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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tiffythorpe

Are you guys selling these $3+ cookies from your bakery or are you making them at home on the side?



I have a business out of my home... they are not "on the side" but i do not have a storefront either.
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post #17 of 20
I'd say no less than $4.00 per cookie even if they are supplying the ribbon. It's not always the materials that cost you it's the labor of tediously tying all of the ribbon. Your fingers will be sore at the end of it and you want to be paid well for your time. Don't undersell yourself.
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tiffythorpe

I am a newbie to the decorating business...and I am reading all these posts trying to decide what I should charge for cookies. I am still very indecisive about it......I am thinking 2 dollars a cookie.....and maybe 2.25 for bag and ribbon. But I have a few potential orders for 100+ cookies and I am wondering if I should stick to my 2 dollar price range or give a quantity discount. This is such a tough decision.



Personally, I would not do discounts. Decorated cookies are a high-end product that takes a tremendous amount of time! Simply because they're ordering a lot of something doesn't mean it pays for you to give a discount. If anything, the larger orders would make me want to charge a premium!
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

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Originally Posted by Tiffythorpe

I am a newbie to the decorating business...and I am reading all these posts trying to decide what I should charge for cookies. I am still very indecisive about it......I am thinking 2 dollars a cookie.....and maybe 2.25 for bag and ribbon. But I have a few potential orders for 100+ cookies and I am wondering if I should stick to my 2 dollar price range or give a quantity discount. This is such a tough decision.



Personally, I would not do discounts. Decorated cookies are a high-end product that takes a tremendous amount of time! Simply because they're ordering a lot of something doesn't mean it pays for you to give a discount. If anything, the larger orders would make me want to charge a premium!



Gemini,
me neither!! thumbs_up.gif It's not a personal choice (emotions can cause you to make unwise decisions), actually it's a business savvy choice!! In the past 6 months that I have been in business I have learned that discounting ie selling yourself short doesn't do anything for me. I am not sure for the original poster if this is your sole source of income (not including your spouse) but if you really count up the cost of doing business you will see that it's not cheap. I was told by someone very dear to me that me selling myself cheap is like taking food out of my children's mouth. I can't afford to take food away nor much needed clothing, shoes or other necessities. I don't mean to sound pessimistic but it is the reality of doing business!!!
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post #20 of 20
My cookies are $4 each to start and go up from there depending on design etc. Whether you are a store front or a legal home business, you need to not undercharge to get the business. Once you start low, there is no going back. No discount either unless they are a repeat customer.
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