26 Apr
2012

etsy packaging makes me happy

Ooo! A package in the mail … you open it and whoo-hoo its that item you ordered from etsy …. oh, wow, look how lovely it has been packaged – a small little thing such as beautiful packaging can add so much to the overall enjoyment of a product, it becomes an experience not just an item.

Handmade Fabric Cards by Lockette on Etsy

Handmade Fabric Cards by Lockette on Etsy

Billie Monster Etsy Packaging

Billie Monster Etsy Packaging

Almost everything I have ordered from etsy has come in thoughtful packing. Whether it be a clever use of recycled materials, beautifully executed ribbon tying techniques, little extra goodies or even just a handwritten note, all these things show that the artist cares about their work and me, their faithful customer. I have even received supplies I have purchased from etsy with sweet and friendly packaging. I mean, how lovely is it to receive mundane old split rings in an organza drawstring pouch with a handwritten thank you note – thought and love people that is what I am talkin’ about!

Well, I am almost ready to open the shop and have come up with my packaging. My criteria for a good packaging solution is as follows:

  • functional – durable for maling and sized to fit
  • as reusable or recyclable as possible – might have to use a waterproof mailer which will not be recyclable, but would be potentially reusable – ummm.
  • looks lovely and represents my brand

I have settled on post-consumer recycled paper jewelry boxes and I think they will do the trick quite nicely …. I am thinking something like this but maybe deeper boxes so I dont squish the flowers …

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

prototype etsy packaging for my cardiclips

I am still on the lookout for future alternatives as I have creations in mind that will not fit this box and need a little more head room. I stumbled across these little beauties from SPI whilst searching for etsy packaging alternatives and think they are really lovely. Simple, attractive and sustainable, can’t do better than that! I can’t wait to give them a go when they will be available in lower quantities, which according to SPI (Sustainable Packaging Industries) should be around May this year!

GreenKraft eco-stylish packaging

GreenKraft eco-stylish packaging

GreenKraft eco-stylish packaging

other helpful info about packaging and posting

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So, what do you think?