Last week, I had an "almost" sale at Etsy. Someone convo'd me about a mini cookie pendant. She wanted it sent to a country I hadn't figured postage for (so far, I only list postages for the US and Canada, with the offer to calculate it on an individual basis for customers in other countries), and asked me to charge her account through Paypal. I could have done that, I guess, but I preferred to have her buy it through Etsy. Partly because Etsy probably doesn't like it when you "bypass" them that way-- partly because I really need some positive feedback to encourage others to buy from me. Anyway, I figured the postage, added her country to the item (so she could order it directly through Etsy), and convo'd her back, but she hasn't replied. :o( I suppose she either forgot about it, changed her mind, or never got my message.
Oh well! I guess that sort of thing is bound to happen from time to time, and I'm somewhat less disappointed now, because I've sold a different item. :o) The payment came through yesterday, and I put the package in the mail this morning, so now I'm just waiting to hear that she's received it.
I'm a little bit nervous that something will go wrong yet! There's not much that could go wrong. Either the package could be lost or damaged in the mail, or she might get the earrings and think they look worse in person than they did in my photographs. Either of those things would be horrible, but there's no reason to expect catastrophe. Still, I'll breathe easier when I know the package has arrived safely... and it would be nice if she left a positive rating of the transaction, too. (g) I went ahead and left some positive feedback for her, so maybe that will remind her to return the favor, assuming that she's satisfied with the earrings.
So, my first sale. Yay! :o)