Some shipping milestones

I must still be recovering from Craft Happy, because today I pretty much only got through shipping-related tasks. I can’t believe the week is almost over and I’m still feeling this post-show daze. Augh!

At any rate, I got a PO box today! It was quite easy, nothing at all like Angelina’s experience (though I brought all my business documentation just in case). After the friendly clerk finished checking over the form, he said, “I’ll be right back,” and then disappeared for so long I almost wondered if he’d gone on break. Then he returned and handed me two keys to box #6700. What a nice round number. That box must have been destined for me, because when I first started my shop I wanted to call it The Sixes and Sevens… *cue eerie music* Though I guess really the box number is more accurately described as One Six and One Seven. Hee. Anyway, I’m glad to have a PO box. It was only $6/month, and now I won’t have to put my home address on my mailing list or on packages. I wonder if I should get address labels made…?

I also sent out my very first international order today! I feel like it’s a big milestone, even though at some point I guess sending packages to other countries will become old hat for me (just as printing shipping labels from home is, now). I hope it arrives safely; the Etsy forums are full of international-shipping horror stories! I’d hate my first experience to be a bad one!

I was going to continue yesterday’s shopping entry in this post, but it’s now quite late and I’m getting incoherent, so I’d better leave that for tomorrow or the weekend.