This change is ONLY going to affect the Etsy shop.
TLDR version: Prices will go up, but I'm adding a permanent sale to the shop which will actually make patterns a little cheaper!
When Etsy announced that they were increasing their fees in 2018, I calculated it out to see how it would affect me: about a 20% increase over existing fees.
There were some variables I couldn't calculate for since they aren't constant which could add to that, so I waited a few months to see what the actual increase would be. Turned out to be 27%. Wow. If the average I paid in fees was ~ $1/item before the increase, after it is ~$1.27
I can save money for customers and get my fees down to pre-hike rates if I increase pattern prices by 10%, and then use a storewide permanent sale to decrease prices by 10% on 3 or more pattern orders.
This ONLY affects Etsy. Prices on RequiemArt.com will remain the same, at 4.99 for a single size pattern, 5.99 for an XL pattern, and 8.99 for double-sized patterns.I hope that wasn't TMI or TMM (too much math) but I like to be treated fairly and openly, so as a business gal I prefer to treat my customers the same way :)