Remember when I got my DYMO label maker, how excited I was? (Well it may not be my most memorable post, but I still get excited everytime I use my label maker) Anyway, it makes these great labels with my return address and the addressee. I don’t even have to type the address in, (and it’s a good thing because I’m really bad at typing numbers, I mix them up and put them in the wrong order, sometimes I think I make up new numbers) I just copy and paste the address from an email or PayPal and in moments it’s printed and ready to stick on an envelope. It has made my shipping life sooo much easier.
So a while back I had a large load of shipping (as I did today with Jon’s notecards which are on sale this week check it out here if you haven’t already) and Jon looked at my packages and said “They’re not very colorful”.
Well no, they’re not colorful, but I was just glad to get them all packed up with the right address on them and in the mail.
A week later, Jon hands me a package. Inside was a whole bunch of pretty colorful stickers to put on my packages. My first thought was that Jon was so sweet and my packages would have a personal touch and look so much nicer. My second thought was to try and find out how much they cost. I know they’re a gift and I didn’t pay for them, but I couldn’t help thinking how they added onto the shipping cost. I had it all figured out, how much to charge of each package and now here’s something I hadn’t taken into account. ( Even as I thought this I knew it wasn’t really true. I have an idea how much the packages cost to ship, but I’ve never sat down and done the math, figuring out the weight and size, my time and gas etc etc. it’s just not the way I do things. To be honest about it, something I loose a little money on shipping sometimes I make a little and sometimes (as Goldilocks said ) it’s just right).
luckily, before I got too crazy about it, the Don’t be Small voice piped in. I have a healthy fear of being a small- Small Business owner (I’ve worked for many of them). So I let it go. I gave Jon a big kiss and thanked him.
Now when I do my shipping I smile each time I put one of those pretty colorful stickers on an envelope. I hope if and when you ever get a package in the mail from me, they make you smile too.