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04-02-2008, 08:06 AM
I am making personalize cards, set of 10 with each picture being different. They are packaged in this fancy envelope ready to be presented as a gift or to just keep for yourself. They are 5 1/2 x 4 1/2" in size. What would you charge for this? I am terrible at figuring out what to charge and usually under cut myself so any input would be greatly appreciated.
04-03-2008, 07:50 AM
these are adorable!!!!
first, figure out your costs for the card down to the ink if you printed it yourself. most ink cartridges will even tell you how many pages they are supposed to print, so divide the cost of a replacement cartridge by the number of pages it is supposed to print and you have your cost for the ink. Do the same for your ribbon. And go with the full-price OR the replacement cost if it is something you are going to go out and replace. Then, depending on what price you are at already, you can decide whether to pay yourself an hourly rate OR if you want to just automatically double your costs. You have to remember that this is adding in any extra overhead. Costs to drive to pick up prints, purchase supplies and most importantly your TIME! Go to a boutique in your area and price handmade cards. Use this as a guide. It can help you decide if your cards are too elaborate or too simple or too cheap or too expensive for what your market demands.
Off the top of my head, with a handmade card, a handmade envelope and personalization, with absolutely no clue how much you spent, I would say between $2 - $4 each.
04-03-2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks so much for the imput, I wasn't sure where to go on this but you have helped so much!
04-06-2008, 08:24 AM
So how much will you be selling them for? I'm curious as I have trouble with pricing too :-)
04-08-2008, 04:00 PM
I think I've finally come up with what I think is a fair price. I am going to sell them for $20.00 plus shipping but right now most of the people who are ordering them are local.
04-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Sounds reasonable, good luck! :-)
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