Just a few things I've learned being somewhat new to Etsy.
In Terms of .....
Giveaways........Define if shipping will or will not be included in the Giveaway.
Shipping............after many different ways of packaging and shipping I've now standardized
on using PayPal. It is very easy to use in terms of calculating the best way you would like to ship. Confirmation of delivery and postage is less than going to the post office. Shipping labels are printed in one easy step and it includes a receipt for your records.
Packaging.........After trying all types of envelopes, I'm finding the thin plastic ones that
can be purchased at K-Mart are working well so far. They seem to hold up
during shipment and they are very light so weight is minimal.
Hope that helps some of the newbies like myself.