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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 1:40 pm    Post subject: Packaging  Reply with quote    

Now usually I'd only offer packaging (eg a bag) to a customer if they actually ask for it, but if I do get my tradestand at Wonderwool I'll be mostly be trading in hats and skeins of wool, and I'm going to need to consider appropriate packaging options. So, just how do I bag up a pointy hat for the customer who doesnt want to wear it home? Bit big to wrap in a sheet of brown paper, don't think bags come that large. A binbag would look a bit passe, any ideas?

Lozzie



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Potato sacks? Onion bags?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure they would accomodate the brim, plus whilst I want to be as eco-aware as possible, I want people to feel they've bought something wonderful and a potato sack just might possibly not convey that! Then again...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I might be pragmatic and go for a carrier bag but a posh one with some chance of re-usability.
I don't think you can always afford to moralise your trade out of existance.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Roughly what dimensions is a pointy hat? And are they foldable?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

About a foot and a half across the brim and the same tall, so a bit hard to fold. I do fold em for postage but if someone is buying in person its better to leave them uncrumpled

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sally - we can get paper bags with handles from one of our supplers - usually about 3 day delivery from order. Not sure on price, but I can ring the shop and get them to check if you're interested?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 06 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could you use thin card/thick paper to make a cylindrical box for them? Perhaps with a cord handle.

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