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post #16 of 30
If she wants them cheaper, offer to make them and she can package them herself. $3 is a steal.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by indydebi

It's ONLY 4 dozen cookies. Why does she think that's a BIG order.

I luv'd telling people who asked for a discount for a 'whopping' big order of 4 dz: "I have a client who gets a discount because they order 20 dozen cookies every single day. THAT'S what I call a big order. Now ... how many cookies were you wanting?"

4 dozen? I'd throw that many away in scrap! 4 dz is barely worth turning on my oven!



Indydebi! You are too funny. icon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 30
Your price is very reasonable. Cute cookies.

-Debbie B.
post #19 of 30
debi, i knew you'd have a great answer. You just crack me up! You are so right. An order worth discounting is one that is a large standing order whether daily, or weekly.
post #20 of 30
Those are not 'quickie cookies' and are very well done. Stand firm on your pricing. Very firm. I can see the time that went into those, the quality and with the sizing as well, $3/cookie packaged is good. Again, stand firm. If you waver, read Indydebi's comment again. icon_biggrin.gif

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post #21 of 30
Tell her that is a discount, the going price is $5 per cookie. icon_lol.gif
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post #22 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

It's ONLY 4 dozen cookies. Why does she think that's a BIG order.

I luv'd telling people who asked for a discount for a 'whopping' big order of 4 dz: "I have a client who gets a discount because they order 20 dozen cookies every single day. THAT'S what I call a big order. Now ... how many cookies were you wanting?"

4 dozen? I'd throw that many away in scrap! 4 dz is barely worth turning on my oven!


*LOL*...indydebi... dont ever leave us.... your realistic view combined with a twist keeps me smiling even when the day has handed me my own hind end!!!!! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif Thank you!!!!!
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by dldbrou

Tell her that is a discount, the going price is $5 per cookie. icon_lol.gif



Perfect answer! lol And as Debi said, 4 dozen is not a "large" order... liek is aid I charge about $1 per inch and that does NOT NOT NOT include packaging/ribbon/tags/labels, etc. That's just for a cookie... the price you quotes her is a DEAL!
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post #24 of 30
This kind of thing drives me crazy about how it's "close to retail". Your products are homemade, custom cookies. If she wants "retail", go get retail.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by CookieMeister

This kind of thing drives me crazy about how it's "close to retail". Your products are homemade, custom cookies. If she wants "retail", go get retail.



Exactly! I've gotten those retail comments also. I said this in another forum that it amazes me how people assume that they should be getting something for less from you when you are custom making an order for them. I bake other cookies, too (choc chip, butterscotch, etc.) and sell them by the dozen of the same flavor. I had a lady want a dozen of six different types and was put off by the very reasonable price that I quoted her. "I want to try two of each of those flavors," she says. Excuse me, I am supposed to make six batches of dough just to scoop off two cookies and you want them for next to nothing? Do I have McDonald's-I-can-sell-these-3-for-a-buck written on my face? Sheesh.

$3 per cookie is a steal and stand by it! Those cookies like great.

*steps down from soap box.*
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by 3LittleBeesCookies

Excuse me, I am supposed to make six batches of dough just to scoop off two cookies and you want them for next to nothing?

I had similar things with catering. People dont' understand that a caterer is not a restaurant.

had one lady from a corporate client who wanted a dessert buffet and also a lunch-for-one for their special guest. She asked for tea as the drink. I asked if there was a special kind he liked. She asked if I could bring 4 or 5 kinds so he could pick. I said, "As long as you're ok with Snapple. I'm sure you understand how I can't go buy 4 or 5 six-packs of tea ... 24 bottles ... so he can pick: ONE."

She said she thought I might have those on hand. I said .....

"I'm a caterer, not a restaurant. A restaurant buys food on spec and hopes someone will come in and order it. A caterer takes the order and THEN goes to buy the food. I dont' keep anything "on hand"."

They are so used to the drive-up windown mentality.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bfisher2

Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

It's ONLY 4 dozen cookies. Why does she think that's a BIG order.

I luv'd telling people who asked for a discount for a 'whopping' big order of 4 dz: "I have a client who gets a discount because they order 20 dozen cookies every single day. THAT'S what I call a big order. Now ... how many cookies were you wanting?"

4 dozen? I'd throw that many away in scrap! 4 dz is barely worth turning on my oven!


*LOL*...indydebi... dont ever leave us.... your realistic view combined with a twist keeps me smiling even when the day has handed me my own hind end!!!!! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif Thank you!!!!!



I totally agree with BFisher2. Indydebi, your experience and no-nonsense attitude is something we should all get daily doses of!
post #28 of 30
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Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement! It feels very good to have a community who shares the same passions as you do and who believes in you, even on days when there is doubt. All your comments and confidence in me really helps me learn about self-worth.

Thank you all!!! icon_smile.gif
post #29 of 30
I agree with akgirl10. Give her the discount and let her wrap them herself. I had a similar situation happen to me with a party planner. I told her my price was my price. Sure the cookies don't really cost that much to make, but your time is what you're being paid for. It takes a long time to bag and tie cookies and clean up the mess after you're done creating. icon_wink.gif
post #30 of 30
.......and like i said in a different thread, the amount of money people are willing to pay for cakes, or miniatures is quite surprising; but when it comes to cookies, they do have the scoop and drop view and don't realize the amount of time it takes to decorate. Even my husband didn't realize until he watched me work on cookies 2 nights in a row.

People think that if you're making these at home, it should be cheaper cuz there's no overhead, and it's assumed you're a beginner if you don't have a storefront.
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