Support Systems

Business By tootie0809 Updated 24 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm by tootie0809

tootie0809 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:11pm
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I'm full of questions today!

I am going to be using SPS for my support system in my tiered cakes for my business. Do those of you who use SPS charge the customer for it, take a deposit and have them return it, or just calculate it into the cost and let them dispose of it?

Also, same thing for large cake boards. I like to use plywood round boards I buy at the home improvement store because they are perfectly round and sturdy as heck. However, they cost about $5-$7 each. When I add the SPS plus the board, I'm at about $15-$17 extra just in support materials.

Just wondering how you pros handle this and what you do. Thanks!

3 replies
leah_s Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:27pm
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I used to charge $20-$30 for "equipment" to cover the bottom board and SPS. No one ever complains.

Recently I raised the price to $10 per tier. No one ever complains.

tootie0809 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 5:54pm
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Do you tell your customers that there is an additional charge for equipment then or do you just add it to the price?

Thanks for the help! icon_smile.gif

tootie0809 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm
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Never mind! I looked at your website and see how you worded it. I like that. Very self-explanatory. I think I'll add something like that to my website and order forms. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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