Messages From beadingaholics

 


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#636 Apr 3, 2004

Thanks Ilene for sparking that conversation. Now I'm curious what other people on this list do.

What is your cost calculator?

Do you sell wholesale?

What percentage discount is your wholesale and at what quantity is the minimum?

What consignment splits do you entertain (30/70, 60/40)?

What percentage of your retail cost is your material cost? time? extra?

Just curious as pricing is always an issue with me, and i'm guessing others too.

Here are my answers:

Cost calculator: cost+time=wholesale

I do sell wholesale, 50% disc. with a quantity of $250 USD

I entertain nothing less than 65% my share. I prefer 70%

I would say my material cost is approx 20%, time is 50%, and extra (rent, lighting, shipping cost, etc) 30%, although that really is a rough extimate. I can get exact percentages if anyone wants them.

Jenny



Ilefkowitz@... wrote:

Thank you everyone for all of your suggestions and feedback. Here's what I decided.

The semiprecious and the wood leashes will be retailed for $30. The seed and crystal ones will be retailed for $20. I will "wholesale" them to the eye doctor with a 30% discount.

Whew! That is one more thing done. I made up a flyer today and printed out business cards. Now all I have to do is set up a meeting. Wish me luck!

Ilene

Ilene Lefkowitz

Reference Department Head

Kinnelon Public Library

ILefkowitz@


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