I have had a few sales on Esty (Etsy is a fabulous place to buy and sell handmade items. Check out my shops by clicking on the links under “buy my art”) and am now wondering what to send as a thank you. If the item is above a certain price and the package can hold another item, I might send a little freebie that doesn’t raise the price of shipping. However, my last couple of sales have been refrigerator magnets. These items sell for only $4.00 and the $2 shipping won’t cover the addition of another item. So what to send? I have started making little thank you cards on scraps of watercolor paper. I figure it is a nice gesture and uses up a piece of paper that would normally be garbage.
But it leaves me thinking… Is it wrong to thank an art buyer with more art? Seems like rather circular logic to me. I mean, just because they buy something from me doesn’t neccesarily mean they will like my style of doodle art. True, I have gotten a good reaction from these pieces, but that does not mean they are universally loved. So I wonder, do I look like I am cheaping out? Or is it really the thought that counts?
Let me know what you think. I would be interested in your opinions.