Going to try free post To uk to see if it Works
I’ve started to offer free U.K postage too as it’s something I always look out for when ordering online.
I’ve had a couple of sales since, but can’t say whether the free postage was a lure.
It always seems quiet for me in August so hopefully after the decorating is completed I can carry on stocking up for the seasons ahead.
If you include postage in your price then you will pay commission to Folksy on the postage as well as the thing you are selling. Probably not a good idea.
I was considering this too but realised the same thing. I’m going to keep charging the postage, that way the item doesn’t seem over priced by having postage cost added.
I had a little trial of free postage about a year or so ago but I didn’t see any difference in my sales so I went back to charging. I always felt it made my items look more expensive at first glance.
Thanks for That Joy
There is a psychology behind free postage, Folksy did a blog entry about it:
You could always do it as a promotion for a month and see if it makes any difference to you.
i had a bit of a (moral)dither about this last week…
i had a load of new products to list, so thought i’d try “free” postage (but built into the item price) on them. perfect opportunity because they weren’t things i’d listed before.
when i actually came to list though, the item prices themselves looked silly, despite “free”.
also, it wasn’t reeeeally free.
and i started fretting about, what if customers bought more than one item? they’d potentially be paying, like, £9 in “free” postage.
it didn’t sit right with me so i went back and changed it all.
i might try again another day
It also depends on the items your making & selling too.
I’m lucky that my items are small, lightweight and most go as a first class large letter.
If you make larger, heavy items I can understand the dilemma of needing to increase the price of the item to allow for free postage costs.