Love all your cookies - your damask stencilled wedding cake cookie was particularly pretty.
If a 2" cookie sells for $2.00.......your probably not making any money unless you have a machine making them. You couldn't possibly sell a 2" decorated cookie for any less than $2.00 and make a profit, so I don't know how you can afford to sell them wholesale to anyone. Your wholesale price must be at least $2.00 per cookie to make this worth your time. Which means your retail price should be $4.00 per cookie.
yeah, i don't know.. about you actually covering your cost or a profit.. NOTE when you sell an item at wholesale. YOU can set a min order.. So, lets say you put 50 dozen down at min to obtain the wholesale rate. .YOU can then cover some of the cost..
If this was a small store front. I've done this.. given the items to the store.. Allow them to sell them.. and I come and collect a percentage of the sales.) that way the store doesn't take a hit.. and we are still marketing..
I've done that a couple of times..
Hum....the mass produced hard as a rock, tasteless cookies individually wrapped and sold at grocery stores, bakeries, Starbucks and other coffee shops retail for $4.00 or more everywhere in the US. $2.00 per cookie is a non-decorated frozen dough baked off cookie price sold in convenience stores.
You wrote, " $2 cookie usually is talking me 5-6 hours from start to finish on average." what does that mean....you work for 5 to 6 hours on 1, $2.00 cookie?
That's standard, everyone wants something for free or as cheap as they can get it!!
But if you work for those kinds of clients and you compete against cheap mass produced products you can't make a business of that! What's the point of working if you don't make a profit or you make less than a minimum wage job? You'd be far better off (mentally, physically and emotionally) working at almost any other job...
Sounds like you have some options.. YOU Can sell it to them for 1.00 since the cost is .50.. But, the order would have be set at an min. So, 5-10 dozen.. You have to be able to bring your profit. .I definately wouldn't do al those details for 1.00 but you can always do an wholesale verision that doesnt' have so much detail but taste just as good. !