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post #16 of 48

I'm not that great at pricing as of yet (no business yet...haven't had a chance to even work out a pricing sheet...working on research now) but I really don't think you are charging too much...as long as you are following Jason's formula, I think you should be fine. Do NOT ever think that you are not worth being paid for your beautiful work!

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post #17 of 48
I usually call local bakeries to see what they are charging just to get an idea. I am home based so I charge just a little less than the bakery would.
post #18 of 48
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I usually call local bakeries to see what they are charging just to get an idea. I am home based so I charge just a little less than the bakery would.

Why?

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #19 of 48
To see if I'm charging too little for a cake.
post #20 of 48

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #21 of 48
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To see if I'm charging too little for a cake.

I think the question was why you charge less than a retail bakery just because you're based at home. If you find out what the market value is and then price yourself below that, you are charging too little for cake.
post #22 of 48
I get my supplies dirt cheap and buy in bulk. I know someone who owns a cake supply store. I have no employees to pay nor do I pay the electricity. So even if I charge $20 to get the customer it wont hurt me.
post #23 of 48
I meant $20 less
post #24 of 48
I just found I get more business that's why I do it.
post #25 of 48

Urg..............

post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by tina0719 View Post

I get my supplies dirt cheap and buy in bulk. I know someone who owns a cake supply store. I have no employees to pay nor do I pay the electricity. So even if I charge $20 to get the customer it wont hurt me.

It actually is hurting you (and the entire market) by lowering the perceived value of the product among your customers. Check out the "Pricing, Market Value, and Economic Damage" article in my signature below for more info.
post #27 of 48
Ok thanks I'll check it out.
post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by tina0719 View Post

I get my supplies dirt cheap and buy in bulk. I know someone who owns a cake supply store. I have no employees to pay nor do I pay the electricity. So even if I charge $20 to get the customer it wont hurt me.


Are you charging at least minimum wage for your time?

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #29 of 48
I charge $5.00 per person plus the design price. I dont do any cakes less than 30 people.
post #30 of 48
Design price would usually start about $80
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