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It must have been changed last month.
My bill was 1.40 but I think it was like this two months ago already.

When Craig said it would be great if we paid our bills back some time, I tried to but couldn't, because it was not enough, so I think the threshold was like 5$ to be able to pay the bill?

I was sent an invoice this month, for those 1.40 I tried to pay two months ago already. I did pay of course. But something changed.
First, I wasn't even allowed to give money, and now I was pushed to?

Well ok, I don't mind, I would have paid long ago anyways as said. I just think some info would be great.
Because it looks like you have done something wrong.. At least I felt like at first, when receiving that bill.

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The minimum amount payable is now $1, the maximum bill you can currently accumulate before you have to pay before you can list any more is $10
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It must have been changed last month.
My bill was 1.40 but I think it was like this two months ago already.

When Craig said it would be great if we paid our bills back some time, I tried to but couldn't, because it was not enough, so I think the threshold was like 5$ to be able to pay the bill?

I was sent an invoice this month, for those 1.40 I tried to pay two months ago already. I did pay of course. But something changed.
First, I wasn't even allowed to give money, and now I was pushed to?

Well ok, I don't mind, I would have paid long ago anyways as said. I just think some info would be great.
Because it looks like you have done something wrong.. At least I felt like at first, when receiving that bill.



The bills are sent out to everyone that owes anything om the first of the month. I don't get a bill because I just go in the morning of the 1st of each month and go ahead and pay what I owe.

You didn't do anything wrong. And everyone gets the bills that owe something. They are due when you get the bill

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I was thinking about offering International but is it worth t. How much do they charge for that?


Barb, you won't need to worry about currency conversion if you choose to ship internationally. From your point of view, everything will happen in U.S. dollars.  It's only if you choose to list on a site outside of the U.S. that you might need to be concerned about it.  I sell internationally on the regular eBay site and just deal in U.S. dollars there, but occasionally I will list one or two items on the Australian eBay site to get seen more easily by Australian buyers.  Only then do I see PayPal charges for currency conversions.

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Barb.  I ship internationally all the time!  Everything happens in U.S. dollars as MicheleMade mentioned.  I think you should think about selling internationally.  You are missing out on a whole world of customers, otherwise!
Many of my sales are to United Kingdom, Australia and France.  I have sold to Japan, Yugoslavia, Italy, even Gibraltar!
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Barb.  I ship internationally all the time!  Everything happens in U.S. dollars as MicheleMade mentioned.  I think you should think about selling internationally.  You are missing out on a whole world of customers, otherwise!
Many of my sales are to United Kingdom, Australia and France.  I have sold to Japan, Yugoslavia, Italy, even Gibraltar!


I am thinking on giving it a try on a couple of my shops.
I just have to figure out what shipping to charge on the different items

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I used to do international shipping about 3 years ago. And sales were pretty good! But it was at times additional work I got tired of dealing with. If this was my sole means of support I would have continued and adapted. Now, I have less sales, but more time to sew and create since I started shipping only within the U.S.. 

Shipping internationally is almost a 'must' when depending on your sales to feed and pay the rent. For some it is a welcomed choice.

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I don;t mind doing it when you don't have to do all that paper work. Etsy takes care of that for you. My problem is alway trying to figure out what to charge for international shipping
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Barb.  Take something to the Post Office that you sell lots of - like one of your dresses, or something.  Get the rate for Australia, and charge that for "everywhere else" that isn't Canada or the U.S.
You can tweak the rates as you go along, up or down, as you sell.

SewNSewSister.   This isn't my sole source of income.  I'm old enough that I get my pensions.  I just like nice things, so selling internationally earns me a LOT more money, than just selling in my own
country - ESPECIALLY since we're on a worldwide site.  I've seen things I wanted to purchase on Artyah, but they only sell in the United States, and I'm in Canada, so they lost the sale!
If it's just a hobby, I guess you're right - who cares.
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Barb.  Take something to the Post Office that you sell lots of - like one of your dresses, or something.  Get the rate for Australia, and charge that for "everywhere else" that isn't Canada or the U.S.
You can tweak the rates as you go along, up or down, as you sell.

SewNSewSister.   This isn't my sole source of income.  I'm old enough that I get my pensions.  I just like nice things, so selling internationally earns me a LOT more money, than just selling in my own
country - ESPECIALLY since we're on a worldwide site.  I've seen things I wanted to purchase on Artyah, but they only sell in the United States, and I'm in Canada, so they lost the sale!
If it's just a hobby, I guess you're right - who cares.


I got some rates for different weights. Just have to sit myself down and finger out what is the sot to shop the different type items. will probably get on that maybe this afternoon

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JustMeToo...this isn't just a hobby for me (wish it was!). The little money I make in my shop just makes my total expenses easier to manage with some leftover. Would I like to have more nice things...sometimes, but my life is very simple since my husband passed.  The very best to you for continued sales. Blessings.
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Barb.  Take something to the Post Office that you sell lots of - like one of your dresses, or something.  Get the rate for Australia, and charge that for "everywhere else" that isn't Canada or the U.S.
You can tweak the rates as you go along, up or down, as you sell.

Some of you from the US that ship internationally. There is no place that says everywhere else for international shipping. What do you choose?
Maybe the USPS International shipping?
If not this then which one.
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Barb.  I'm in Canada, but that one makes sense to me.  USPS International Shipping if there is another one for USPS Canada as well, because those rates would be a lot lower.

SewNSewSister.  Yes, I understand.  My husband passed away five years ago.  That is always a hard time for the partner.  That's actually when I decided I deserved
some nice things now, more than ever.  If not now, then when???
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Barb, Here is what I would recommend.  If you haven't shipped internationally before, start out gradually with some of the more reliable countries.  Opening yourself up to worldwide shipping can cause all kinds of issues down the road (some countries have corrupt postal systems or just unethical workers or customs agents, some countries have a great number of restrictions on what can enter the country, etc.).  Here are the shipping options I've been using to keep it all simple until the shipping gets revamped on ArtYah:

USPS First Class Mail - United States
USPS Priority Mail - United States
CANADA
UNITED KINGDOM
Australia

If you print your shipping labels using PayPal the customs form will be a part of the label, a lot like on Etsy.  If you print the label through the transaction on PayPal, some of the info will already be filled out for you, which makes it easier.

Since some countries charge customs fees, be sure to protect yourself by having something like the following paragraph in your descriptions or policies.  You can use this exactly if you like, it's derived from one that eBay recommended many years ago. 

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.


I also have the following information in my listings and policies.  If anyone would like to use any part of this, or adapt it to your own listings, feel free. (:

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I always combine shipping for multiple orders. I most commonly use USPS First Class International for shipping outside of the US. First Class International may take a longer time to arrive than other services, but it's much more affordable than Priority International (which usually runs $25 or more for a few ounces). Delivery time for international packages is usually 5 to 15 business days. Customs, bad weather, or national holidays can sometimes slow down a package with the occasional shipment taking around 30 days to arrive. This only happens to about 5% of my international shipments. (:

In the last four years, USPS has raised prices significantly for First Class International, in some cases more than doubling the amount they used to charge before 2013.  On a positive note, as part of that price increase, they include tracking and delivery confirmation as part of the First Class service for almost all the countries I ship to.

To keep shipping costs down, I will use lightweight polymer shipping envelopes as often as possible.  For multiple items, I may find a cardboard box is best.




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