Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Digital Collage Sheet - Sailor Kids

I've just uploaded the newest digital collage sheet file to my Etsy shop! I was looking through my vintage photos and realized I had dozens of pictures of children in sailor suits and/or playing with boats, thus Sailor Kids #1 was born! Here's a peek ... click on the image to purchase it in my Etsy shop!

While you're in my Etsy shop, you may want to have a look at some of my other digital collage sheet files too! The Valentine collection was my first one, then someone asked if I had any Civil War images and then, of course, I had to create a few Easter collections ...

If you don't have an Etsy account, these images will be in my Picturetrail shop when it reopens (hopefully in the next week or so!). I will also upload them to my brand new Zibbet shop.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

If it's Spring, eBay will raise their fees!

It's Spring, and that means we can count on two things for those of us here in Northern California: the magnolia trees will soon be blooming and eBay will soon be raising their fees ... yet again!

eBay's latest move (effective 4/19/11) is to charge their standard 9% commission (for non-store sales) on the final selling price + shipping charges. Yep, you read it right! Now eBay is charging a commission on postage!!! The theory behind this move is that it will "incent" (eBay's word) sellers to offer free shipping. eBay listings with free shipping will presumably still receive a higher search ranking; this is something eBay claims to have been doing for awhile now.

Other than the potential better search ranking, 9% of a $10 selling price + $3 postage OR 9% of a $13 selling price (which includes free shipping) sounds like the same thing to me! It's still 9% of $13.

More info here:

Oh, and by the way, eBay has also been named one of the world's most ethical companies. Can you believe it? You can read about that here: