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Are these worth $1.50? Please be honest

post #1 of 22
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Since I am new to all this I am trying to price my products. I was asked today how much these would be. Do ya'll think $1.50 is fare? Thanks for helping me out. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 22
$1.50 is too little. What size are these cookies?
post #3 of 22
I don't do cookies like this, but I do know that some cookie-rs (if that's a word) price their cookies by the inch. So a 2" cookie is this price, a 3" cookie is a bit more, 4" are even more. And more detailed cookies drives up the cost.

If it were me, I would probably triple the price of the cost of my ingredients and call 'er good. However, that said, since I'm not a cookie-r then I could be off my mark.

Your cookies look very nice, too, btw. icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 22
How much did it cost you to make them? Make sure your getting enough to cover your time. Those are time consuming to do. icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 22
Without knowing the actual dimensions,it's tough. However, I would pay 1.50 for those. Maybe even 2.00 depending on size.
post #6 of 22
cute, cute, cute!!
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post #7 of 22
Yes I'd pay $1.50 for those.
post #8 of 22
Ok - so I had a melt down about pricing last night & prterrell came to the rescue. There are so many shapes, sizes, and designs it's easy to get turned around.

Prterrell explained the $1 per inch charge plus the upcharge for intricate decoration. It helped me to know what was considered a simple design. As prterrell explained - a cookie flooded/covered with 1 color and then piping that amounts to no more than a couple seconds for details.

That sounded like it made sense to me. So, according to these guides, if this cookie is 3 inches, it would be $3.00. Assuming your details didn't take much time to add on, a decorator would call it a simple design and not charge for extensive detailing.

That being said, people charge all kinds of things for these cookies. Check online AND...the big one is, check locally. Even if you price yourself at the top of the local market, assuming that's your target, just stick to your guns if you feel your worth it. I am new too at it. I have sent out a few quotes that would be considered low & haven't heard anything back. I'm just assuming I have not tapped into the people who will buy them. I gotta take samples to different places.

Collect some info & trust your gut. icon_smile.gif It's a nightmare if you don't. I definitely would pay $1.50. Knowing these are homemade I could see paying $2.50 with out feeling bad. Maybe a bit more, if I had money in the budget. Keep in mind, our local grocery store charges $1.40 for gross cut outs. icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 22
This cookie is going for 5.00, and that's proably not enough. I know it's hard, but there are plenty of people that appriciate paying for a good quality product.

A good rule of measure, as stated prior, is to charge by the inch, and then add based on the design.

Good luck and happy baking,

cakeymom
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post #10 of 22
cakeymom, can I borrow your idea........those are adorable!!!!
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post #11 of 22
Wow! those Easter basket cookie pops are gorgeous! $5.00 each is a steal! I love the idea of turning the "egg" shaped cutter into a basket. I'm totally gonna use this as a design inspiration for my sugar cookies for the church Easter egg hunt! icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info everyone. I was more refering to the quaility of work more then the size of the cookie. Sorry I should have stated that.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by GI


If it were me, I would probably triple the price of the cost of my ingredients and call 'er good. However, that said, since I'm not a cookie-r then I could be off my mark.




Cookies are cheaper than cake to make. It's the time they take that adds up icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 22
i just wanted to drop you a note letting you know how cute your cookies are.

-Debbie B.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

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Originally Posted by GI


If it were me, I would probably triple the price of the cost of my ingredients and call 'er good. However, that said, since I'm not a cookie-r then I could be off my mark.




Cookies are cheaper than cake to make. It's the time they take that adds up icon_biggrin.gif



Me bad! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif That's why I'm not a cookie-r! thumbs_up.gif (I'll eat 'em, tho!heh heh)
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