Cake Transport/ Delivery Fee

Decorating By kdhjth Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 9:20pm by Cindy619

kdhjth Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:19pm
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What would you charge to deliver wedding cake 60-75 miles away?

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leah_s Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 6:00pm
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150 miles round trip X $1.25

indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s


150 miles round trip X $1.25

Exactly my price, too.

Cindy619 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 9:04pm
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Do you mind if I ask how you came up with $1.25/ mile?

indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 9:16pm
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I had records of what it costs to run my delivery van so I was able to see the expense-per-mile, which includes NOT just the gas (which is pretty much the only thing people tend to think of) but also the cost of commercial auto insurance (which, by the way, was about 3 times the cost of covering my personal cars!), oil changes (which you need more often because you're running the vehicle more miles), new tires, maintenance and repair (new muffler, car washes), etc.

PLUS .... the payroll factor for the person driving the van and that includes not just the hourly rate but the payroll taxes the business owner must pay over and above the hourly rate.

PLUS .... the lost opportunity costs. While I'm in the van, I'm NOT in the shop baking a cake or booking a wedding with a bride.

PLUS .... the pita factor. Taking time out of the day to deliver a cake can be a PITA. It's also a service that needs paid for .... and not just the expense of it, but a profit to be made on the "SERVICE", just as much as you would make a profit on the "PRODUCT".

factor all of that in. Not just the gas.

Cindy619 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 9:20pm
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Great breakdown! Thanks! My person favorite - the PITA factor icon_smile.gif

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