I just placed an order for one of your calendars, that shipping and handling is a sticker-shock-moment.
I was thinking of sending one to each of my four sisters, two in Iowa, two in Arizona, but at 40 dollars for shipping.... Not too sure now.
You evidently need a method of getting orders fulfilled on this side of the border.
On marketing, I always have ideas there.
My mind just went off a tangent... Seems to me one of the permie people's was a contributor to Mother Earth magazine.
On that idea, I was thinking an interesting article talking about the hurdles of money-making down on the farm might pique an editor into publishing it. Hence getting your products in the limelight. Same with that Grit magazine.
I am always going back to Jay Abraham's host-beneficiary relationships. Your products, someone else who has the counter space(maybe a few at your local convenience store), the customers, the rabid buyers.
My niece has a blog where she features items she likes, or has been sent for her to hawk.
There's countless blogs, and businesses that might like to trade their mention for a percentage of the profit.
In the meantime, I want to skip the Etsy middleman, deal directly with you. How do I send you the $$ for 8 of these, and I will ship from here... Maybe at book rate.
I'm the West Virginia order on Etsy.