I'm a bad, bad blogger - haha! I've missed a couple days....but not because I didn't think about blogging or that I forgot...it's just like I've always thought...my life is too boring for a consistent ~ 30-days-in-a-row blog experience! haha Seriously! It is! I told you -- I work (a LOT) and I enjoy life. That's it in a nutshell! Not too much "exciting" or "blog-worthy" happens around here....in my opinion. haha
This is a whole lot of what I've been doing the last couple days! Making, printing, and packaging an influx of orders! But I DID do one thing I'm proud of -- I finally learned how to print my own postage!! YAY me! I've always just taken all my packages to my local post office - I've become good friends with the girls that work there over the years! haha - and they weigh, measure and post them all for me! And I chat with the girls about our recent travels, and families and funny experiences - while they're processing all my parcels.
Well.... this time... I had an awful lot (this isn't even all of it in the picture - there was about double this after all was done for the day).... and I thought about the other customers at the p.o. - waiting in-line behind me with all these packages...and decided it was about time I gave this postage printing online thing a try!
I have to say - right away I was discouraged on the usps.com site! They only had Priority Mail, Express Mail, and a few others, as options! No Standard Post, No Media Mail... ugh!!! And I had all of the above!
So, I thought, "OK that's it - I can't do it. They don't have the options I need... plus what if I get the wrong weight or I can't print them right." And I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I'd be standing in a LONG line at the p.o.
But with a little more digging...WELL...not really "digging" -- I was sending invoices through Paypal and noticed a button that said, "Print Shipping Label"!! I clicked through to see what it was.. and Lo and Behold...they had ALL the shipping options I needed!! They made it so easy! And from them on, I was off and running...or should I say "printing" and "taping"! haha PLUS - I didn't have to fill out all the buyer and address information like on the usps site! (Granted all these sales happened to be Paypal sales - I guess I will have to go through usps - or just take them to the P.O. if they are Credit Card or other sales...idk.)
It might not seem like a lot to anybody else - but to me - the person who hates change - who hates doing things she's not 100% sure of... this was a giant step!! And even the girls at the P.O. were proud of me - and we still got to chat while I was dropping off all the boxes and getting stamps! :) Yay Me!!!