Well, that's something new!!
actually, it's not something new that I'ver been thinkin' about...
but it is new to me ~
I have been seriously thinking about offering my patterns in PDF format.
...there...I said it.
and I know some of you out there
are sitting in front of your screens with your mouths open.
((you can close them now)).
WHY have I been entertaining this idea?
because the USPS has really gotten ridiculous with their shipping charges.
I am embarrassed to charge my customers 1.96 for one pattern.
I do not like it one bit.
I cannot help charging the 1.96, for the size of the envelope they fit in...
but I do always offer combined shipping to help defray
the exorbitant charges....
and I just cannot afford to offer free shipping on all of my items.
I have a very low overhead ~
printing out my own patterns, printing out shipping labels
and saving on gasoline by shipping twice weekly helps.
(I know I can also have the USPS pick up my packages at no extra cost to me
and dagnabbit I may just start doing that too!)
I don't get it.
the cost of shipping goes up & up.
but the service remains the very same.
Lost packages. Missing packages. Late packages. Damaged packages.
I receive daily emails from folks wondering where their packages are ~
and I can track them too,
but alot of the time the tracking on the USPS website
isn't up to the minute, so that's really not very much help at all.
before someone out there that:
currently is working for the USPS,
at one time worked for the USPS,
has family or friends that work for the USPS,
or has any connection with the USPS ~
I am not bashing the USPS.
I need it & use it on a daily basis for my business.
I'm just not happy with the USPS at the moment.
So let me know your thoughts about the PDF thing...
you know, instant, downloadable files of my patterns
...that you can save time & money on.
If I decide to do this,
it will be a huge undertaking on my part
because I will have to change the file format
that all of my patterns are currently saved in....
...but that's ok ~
it might be worth it.
Please respect my right to voice my opinions about the USPS and I'll respect yours.
~ no throwing tomatoes please....
and if you can't be nice,
then at the least
* Blessed be *