulder face dress.

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This is a Bandeau jump-suit. This will see you through day and night. The full leg length elongates your legs making you appear taller and slimmer. Wear under a cardigan and with flat ballet pumps/sandals in the day, and throw on a pair of glamorous heels for the night and maybe the lace shrug above.

And what’s more, all prices are negotiable! Check it all out here!

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