Dreme Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:33pm
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I need some advice on my cookie pricing. Im not quite sure if im charging enough. In my area not many people sell fondant covered cookies. Im Starting out at $4 minimum per cookie and the range goes up to $8 per cookie with a minimum order of 6 cookies. Would you pay that much for a cookie? Should I go higher? Lower? In NC.

These are just a few examples. I tried to put the pics in order of price range:

1. $4.00
2. $5.00
3. $6.00
4 & 5. $8.00
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Dreme Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:34pm
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Sorry the images showed up backwards. It now goes from highest to lowest.

verono Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:39pm
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I don't know for the prices, but the cakes and the dresses, are AMAZING !!!

Dreme Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:42pm
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Thank you.

ArtieTs Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:45pm
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WOW! Your cookies are AMAZING!!!!!!! icon_surprised.gif I would say you are not charging enough. I just love the wedding dress ones and your website is top notch.

sillywabbitz Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:48pm
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I look at it this way. Most people who order these cookies order them for favors. I can not do a really cute party favor for less than $5 each so I think $4-$8 for those cookies...especially the dresses are perfectly valid prices. The real question is if your market will support that. I would not charge less for the dress cookies because first I have never seen anything like them before and 2nd, that is a LOT of work. I think your work is definately a higher caliber than the average "cookie bouquet" type cookies so you should charge according. Compare your prices to the cookie bouquet shops in your area and up charge appropriatelyicon_smile.gif
Absolutely beautiful work...I'm still staring at those dressesicon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 9:01pm
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Your cookies are sublime (not just those here, but on your site as well--I adore the cameo ornament cookies) and I would say worth EVERY penny, and then some!

Unfortunately, I can't say what your local market will support, since I have no knowledge of the economics of that area, but with all the work that goes into them, I cannot imagine you charging any less!

Dreme Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:31am
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Thanks guys for the comments. Your input is appreciated. I feeling better about my prices but im worried about the market im in. Either way I still want to sell them somewhere even if the market here wont buy them at my prices. Does anybody know about selling products in other states?

ptanyer Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:51am
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OMG, those are amazing!!! Love your website too! I think the prices are completely right on. That is a ton of work and you deserve to be paid accordingly.

cindy58 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:51am

I think they're all great cookies, but the dresses are absolute stand-outs!

leily Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:57am

Wow your work is amazing (as everyone has said already) I have not seen cookies like these before.

I definitely think you could charge more (expecially for the cakes and dresses) I know you're worried about if your market can handle it, but it's all about marketing to the right people. With your prices you already know that not everyone can afford you, and that's ok. Look for higher end places to link with that brides would be using for other areas of their weddings. Country clubs... high end wedding venues....

I also think you could probably do well selling online and shipping, but not sure what the regulations are to do that, I think that varies state to state on how you can ship out, but not sure. I know I have seen post previously talking about this, but I don't remember what the answer was or who they talked to about it.

chassidyg Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 2:29am

What part of NC I guess would be my question. The cookies are gorgeous! Okay, went to your site & saw you are out of Raleigh. I think in that area, the prices are right on. I lived in Jacksonville at Camp Lejeune, which is why I was asking, gorgeous as your cookies are, no one would want to pay more then a couple of dollars for them in that area, which they deserve so much more.

Sagebrush Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 3:45am
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

Unfortunately, I can't say what your local market will support, since I have no knowledge of the economics of that area, but with all the work that goes into them, I cannot imagine you charging any less!




What Tara said.

Meowcakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 3:55am

Are you kidding me?!?!?! Your most basic would be at the highest price and your most elaborate would be at least $20. I know your in N.C. and I still think that is fair pricing. Your most elaborate in bigger areas is at least $40. And yes, people do charge and get those prices.

I am so in awe. Those are truly original and true works of art.

KarmaStew Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:17am

Lovely cookies, but WAY too cheap.

Himee Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:33am

Ok I know everyone has already told you but those dress cookies are seriously crazy good and I would pay more than you are charging for them and i live in a podunk town lol

Meowcakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:35am

And even though you are in Religh, it is considered a major city. Remember, people will pay for what they want.

Dreme Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 10:06am

One more question: Should the dress and other $8 cookies come in the regular baggie with a bow or should it come with an acrylic box? I've been debating about the packaging on these. Im thinking it would also help with the shipping as well.

mamawrobin Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 10:35am

Your cookies are amazing. I like the idea of the acrylic boxes for the wedding dress cookies anyway. They are just too fancy for plastic wrap and a bow icon_lol.gif Your website is great as well.

Ivy383 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 11:05am

Your cookies are great! I wouls pay what you are asking for them and more. I was also checking out your website and I think your cake prices are awesome! icon_smile.gif

Tellis12 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 11:51am

I'm going to chime in with all the others and say how gorgeous and stunning your cookies are. Maybe I'm way out of the loop but I haven't really seen anything like those dress cookies before. Amazing.

As far as your pricing and keeping in mind that your market may not support this, but I live in Cincinnati (not the richest place in the country) and one of our high end bakery charges $12 a cookie for dress cookies that are much simpler than yours. If your market won't support going that high though, I can see $8 being perfectly reasonable. Maybe if you start out at $8 and get people used to the idea of the finer things in life, then eventually you can raise your prices.

TracyLH Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 7:32pm

These are stunning, original and just wonderful cookies. Your prices seem too low to me (especially for those dresses), but I do not know the size of the cookies. As mentioned, it is a matter of what your market will allow, but these really are incredible. I would suggest giving the choice of the bag or the box with the customer paying accordingly.

luv2bake6 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 10:42am

Ok, just needed to pick my jaw back up.......wow is what i have to say. Your cookies are so classy, so original, and so gorgeous! I agree with leily on this one. If your market doesn't support your prices, don't lower them, try and advertise in the high end venues. There are many people who would pay any price to get what they want; just watch any of the 'platinum wedding' shows on CableTv. These people spend thousands on even the most simplest things, it's astounding. That's where you need to advertise. Go to bridal shows. Advertise in other states.
You are truly talented!

all4cake Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 10:55am

Gorgeous cookies! Unique and definitely worthy of a higher charge.

Reimagining_Confections Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:06pm

Wedding dress cookies with packaging I would say about $10-12(depending on packaging). These are beautiful(fondant topped then airbrushed- my curiosity is getting the better of me). Weddings are expensive and favors cost anywhere from $5 for cheapies on up. It is harder to raise prices once a customer base has gotten used to the lower price.

The cake cookies(considering how well decorated should run around $8-9 before packaging). The Raliegh area should be able to support that. Check with local event planners and see if you can develop a relationship with them. They can be the best advocate for getting you in with sites and brides. Off to look at your website.

Dreme Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:29pm

CookiesbyMomMe I wish I had an airbrush system. That would be awesome. I actually just shade them by hand with a brush.

I'm still working on boxes for the cookies. Just ordered some samples today. I want to post the dresses and the cake cookies but I'm worried I won't market them well. Lately I have been stressing about my wording for my site and products so I have held off. I procrastinate when I want something to be perfect because I find so many things wrong. Does anybody else have this problem?

cylstrial Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:32pm

Your dress cookies are amazing! Beyond amazing! I'm not sure if $8 is enough to be honest. They look super time consuming! But amazing!

carathebaker Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 8:52pm

OMG, your dress and wedding cake designs are so clever that it depresses me! Depending on where you live, I personally think you can charge a premium price for your more upscale cookies.

drakegore Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 11:00pm

i can't speak to the prices, but wow, wow, wow, those dresses are beautiful.....

frankdiabetes Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 11:29pm

Wow wow wow. All your cookies are so unbelievably amazing. The hospital/lab coat/pill bottle cookies are awesome, I love them. I wish I could do that!!

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