WHY ARE DIGITALS PRICED HIGHER THAN PHYSICAL ITEMS?
- DIGITAL items are ready almost immediately after purchase, no shipping fee required. My digitals are also eligible to be used repeatedly, print and share between close friends and family (about 5 people are okay, license included). So, essentially, you'll get the value of 5 for the price of 1. Of course sharing is optional, but even when you only use it for one person, overall value would still be much less than Physical items. Because...
I am based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Most of my customers are from the USA/UK. Based on item size and weight, shipping cost will vary between US$8-32 for standard international. Yeah, I know.. it's a lot compare to the item price itself. Sadly I have no control over this 😟 The physical item prices you see on my shop website does not include shipping fee yet. Each physical items also have slower turnaround time, since they are custom made. Also, most physical items can't be shared. The upside is that there are more item varieties compare to it's digital counterparts 👍my hope is that by relatively lowering some of the Physical item prices, it can better help accomodate the towering international shipping fees 🙏
Another consideration are the local Indonesian economy & digital accessibility. Base prices in my shop uses USD, but I also want the locals to enjoy my work too 😊 For locals, Digital items are in general not as popular as the printed versions, and average retail USDs can be considered very high when convereted to Rupiahs. On the other side, I also take account the time, idea, skill, collaboration and other aspects needed that goes into making each item.
So.. all things considered, the Digitals & Physicals are priced as they are and.. by giving chances to PRE-ORDER, Physical prices are lowered even more for a period of time. This way, all of my customers can have equal chances in ordering Physical items on much less cost without waiting for coupon codes or giveaways. In general, making items in bulk orders can have some discounts and I thought it would be nice sharing some of those discounts with you too 😍
- Hope this post help give some insight on the inner workings of ArtsyPaperieShoppe 😀 If you have any ideas on how I can improve, please feel free to share and will do my best to reply each one. Private DMs are welcome too 👌
CAN DIGITAL NOTEBOOKS BE USED DIRECTLY ON TABLETS TO SAVE PRINTING COST?
💓👍 ABSOLUTELY!! My Digital notebooks always include 2 file versions. Suggestion:
To print at home or at a local printshop, use the "Crop" version that includes trimming guides to fit your planner.
To use digitaly without printing, use the "No Crop" version for a cleaner look. This will look best on tablets with pens and styluses.
Use apps that can edit PDFs such as PDF Expert, Goodnotes, Notability, etc. Scroll to see more how to use my files digitaly. Enjoy!
DO YOU HAVE (NAME ITEM) IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
💬 Hi! All of my designs are in English. Some also have Spanish and Indonesian versions. I do need help for other languages though (even sometimes Spanish) because it's not my mother tounge... do let me know if you'd like to help 🙋♀️ I also plan to post some translation needs soon.
💬 My computer keyboard is alphabetical QWERTY system. So unfortunately I can't cater unique languages that uses special characters or symbols (such as Chinese, Japanese, Thai... etc). However some accented alphabets like Spanish, French or Dutch might still do.
💬 It takes an extra few days to work solely on a project that needs to be translated, and I usually do this by myself. Because of that, I might charge extra fee for certain requested languages especially when expected sales are below threshold (at the moment my threshold is 5. Any item with expected sales below that I consider as 'Custom Orders', in which there will be added custom order fee).
💬 But to be fair, I'm willing to cut my custom order fees and share them with you as commision fee! 💕Please let me know if you'd like to help be part of my "By-Project Remote Team", would be nice to expand some of my designs to other languages too. 😊👍
HELP! MY PAYMENT IS PENDING, WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY DOWNLOAD LINK? (For Digitals)
🙇♀️ So sorry about that! Paypal Express not so express after all 😅 most payments are released in 48-72 hours, as soon as Paypal cleared your transaction, a notification email with Download links are automatically sent to you.
🤔 I've also made research about this, and found some probable reasons why Payment Pending is happening:
1. Payment was made by Credit/Debit card instead of Paypal balance.
2. Payment was made by Credit/Debit cards not registered with Paypal, therefore need confirmation from origin banks.
3. Payment was made by Credit/Debit cards registered with Paypal, but was not logged in during transaction.
4. Other reasons I might not be aware of.
😀👍 But don't worry, so far so good. You're payment should be cleared soon. Keep en eye for those email notification yaa.. 💕
I WANT TO GET PHYSICAL ITEMS IN BULK ORDER FOR GIFTS. BUT PRE-ORDER PERIOD IS OVER. CAN I STILL GET BULK ORDER DISCOUNTS?
😎👍 OF COURSE!! Some items have Bulk Order options which discounts are already automatically applied (no coupon codes needed).
You may also contact me on Etsy for customized orders! I can personalize your items and offer other shipping options depending on overall package size and weight.
If you need to contact me for bulk orders, I'm reachable on Etsy Convo, by email: artsypaperieshoppe(at)gmail.com, and direct messaging Whatsapp/Telegram +62816822161.