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i am a start up business so i'm learning as i go. i have my first customer who wants me to deliver an hour and a half away from my shop. how much should i charge?? help!

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We charge $1/minute round trip based on the google maps estimate, accounting for traffic. So the delivery charge for that order would be $180, more if the delivery was during rush hour.
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My time is expensive, so I would charge beaucoup for a three hour trip (yes - three hours - you need to get back, too). That is three hours that I could be making money making cakes.

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Don't forget your fuel cost as well.
 

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We charge $1.50 per mile, one-way.  So if they are 100 miles away, cost is $150.00 + tax (not $300).  

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Whew...I'm not eating the gas on the trip back. icon_sad.gif

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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

We charge $1/minute round trip based on the google maps estimate, accounting for traffic. So the delivery charge for that order would be $180, more if the delivery was during rush hour.

yes...Plus you have to take into consideration that the time you're driving could be time that you're delivering other things, so that means you'll have to turn down work if you can't coordinate deilvery tmes. Don't short yourself on delivery fees because they also make up for work that you could be doing in that time.

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thanks everyone! you were all so helpful!

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Whew...I'm not eating the gas on the trip back. icon_sad.gif

It's semantics, $1.50/mile one-way, or $0.75 each way and charging round trip :).  I also have a $15 minimum fee, so if it is less than 10 miles, there is a flat fee of $15.

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