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SU!: Pricing my Cards For Sell

Dorothy Taylor

I have been making cards or a while now.  But lately I’ve gotten many, request to buy my
cards.  I have no clue as to what to sell
them for.  What would be the formula for
pricing the cost of a card should be or the going selling price?  Can you help?

Thanks,

 
Dorothy Taylor
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Re: SU!: Pricing my Cards For Sell

Debbie Dutchess

I sell my cards for $3.00 each, or 6 for $15.00. Most people will buy 6 to get the "free" one.
I try not to "go over the top" with the ones I'm selling.


Debbie Dutchess



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I have been making cards or a while now.  But lately I’ve gotten many, request to buy mycards.  I have no clue as to what to sellthem for.  What would be the formula forpricing the cost of a card should be or the going selling price?  Can you help?


Thanks,

 
Dorothy Taylor
dkt6125@






   
             

 
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SU!: RE: Pricing my Cards For Sell

Brenda Crawshaw
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Pricing is a simple formula = Materials + Time + Profit Margin.  What’s NOT so simple sometimes is figuring out the latter two items.

 

Materials is, obviously, all the materials you use in making the product.  Time is what you have decided your creativity, design input, expertise, experience and effort is worth.  Your Profit Margin is what you want your BUSINESS to make on the item.

 

Some people confuse Profit Margin with Time and here’s the thing that can help you discern the difference – if you were to write a check to someone ELSE for making the cards, where would that line item go in your business checkbook?  “Expenses”, correct?  Just because you are the business owner and was paid for the work, that doesn’t mean that your BUSINESS made money on that item.  

 

Once you have worked out those numbers, your price is set!  Clearly you have discretion with your Time and Profit Margin and can adjust those numbers as you see fit but remember one thing – a HANDCRAFTED item should NOT cost less than one that is mass produced.  Our creations are original works of art and should be valued and paid for as such.

 

 

Brenda Crawshaw, the Up All Night Stamper

in Framingham, Massachusetts

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From: sudsol@ [mailto:sudsol@] On Behalf Of Dorothy Taylor
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:00 AM
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I have been making cards or a while now.  But lately I’ve gotten many, request to buy my cards.  I have no clue as to what to sell them for.  What would be the formula for pricing the cost of a card should be or the going selling price?  Can you help?

 

Thanks,

 

Dorothy Taylor

dkt6125@

 

 



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Re: SU!: Pricing my Cards For Sell

Denise Salyards
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I have only sold my cards in conjunction with fund raising for charity and have priced them at $5 mostly with large format $8.  Most people have thought that was a bargain I even had people give me more especially after the first time when they saw the reaction of the person they gave it to.  

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> I have been making cards or a while now.  But lately I’ve gotten many, request to buy my cards.  I have no clue as to what to sell them for.  What would be the formula for pricing the cost of a card should be or the going selling price?  Can you help?
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