I need help pricing sugar flowers! How does everyone else go about this? Hard to judge the amount of time involved ahead of time. Please let me know what you do! Thanks!
It depends on the difficulty (and yes, size does matter,lol). Suggest you try to search this site for previous topics that include your question, as well as all of the web stores that charge for these sorts of deco items. HTH!
I buy them and mark them up about X5.
What company do you buy them from Leah? And do you airbrush or petal dust them?
Thanks, leah...I am missing some profit.
I get most of mine from avalon deco dot com. David is the nicest person and ships quick. And he's a small biz like me, so I like to support him. One day I called to order and he was home caring for his sick son. That in itself endeared him to me forever.
I airbrush some and dust some, or both. Depends on what I want them to look like.
I still suffer from this problem too.
I recently adopted the concept of a price chart with individual pricing so I could easily fill in the blanks and have the price quickly and easily. I like the price chart. It makes it easy and takes out the personal factor of "what is my time worth" I have a tendency to hem-haw around when I try to decide the price. I want to do the flowers so I feel like if I over price them I won't get that part of the order.
Recently I took two sizeable order for them and charged what I thought would be a decent price and BOTH of them said "Wow, that's less than fresh flowers" ARRGGHH!!!! So now I need to go see what the florist is charging and make sure my GP is similar.
Hope that helps.
Thanks everyone! Helps a lot!! Happy baking!
Yeah, my pricing backbone stiffened when I realized the florist was getting $7 a STEM for a calla.
SEVEN DOLLARS a stem for calla's!! Now I know I really need to follow up on that idea.
You can get them at www.wholesalesugarflowers.com too - although the post Leah made sure makes me want to buy from her source now too!